Wisconsin Health Care Association Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing, protecting and advancing the interests of Wisconsin’s long-term and post-acute care provider community and the residents they serve. The Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WiCAL) is a division of WHCA that advocates for assisted living facilities by helping our members provide the highest quality services to the Badger State’s frail and elderly citizens. WHCA/WiCAL represents skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, and home health agencies.

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

CEO Name:
James Stoa
Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs

Contact
JPS
James P Stoa
131 W Wilson St, Suite 1001
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-0125
(608) 257-0025
jstoa@whcawical.org
http://www.whcawical.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Allison M Cramer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/4/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Jim Stoa Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
John J VanderMeer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2019 Withdrawn On 7/20/2020
Katie White Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/4/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/4/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
William R Abrams Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 10/20/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 76
Assembly Bill 76
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2019
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 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: certifications for advance directives and findings of incapacity related to powers of attorney for health care. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 90

For
Notification Date
6/19/2019
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 410
Assembly Bill 410
Relating to: coverage of services under Medical Assistance provided through telehealth and other technologies, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2019
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 103
Senate Bill 103
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/22/2019
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 254
Senate Bill 254
Relating to: certifications for advance directives and findings of incapacity related to powers of attorney for health care. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2019
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 380
Senate Bill 380
Relating to: coverage of services under Medical Assistance provided through telehealth and other technologies, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 56

For
Notification Date
11/8/2019
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/15/2019
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
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
3/15/2019
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:Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services:Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services

Notification Date
3/15/2019
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Certification of programs for training and testing nurse aides and feeding assistants
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)

Subject
Certification of programs for training and testing nurse aides and feeding assistants

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For
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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
Previously reported under legislative topic, "COVID-19 and related topics".

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021-23 State Budget - Long-Term Care Services, Medicaid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2021-23 State Budget - Long-Term Care Services, Medicaid

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
11/30/2020
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.

COVID-19 and related topics
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 and related topics

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/26/2020
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.

Aligning Wisconsin's CNA training hours requirement with the federal standard.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Aligning Wisconsin's CNA training hours requirement with the federal standard.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/11/2019
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'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
1/2/2019
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
1/2/2019
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
1/2/2019
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 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
1/2/2019
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
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Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$55,221.86
2019
July - December
$52,352.20
2020
January - June
$53,786.72
2020
July - December
$30,433.00
Total $191,793.78
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
333.25
2019
July - December
180.25
2020
January - June
231.55
2020
July - December
77.50
Total 822.55
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
586.50
2019
July - December
274.00
2020
January - June
509.25
2020
July - December
212.75
Total 1582.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: certifications for advance directives and findings of incapacity related to powers of attorney for health care. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aides.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 12 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
3 %
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 11 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 11 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
30 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
70 %
2020
July - December
42 %
Total 27 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures