Over the past year, while looking to reform the state’s Medicaid program, the Department of Health Services has taken several proactive steps to receive input from consumers, providers, and other stakeholders. Last spring, the Department held statewide listening sessions to gather valuable input from the individuals that actually utilize and provide services.
The Department found that one of the most effective tools to organize and gather feedback was an online web portal that allowed individuals to voice their concerns directly to the Secretary’s Office. Those comments helped shape the proposed Medicaid reforms that you see today. The Department has also posted these comments online: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aboutdhs/budget/index.htm
If your constituents would like to voice their opinion directly to the Department on the recently released Medicaid Efficiencies proposals, please encourage them to use our online web portal. Individuals can make general comments or they can comment on specific policies that have been proposed by the Department. So far, hundreds of comments have been received as part of this discussion.
You can find a web link to our Medicaid Savings Initiatives website here: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/MAreform/
For a direct link to the web portal, please click here: http://4.selectsurvey.net/dhs/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=m60I3941
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me anytime.
Office of the SecretaryWisconsin Department of Health Services