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American Rescue Plan Act: Adult HCBS Minimum Fee Schedule Provider Cost Survey

Help DHS Establish Minimum Provider Reimbursement Rates

This survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation. 

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) launched its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Adult HCBS Minimum Fee Schedule Provider Cost Survey for residential care, supportive home care, and personal care on October 12, 2022 and accepted responses through November 22, 2022. The survey asked participants to submit details about their operating costs, such as employee wages, employee benefits and taxes, transportation costs, and administrative costs.

DHS will use survey data to develop a minimum fee schedule for select home and community-based services (HCBS) in the Family Care and Family Care Partnership programs. Minimum rates will be set for:

  • Adult family homes (AFHs)
  • Residential care apartment complexes (RCACs)
  • Community-based residential facilities (CBRFs)
  • Supportive home care services, including supported independent living (SIL) services
  • Personal care services

Once the new fee schedule is implemented (target date of January 2024):

  • DHS will require managed care organizations to reimburse providers no less than the minimum rates. 
  • Managed care organizations and providers can still negotiate higher rates based on member needs.
Last revised November 23, 2022