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As a member you will enjoy the many benefits of membership. You will also be represented by one of the most dedicated group of individuals in our industry today.

Joint Finance Committee Approves first Personal Care Rate Increase in Nearly 10 years!

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 to approve the Governor’s proposed 2% per year increase to the personal care rate. The MAPC rate will increase to $16.40 on July 1, 2017 and then to $16.73 on July 1, 2018. This is the largest rate increase in over 16 years! The State Assembly and State Senate still need to vote on the rate increase. So if you haven’t done so already, contact your state representative and state senator and ask them to support the personal care rate increase in the state budget.

Cancellation of the Personal Care Services Independent Assessment Program

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Liberty Healthcare Corporation (Liberty) have mutually agreed to end their contract for personal care services assessments. DHS contracted with Liberty to conduct independent assessments and authorize the delivery of fee-for-service personal care services to members enrolled in Wisconsin Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus.
DHS will not be contracting with a new personal care independent assessment vendor as DHS is canceling the independent assessment program for fee-for-service members.
Effective August 1, 2017, ForwardHealth personal care services policy reverts to the policy that was in place prior to July 1, 2017.
During this transition, the highest priority for DHS is to ensure members receive the personal care services they need. ForwardHealth is mailing letters directly to eligible affected members.

In The News

New scorecard gives WI high marks for serving older adults, people with disabilities

Commentary by Carol Wolf: The Silver Tsunami — Who Will Care for Them?

Contact Liberty Health Care


The Legislative Blog

Check out our Legislative Blog under the Legislative tab. to stay updated on news and events effecting WPSA

Turnover Rate Calculator

To obtain your turnover, divide the total number of employees that left during the year (the 12 month period of your choice) with your average number of employees during the year.

Calculation:

  • Add up the total number of employees that left your employment during your selected 12 month period.
  • Add up the total number of employees you have employed at the end of each month for 12 months, and divide that by 12. This will give you the "average number of employees".
  • Divide the total number of employees that left your employment into your average number of employees. Times that by 100.

Example:
150 employees left your employment in a 12 month period
200 was the average number of employees per month (you added up your total number of active/current employees at the end of each month for 12 months and divided that by 12).
150 divided into 200 = .75
.75 times (x) 100 = 75% turnover rate