Direct Care Workforce Payments Arriving to Providers

 

WALA has heard from some of membership that the MCOs are starting to send out the Family Care Direct Care Workforce payments. These are the first quarter’s payments from the $60.8 Million we advocated for in the 2017-2019 Wisconsin State budget. These payments may come in check form with little information attached – so please watch your mailboxes over the next few weeks. Each MCO seems to be handling the payments differently. Providers making calculations have stated that the checks roughly 4% of the reimbursement amount from Family Care.

Please make sure that you are accurately documenting how these funds have been disbursed (wage increases, bonuses, PTO, or payroll taxes) and to whom they were given. Although aggregate amounts are needed for the attestation (link below) more detail should be internally documented in case an audit happens in the future.

The quarter 1 provider attestation and survey site is now live at the following site:

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4434875/Quarter-1-Direct-Care-Workforce-Attestation-Report

FAQs about the process is also available at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid/ltc-workforce-funding-faq.htm

June 2018 Meeting Notice

The June meeting of the Fort Adult Care Consortium will take place on Tuesday, June 12th, at 10:00 AM at the Dwight Foster Public Library, 209 Merchant Street in Fort Atkinson, WI. Before the organizational meeting which starts at 11:00 AM (download the Agenda here), Rainbow Hospice will be providing a “Hospice 101” overview for us. Snacks will be provided. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and can be easily done here. Check out the flyer for the seminar for more information. Certificates for 1 contact hour of Continuing Education will be available for attendees.

March 2018 Meeting Notice

The March meeting of the Fort Adult Care Consortium will take place on Tuesday, March 13th, at 10:00 AM at the Dwight Foster Public Library, 209 Merchant Street in Fort Atkinson, WI.  The Agenda (download here) includes a discussion of the City’s draft proposal of a licensing ordinance (download here) for supportive care facilities in the city, as well as ongoing discussions about 2018 training opportunities, .   Please come to share your views on the matter