2022-2023 Long Term Care Advisory Council Charges
Charge 1: Long path
Planning and problem solving strategy looking ahead 10, 15, 25, and 100 years. Develop a collaborative and innovative strategic plan visualizing a future based on shared values and beliefs on what Wisconsin’s long-term care system will look like.
Charge 2: Medicaid long-term care
Explore strategies to ensure Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care (LTC) programs focus on the whole person including: access; choice; high-quality; collaborative relationships; efficient and cost effective; with Wisconsin leading the nation in LTC delivery and services and supports.
- Provide advice on benefit definitions, reimbursement models, rates, and value based purchasing strategies.
- Provide advice and guidance on integrating or aligning long-term care services with behavioral health services and acute and primary care services, including services provided through Medicare.
- Provide advice and guidance on the spending of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 Section 9817 funds in regards to enhancing and improving Medicaid home and community-based services.
- Provide advice and guidance on access to and quality in long-term care programs.
Charge 3: Health equity
Develop strategies so everyone in Wisconsin’s Long Term Care programs has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Explore strategies to remove obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.
- Provide advice and guidance on a cultural competency toolkit.
- Provide advice and guidance on how to ensure access to technology is equitable.
- Explore how the council can work with Division of Public Health (DPH) related to Wisconsin State Health Assessment.
Charge 4: Workforce
Develop recommendations to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, both paid and unpaid, to ensure access to care, improve the quality of caregiving, and meet the growing demand for long-term care services in Wisconsin by:
- Studying the recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on Caregiving, providing advice and guidance on items that are being implemented, prioritizing recommendations for future consideration.
- Providing advice and guidance on proposals that relate to the direct care workforce and family/informal caregiving within the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 Section 9817 to enhance, expand, or strengthen home and community-based services under the Medicaid program in Wisconsin.
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