New Long-Term Care Option Available to Tribal Members
As of July 1, 2018, American Indians or Alaska Natives who are enrolled in Family Care can now choose to receive culturally competent care management from Indian health care providers. This option is available in the following tribal service areas:
- Oneida Nation
- Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Family Care members typically receive care management from their managed care organization and services from a provider in the managed care organization’s network. The new tribal option offers American Indian members the choice to receive care management from Indian health care providers that signed a three-party agreement with the members’ managed care organization and the Department of Health Services (DHS). Services may be provided by either a provider in the managed care organization’s network, or a tribal provider not in the network.
DHS recognizes American Indian and Alaska Native sovereignty, culture, and unique long-term care needs, which include the need to access home and community-based waiver services through Indian health care providers. DHS partnered with Wisconsin’s 11 federally recognized tribes to develop this unique option.