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
JJV
John J VanderMeer
131 W Wilson St, Suite 1001
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-0125
(608) 257-0025
john@whcawical.org
http://www.whcawical.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John J VanderMeer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Brian R Purtell Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/16/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Jim Stoa Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 432
Assembly Bill 432
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/6/2017
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 473
Assembly Bill 473
Relating to: therapeutic diets in certain long-term care facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/5/2017
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 500
Assembly Bill 500
Relating to: ratification of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/21/2017
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 630
Assembly Bill 630
Relating to: dementia specialist certification. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/20/2017
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 903
Assembly Bill 903
Relating to: various changes to statutes administered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and attached credentialing boards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 329

Other
Notification Date
3/1/2018
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 986
Assembly Bill 986
Relating to: the nursing workforce survey, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2018
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 1072
Assembly Bill 1072
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; granting rule-making authority; and ma...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/6/2018
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 341
Senate Bill 341
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/14/2017
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 385
Senate Bill 385
Relating to: therapeutic diets in certain long-term care facilities.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 101

For
Notification Date
8/16/2017
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 417
Senate Bill 417
Relating to: ratification of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 135

For
Notification Date
9/22/2017
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

Board on Aging and Long-Term Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board on Aging and Long-Term Care

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

http://www.whcawical.org/statebudget
Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

Health Services: Medicaid Services Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services Administration

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

Wisconsin Technical College System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Technical College System

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Wisconsin Long-term care workforce shortage, and a budget provision for increasing skilled nursing and assisted living reimbursement.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Long-term care workforce shortage, and a budget provision for increasing skilled nursing and assisted living reimbursement.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/8/2017
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
@item.ExternalURL

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
1/9/2017
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
1/9/2017
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
1/9/2017
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

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$51,543.29
2017
July - December
$37,939.36
2018
January - June
$33,700.28
2018
July - December
$43,752.51
Total $166,935.44
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
150.75
2017
July - December
139.00
2018
January - June
113.25
2018
July - December
115.50
Total 518.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
398.45
2017
July - December
202.10
2018
January - June
164.75
2018
July - December
235.25
Total 1000.55

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
50 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 24 %
Relating to: dementia specialist certification. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
40 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 34 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures