The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received additional resources through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to improve and enhance Wisconsin’s home and community-based services (HCBS) under Medicaid. This funding includes an increase of 5% for most HCBS rates or 4.13% when calculated for residential covered services (combined single rate of care and supervision/room and board – the rate increase does not apply to the room and board portion, as this is a non-covered service). A key focus of the plan is to support and strengthen the caregiving workforce. All rate increases are effective January 1, 2022.
Eligible Services for the ARPA Increase:
Adult day care services
Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA)
AODA day treatment
Assistive technology/communication aid
Community supported living (CSL)
Consultative clinical and therapeutic services for caregivers