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Family Care and IRIS Providers, Recipients Express Concerns About LTC Redesign
(Added 09/30/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist. During a public hearing Wednesday, September 23, in Madison, numerous Family Care and IRIS participants and advocates brought forward their concerns about the state’s proposed Family Care 2.0 redesign that was called for in the 2015-17 state budget. In what was the fourth of at least seven public hearings […]
Conversations with BAL Returns This Fall!
(Added 09/23/2015) More
WALA is proud to announce the return of Conversations with the Bureau of Assisted Living – 2015 edition! Once again, in a collaborative spirit, these FREE, informal sessions will offer a relaxed setting for open and honest communication between assisted living providers and the Bureau of Assisted Living. This is YOUR opportunity to dialogue with […]
Speakers: Caregiver Respite, Crisis Response Needed in Alzheimer’s Care System
(Added 09/23/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias affects 6 million people nationally and 110,000 in Wisconsin – and those numbers are poised to rise in coming years as baby boomers age – and the state must expand programs and improve services for this growing population, state Rep. Mike Rohrkaste […]
Public Hearings Announced for Family Care/IRIS 2.0
(Added 09/16/2015) More
More Hearings Are Now Available Across The State The 2015-2017 State Budget, Act 55, directs the Department of Health Services to make a number of changes to the Family Care and IRIS Programs. The Department is holding public hearings throughout the state in September 2015 in order to receive testimony from interested parties. Public testimony will […]
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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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- Other Resources
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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).
All of our members have the opportunity to serve on our committees and subcommittees.
- Advocacy Subcommittee
- Diamond Accreditation Subcommittee
- 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.