FSRC Newsdesk

FSRC NewsdeskThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is making changes that will impact CLTS waiver providers and participants, including:

-Eliminating wait lists by December 31, 2018, for services in the CLTS Waiver Program that is increasing the number of children enrolled in the program.

-Establishing statewide rates for supports and services in the CLTS Waiver Program.

CMS outlined the following guidelines for creating the statewide rate-setting methodology.

The waiver must describe:
1) The rate-setting methodology used for each waiver service.
2) How the state exercises financial oversight to ensure that rates are determined and paid in accordance with a uniform methodology that ensures consistent rate structure for each specific service.
3) How the state solicits public comment on rate determination methods.
4) How information about payment rates is made available to waiver participants.
5) Whether this rate determination method is used for determining self-directed budgets or if some other method is used and applied consistently to each waiver participant.

Services Included in Rate-Setting Initiative:
* Case management, Child care, Community integration services
* Counseling and therapeutic services, Daily living skills training
* Day services, Financial management services, Mentoring
* Nursing services, Respite, Supported employment
* Supportive home care, Transportation

-Implementing an online CLTS Waiver Provider Directory, available to the general public to search for program providers.

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Transitions to Family Care and IRIS – starting in February 2018 we have said goodbye to 92 young adults who have transitioned from the CLTS Waiver to Family Care, Family Care Partnership or IRIS. See our Resource Center for more information on Family Care and IRIS options. We wish everyone much success as they enter this next phase of their life. We will continue to transition young adults to the adult service system as they reach their 18th birthday.

Governor Walker’s 2017-19 Biennial Budget includes funding to eliminate the wait list for the Children’s Long Term Support (CLTS) waiver program. Children continue to be removed from the wait list on a first come-first serve basis, and FSRC is one of the entities that is actively bringing children off the wait list to meet this goal.

Heidi Rossiter
Executive Director