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Governor's Task Force on Caregiving Public Input Session on Draft Proposals

06/29/2020 09:00 AM - 06 /29/2020 04:00 PM

Participation via Video Conference or Audio Only Video Conference: Toll Free Audio: 1-844-708-2571 Meeting ID: 960 8444 6193, N/A, WI- 53703


Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Faith Russell

Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving Public Input Session on Draft Proposals Monday, June 29, 2020 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participation via Video Conference or Audio Only Video Conference: [] Toll Free Audio: 1-844-708-2571 Meeting ID: 960 8444 6193 AGENDA 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Guidelines for Public Input Session* 9:10-10:30 a.m. Public Comment on Family Caregiving Proposals 1. Caregiver Assessment: TCare – Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral 2. Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Reinvestment/ Caregiver Support 3. Legislative Change: Family Medical Leave Act Amendments 4. Legislative Change: WI Credit for Caring 5. Legislative Change: The Care Act 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Public Comment on Rates Proposals 1. Rates Band 2. Nursing Home and Personal Care Payment Reform 3. Medical Loss Ratio 4. Direct Care Worker Fund 12:30-1:15 p.m. Public Comment on Benefits Proposals 1. Medicaid Expansion 2. Earnings Disregard 1:15-2:45 p.m. Public Comment on Untapped Workforce Proposals 1. Statewide Caregiver Training: Statewide Direct Support Professional Training 2. Recognition and Recruitment of Direct Support Professionals 3. Background Check Policies 4. Regulation & Compliance: Regulatory proposals for pre- and post-COVID-19 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Public Comment on Home Care Provider Registry Proposal or Any Other Proposal *Additional Information: • Materials on draft proposals can be viewed on the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving website [] by clicking on the Policy Proposals button []. • Public comments will also be accepted from June 29 through July 14 using a survey, which will be available online during those dates on the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving website []. • Members of the public will have up to five minutes to speak on one or more item in each of the distinct sets of proposals. Individuals may comment on more than one set of proposals, with five minutes/set of proposals during the appropriate time slot. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving was created under Executive Order #11 and has the following mission: a. Analyzing strategies to attract and retain a strong direct care workforce; b. Supporting families providing care for their loved ones through respite services and other supports; c. Assessing compensation and fringe benefits for caregivers including ways to make healthcare affordable for the caregiving workforce through employer -sponsored plans, Medicaid buy-in plans, or other health insurance coverage options; d. Establishing one or more registries of home care providers and developing a plan to provide referral or matching services for individuals in need of home care; e. Developing a plan to implement recruitment and retention programs to expand the pool of providers; and f. Exploring and developing solutions, in collaboration with other relevant departments and agencies, to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin. DHS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you need an interpreter or translator, or if you need this material in another language or in alternate format, you may request assistance to participate by contacting Faith Russell at (608) 266-7723 or

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