Solutions for Agencies in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, providers are using Agency Workforce Management solutions to help oversee a wide range of tasks. MITC works with agencies providing residential, training, supported employment, vocational, community living (CLA), community integration program (CIP) and community options program (COP), personal-social-community skills (PSC), industrial, and other services for individuals with developmental disabilities or behavioral health needs in Wisconsin.
What’s Going On In Wisconsin
Major Medicaid Cut: In August 2016, Wisconsin procured a contractor to provide independent assessments for personal care services delivered on a fee-for-service basis to members enrolled in Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus and members enrolled in the Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (IRSI) program who do not self-direct their personal care needs. Liberty, the contractor, will begin conducting independent assessments to determine the medical necessity for, and authorize the delivery of personal care services.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has released a draft of the application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting an amendment to certain provisions of its Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, known as the BadgerCare Reform Demonstration Waiver. The policy amendments, included in 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, are aimed at bolstering Governor Walker’s efforts to move people from government dependence to true independence.
The 1115 Demonstration Waiver allows Wisconsin to offer the BadgerCare Plus (Medicaid) standard benefit plan to adults without dependent children, ages 19-64, also known as the “childless adult” population. In 2014, under Governor Scott Walker, for the first time in Wisconsin history, all childless adults at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) were eligible for coverage under the BadgerCare Plus (Medicaid) standard benefit plan.
“These are common sense reforms directed at helping people move from government dependence to true independence through the dignity that is born of work,” Governor Walker said. “We believe public assistance should be a trampoline, not a hammock. And so, our message is clear. We are asking able-bodied adults without children, who are on government assistance, to pass a drug test and enroll in job training. If they fail the test, we’ll help them get healthy so they can get the job skills they need to get back in the game.”
Wisconsin Billing Integration
Our software can integrate with ForwardHealth interChange, PES, and any billing system, providing automatic claims submission and electronic remittances.
MITC has been supporting agencies in Wisconsin since 2008. Agency Workforce Management is proven to work for providers in Wisconsin associated with Disability Rights Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, ABD for Health, Inc., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA), the Community Alliance of Providers of Wisconsin (CAPOW), and the Residential Services Association (RSA).