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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Wisconsin Long-Term Care Advisory Council met on last week in Madison. Among the discussions were the following: Family Care/IRIS 2.0 Redesign: Brian Shoup, DHS Division of LTC Administrator, gave an update on the implementation of the Family Care/IRIS changes that were […]
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The state Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee held a public hearing this morning (September 2) on an audit report prepared earlier this year on the state’s Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) program. In fiscal year 2013-14, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) spent $56.1 million to provide NEMT services to […]