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September 21, 2015
From the WALA Newsletter - Complete List of 2014 Most Serious Violations
News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog
Lancaster Pollard Announces Leadership Changes
(Added 07/29/2015) More
Date 7/16/2015 Posted in News, Whats New Lancaster Pollard announced today that Tom Green, CEO, and Brian Pollard, president, will transition day-to-day management of the firm and have announced a new leadership team. Nick Gesue, previously senior vice president and chief credit officer with Lancaster Pollard, has been named CEO and Kass Matt, most recently […]
U.S. Senators Seek Review of Medicaid Funding, Oversight of Care in Assisted Living
(Added 07/29/2015) More
It is time to Advocate for Assisted Living to Stay Regulated at the State Level! A bipartisan group of four U.S. Senators earlier this month sent a joint letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that GAO undertake a review of Medicaid spending and federal and state oversight of care provided to Medicaid […]
Governor Walker’s Vetoes Affecting Family Care & IRIS
(Added 07/15/2015) More
Vetoes Give DHS More Discretion in Planning Changes & Possibly Back to a Single Region From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Veto: IHA\MCO Regions: Delete budget provision that there be no less than 5 IHA\MCO regions in Family Care 2.0 Governor: “Allowing the department to define the number of long-term care regions in the […]
GOP Tax Budget Motion Allows Creation of ABLE Accounts for the Disabled
(Added 07/07/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist – The state’s Joint Finance Committee kicked off its final 2015-17 state budget [met July 2, 2015 ] – and Republicans on the committee … introduced two state budget motions that, among other things, would allow the creation of Achieving a Better Life (ABLE) accounts for disabled […]
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Tools for Valued Members
- WALA Diamond Accreditation Program
- DHS Caregiver Abuse and Neglect Prevention Training
- Assisted Living Start Up Guide from SVA
- Low Cost Liability Insurance Access for Small Providers
- Trends in Long Term Care from Wipfli LLP
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A Guide to Collaborating with other Assisted Living Providers
There are some providers who feel unhappy with the way that they are negotiating and being treated by their MCOs. There has been some talk of “banding together.” WALA always encourages collaboration, but the law prohibits collusion among competitors that might interfere with the normal law of supply and demand. To that end, WALA contracted with Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren to provide background on this issue. Clearly, you as a provider will do as you feel you must, and this information may help guide you in your own decision making. Please see the Anti-trust Memorandum from Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren for more information. (Document is password protected and for members only. Please contact the WALA office for password).
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- Advocacy Subcommittee
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- Education/Products Subcommittee
- Spring Conference Subcommittee
- Membership Development Subcommittee
For more information on how to join a committee and make a difference in what WALA does, contact the office today at 608/288-0246.