The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, on last week Thursday, submitted its revised Family Care/Include Respect I Self-Direct (IRIS) 2.0 concept paper to the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. The 2015-17 state budget directed DHS to make a number of changes to the Family Care and IRIS programs. DHS held public hearings throughout the state last fall and […]
On Monday, Oct. 19, providers, stakeholder groups, Managed Care Organizations and potential IHAs gave testimony to DHS regarding the vision for the future of the long-term care system in the next version, Family Care/IRIS 2.0. There were many points of view coming to the microphone but clarifying questions coming from Brian Shoup, Division of Long […]
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is working on revising the Family Care managed care organization (MCO) contracts for 2015 and shared a draft contract during last week Tuesday’s Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council meeting in Madison. The 2015 MCO contract changes include language to satisfy community […]
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently posted the 2014 managed care organization capitation rates on its website. This comes on the heels of DHS finalizing its MCO contracts for 2014. Click here to see the 2014 monthly MCO capitation rates.
Community Care of Central Wisconsin to Begin Providing Services on January 1 The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Community Care of Central Wisconsin (CCCW) is holding a series of informational meetings for members and providers in advance of the transition to CCCW as the new Family Care provider for 11 counties in northern […]
NEW Managed Care Organization Selected for 11 Northern Wisconsin Counties – Community Care of Central Wisconsin Expected to Replace NorthernBridges
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades announced August 16 that the Division of Long Term Care intends to proceed to contract with Community Care of Central Wisconsin to provide Family Care in 11 counties in northern Wisconsin. These counties include Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties, […]
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced June 7 that it is seeking proposals from interested parties to contract as managed care organizations for the delivery of Family Care and Family Care Partnership programs in several areas of Wisconsin. The proposals are requested for MCOs in the following areas: The counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, […]
DHS officials have announced that several areas of the State will be served by at least two Family Care Managed Care Organizations (MCO). According to the DHS, the MCO participation expansion plans and timeframes are as follows: Care Wisconsin: April 15, 2013: Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Walworth Counties (These counties are located within what DHS calls […]
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services this week posted its 2013 monthly MCO capitation rates for Family Care and Family Care Partnership and PACE. Click here for more information.
From Forbes McIntosh, WALA Lobbyist: At a meeting of the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Advisory Council on January 8, 2013, the Department of Health Services (DHS) provided a summary of the changes to the DHS 2013 Family Care MCO contracts – including a new provision that we reported on previously that stipulates that MCO contracts with […]