Wisconsin's Functional Screen

Wisconsin's Functional Screen system is a web-based application used to collect information about an individual's functional status, health and need for assistance for various programs that serve the frail elderly and people with intellectual/developmental or physical disabilities. The screen is used to determine functional eligibility for certain mental health services, adult long-term care programs and children's long-term support programs. Experienced professionals, usually social workers or registered nurses, who have taken an on-line training course and passed a certification exam are able to access and administer the screen. 

Resources for certified screeners: Adult LTC FS, Children's LTS, MH/AODA, General Resources for all Screeners

General Information

Resources for Adult LTC FS Screeners

Webcast Trainings:

Webcast help

Resources for Children's LTS Screeners

Introduction to the CLTS FS Quality Tool

CLTS FS Online Training for Certified Screeners

Presentations on Institutional Levels of Care in Children's LTS Programs (Recorded September 2011)

  1. Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/MR) Level of Care: Developmental Disabilities (DD LOC) (16 min, 40 sec)
  2. Psychiatric Hospital Level of Care: Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED LOC) (38 min, 58 sec)
  3. Nursing Home Level of Care: Physical Disabilities (NH LOC) (24 min, 44 sec)
  4. Hospital Level of Care: Physical Disabilities (HOS LOC) (13 min, 26 sec)

Resources for Mental Health/AODA Screeners

General Resources for All Screeners

¹The papers above were prepared as part of Wisconsin's applications to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval of the Children's Long-Term Support and Adult Long-Term Care Functional Screens.

Last Revised: August 24, 2015