The Department of Health Services (DHS) has revised the Wis. Stat., ch. 50 Resident Relocation Manual. Under Wisconsin law, facilities relocating five or more residents must file a resident relocation plan with the Division of Medicaid Services. A facility must not begin discharge planning for any of its residents until the Division of Medicaid Services has approved the facility's resident relocation plan.
Nursing homes, facilities serving people with developmental disabilities (FDD), or community-based residential facilities (CBRF) considering relocation of five or more residents, through downsizing or closure, are strongly encouraged to contact the Division of Medicaid Services, Bureau of Adult Long Term Care Services for consultation regarding the resident relocation process: 608-267-7286.
The DHS Resident Relocation Manual now incorporates information about the Family Care and IRIS programs and about aging and disability resource centers (ADRC) and managed care organizations (MCOs) that now come into effect when residents relocate from residential facilities. Additional technical assistance and training materials for sending facilities and for receiving entities have also been added, especially those related to addressing relocation stress syndrome.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Adult Long Term Care Services at the telephone number or email listed below.
Department of Health Services
Division of Medicaid Services
Bureau of Adult Long Term Care Services
1 West Wilson Street, Room 518
Madison, WI 53703