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
By Andy Matz|2022-03-07T17:20:51+00:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Provider Announcements|Comments Off on DHS Notice – 2021 State Directed Rate Increase for HCBS Providers
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
2021 State Directed Rate Increase for Home and Community-Based Service Providers
Home and Community-Based Services Provider,
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide funding to the MCOs for the 2021 State Directed Rate Increase for home and community-based services, which the MCO will distribute to home and community-based services providers.
Home and community-based services provider means a provider of adult day care services, daily living skills training, habilitation services, residential care (adult family homes of 1-2 beds, adult family homes of 3-4 beds, community-based residential facilities, residential care apartment complexes), individual and group supported employment, prevocational employment, vocational futures planning, respite care services provided outside of a nursing home, and supportive home care. Providers of self-directed services are not eligible for this increase for self-directed services. Nursing homes and personal care agencies are not home and community-based services providers.
MCOs are required to provide a unit rate increase to all eligible providers equal to 4.24% of each eligible provider’s rates for Family Care and Family Care Partnership covered services in effect on June 1, 2021. The 4.24% unit rate increase on covered services equates to a unit rate increase of 3.51% when calculated on covered and non-covered services for residential providers. This unit rate increase will be labeled “2021 State Directed Rate Increase” in provider contracts as a separate line item from other components of the contracted rate with the provider. MCOs may negotiate other components of the MCO’s reimbursement rates to providers.
MCOs will be communicating the details of this increase and the associated contract amendment. Timely responses to these updates and submission of requested claims resubmissions dating back to the retroactive start of this increase, June 1st, 2021 will help ensure timely payment of this increase to providers.
By Megan Amys|2022-03-07T16:41:51+00:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inclusa Expands Service Region to Serve Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Winnebago, Calumet, Outagamie, and Waupaca Counties.
New choice: Inclusa available to support long-term care needs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2021 – Inclusa, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides community-centered support for people needing long-term care services, is now an available choice to serve residents of Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Winnebago, Calumet, Outagamie, and Waupaca counties.
Inclusa is one of several managed care organizations that offers Family Care, a state Medicaid-funded long-term care program designed to help frail elders and adults with disabilities connect to the supports and services they need to thrive in the communities they call home. The organization currently serves over 15,000 Wisconsinites in 62 counties.
“Inclusa may be new to this area, but with more than 20 years of experience, we are not new to long-term care,” said Mark Hilliker, chief executive officer of Inclusa.
Over 6,500 people in the region use a long-term care program option to support their needs.
“A recent quote from the member satisfaction survey stated: ‘For me, they are excellent.’ With that ideal in mind, we look forward to working alongside local partners and providers to deliver excellent care to this area,” stated Hilliker.
Visit local Aging and Disability Resource Centers for more information about long-term care program options and eligibility. For more information about Inclusa, visit inclusa.org.
Inclusa is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization that provides person-centered and community-focused long-term care services and supports. With a special emphasis on supporting Life. Defined by you, their program helps members live independently in the communities they call home. It works under a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and with local providers to help eligible elders and adults with disabilities connect with community resources needed to live independently and actively participate in everyday life.
By Inclusa|2021-03-31T20:10:01+00:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: NFP Center News|Comments Off on Inclusa Announces 2022 Opening of Portage County, WI Non Profit Center
Inclusa will open and operate a Non-Profit Center on the site of their future headquarters located at 2801 Hoover Road in Stevens Point, WI, when they take ownership in early 2022. The center will have leased space available along with common space to allow for collaboration and engagement amongst community members and other non-profit organizations.
By Inclusa|2021-03-31T20:10:26+00:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: NFP Center News|Comments Off on Inclusa Announces New Headquarters in Stevens Point, WI
Inclusa has entered into an agreement to purchase Delta Dental of Wisconsin’s current headquarters at 2801 Hoover Road in Stevens Point, WI. Delta Dental will be moving to a new facility in Stevens Point. Inclusa hopes to be moved into their new headquarters by early 2022. For more information: