Site Visit

Community-Based Long-Term Care in Milwaukee: Wisconsin Still Ahead
August 11–13, 2008


Judith D. Moore, Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA & Lisa Sprague, MBA


The National Health Policy Forum has made two site visits to Wisconsin in two years. The first, in August 2007, focused on an overview of Family Care, the state's managed long-term care program, and looking at service delivery in a rural setting. The August 2008 site visit focused on the operations of MCOs and Family Care service providers in the urban environment of Milwaukee. Issues examined included the link between housing and social services, care management, capitation and rate-setting, measuring quality, and integrating people with disabilities into a program that initially targeted the elderly.

Related Materials

For details on participants' impressions, see the Site Visit Report, published December 10, 2008.

For an overview of the Family Care program, and details of the previous visit to Wisconsin, see the report of the Forum's 2007 visit, "Community-Based Long-Term Care: Wisconsin Stays Ahead."

Other related Forum products include "National Spending for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), 2012," (The Basics, March 27, 2014); Forum sessions on Medicaid managed long-term care (April 2008), consumer direction and Money Follows the Person (November 2008), and informal caregiving (September 2007); and a background paper on the Aging Services Network.

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