Wisconsin is among the more affordable U.S. states to live in. Additionally, Wisconsin residents have access to a wide range of high-quality long-term care options, including a large number of home care organizations that offer non-medical services to help seniors age in place. However, the pandemic, the growing elder population, the caregiver shortage, and changing home care regulations greatly impact the home care landscape.
Your Wisconsin home care agencies can be equipped to constantly combat caregiver shortages and turnover while also adhering to state EVV, pay, reimbursement, and wage laws. How? - by using a home care management solution. Additionally, the agencies can ensure that their demands for billing, care plans, and other operational requirements are met.
Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.
GPS-enabled app to seamlessly manage caregiver visits.
Increase agency staff productivity and organize daily activities on-the-go.
CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for Wisconsin home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
The complete data that must be captured during a visit is:
Wisconsin has announced that it will deny claims for services provided without EVV compliance. To avoid your agency being at risk of claim denials, it is vital to have a robust system that integrates EVV into claims generation.
The Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance licenses and regulates personal care organizations that offer non-medical in-home services in Wisconsin. The DQA also examines complaints against PCAs and conducts regular and unscheduled inspections.
Through the IRIS waiver or Wisconsin Medicaid's Family Care and Family Care Partnership programs, seniors and handicapped adults may get assistance paying for in-home care. The PACE program may also entitle Milwaukee, Racine, or Waukesha County residents to in-home services.
Since 2018, inflation has increased by 4%, while median wages for direct care workers have been limited to only 2.3% growth. Wage rates have been flat for almost ten years, leading to fewer caregivers working for agencies.
Home care professionals are not required by state or federal law to be completely vaccinated, although some organizations have their own policies regarding vaccination and the use of personal protective equipment.
Depending on the amenities offered in addition to hourly compensation and whether roles are for companion care or nursing aides, caregiving pay ranges from $8 to $14 per hour. Many senior care providers also offer incentives and bonuses.
The maximum rate for non-taxable mileage reimbursement is set and updated annually by the federal government to $0.625.
You can simplify your life by utilizing CareSmartz360 home care management software. With the use of GPS-enabled technology, Wisconsin Home Care Agencies may quickly check and keep track of caregiver training, visits, scheduling, billing, payroll, leave policies, and more while being EVV compliant.
CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in Wisconsin. Switching from an old home care software to CareSmartz360 is effortless- all thanks to open APIs, making it an ideal migration tool. These make transition hassle-free and onboarding easy. You can easily connect CareSmartz360 with any existing tool like QuickBooks, Paychex, Waystar, etc.
Our users reported 95% customer satisfaction in 2022. Schedule a personal walkthrough to see CareSmartz360 in action.