Wisconsin Health Care Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Nursing homes, CBRFs, home health, assisted living facilities.

Lobbying Interests:
Medical assistance reimbursement to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Regulation of nursing homes and assisted living facilities by the Department of Health Services.

CEO Name:
John VanderMeer
Executive Director

Contact
JV
John VanderMeer
131 W Wilson St, Suite 1001
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-0125
(608) 257-0025
john@whcawical.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
James McGinn Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2015 Withdrawn On 4/26/2016
Thomas P Moore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2015 Withdrawn On 5/12/2016
Brian Purtell Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/28/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
John J VanderMeer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Jim Stoa Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/9/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/11/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/11/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 242
Assembly Bill 242
Relating to: modifying administrative rules related to maintenance and use standards for oxygen equipment in nursing homes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 312
Assembly Bill 312
Relating to: limitations on requiring vaccination against influenza.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/24/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 674
Assembly Bill 674
Relating to: visitation of residents of certain facilities by adult children. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 343

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Bill is unnecessary as there already exists mechanisms proposed in bill, also, lack of clarity as to the process proposed, what is to occur upon filing, etc.
Assembly Bill 783
Assembly Bill 783
Relating to: funding for a virtual dementia tour license and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 784
Assembly Bill 784
Relating to: funding for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 786
Assembly Bill 786
Relating to: report on dementia crisis unit pilot program and placement of individuals with dementia. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 272

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 787
Assembly Bill 787
Relating to: funding for respite care under the Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 273

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 788
Assembly Bill 788
Relating to: funding for dementia care specialists in aging and disability resource centers and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 790
Assembly Bill 790
Relating to: dementia training grants for mobile crisis teams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 274

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 791
Assembly Bill 791
Relating to: informed consent for psychotropic medications in nursing homes and community-based residential facilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WHCA is opposed to AB791 as drafted
Assembly Bill 792
Assembly Bill 792
Relating to: referrals for subjects of alerts for missing adults and operator's license review. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 160
Senate Bill 160
Relating to: modifying administrative rules related to maintenance and use standards for oxygen equipment in nursing homes.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 107

For
Notification Date
6/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 161
Senate Bill 161
Relating to: electioneering at a retirement home or residential care facility.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/20/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WHCA will monitor the bill
Senate Bill 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: limitations on requiring vaccination against influenza.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/24/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Medical Assistance - Long-Term Care Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - Long-Term Care Services

Notification Date
3/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
WHCA is discussing the nursing home bed tax, Medicaid expenditures, changes to Family Care and its impact on nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority

Notification Date
5/22/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
WHCA supports allowing WHEFA to issue tax exempt bonds for elderly housing.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Wisconsin's Long Term Care Workforce Crisis
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin's Long Term Care Workforce Crisis

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/23/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Speaker's Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speaker's Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/8/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

WHCA opposes a proposal that provides an exemption from the definition of nursing home in the statues to allow the construction of additional facilities despite a nursing home bed moratorium and bed cap.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WHCA opposes a proposal that provides an exemption from the definition of nursing home in the statues to allow the construction of additional facilities despite a nursing home bed moratorium and bed cap.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/18/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Nursing Home Reimbursement, bed tax.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nursing Home Reimbursement, bed tax.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Legislative Council study on persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council study on persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Family Care and MCO contracts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Family Care and MCO contracts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Relating to the transfer of nursing home beds in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to the transfer of nursing home beds in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$64,929.80
2015
July - December
$20,346.56
2016
January - June
$11,732.50
2016
July - December
$36,053.52
Total $133,062.38
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
55.00
2015
July - December
15.50
2016
January - June
28.35
2016
July - December
90.00
Total 188.85
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
424.25
2015
July - December
139.30
2016
January - June
138.70
2016
July - December
181.00
Total 883.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: modifying administrative rules related to maintenance and use standards for oxygen equipment in nursing homes.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: electioneering at a retirement home or residential care facility.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: informed consent for psychotropic medications in nursing homes and community-based residential facilities. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
3 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
65 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 20 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 18 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
50 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 31 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
60 %
Total 23 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures