KIT for Respite Providers

Becoming an Independent Respite Provider (403)

This course walks through what you need to know if you would like to be an independent respite provider (not employed by an agency). You will learn about four funding sources and how to become an independent respite provider for each (IRIS, Family Care, CLTS, Private Pay). We will go in-depth on the steps to become an approved provider for CLTS as a sole proprietor. The last section of this course will discuss some best practices to consider when starting your own business as a sole proprietor.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- differentiate between an agency employee and an independent provider
- understand the different funding sources and how each relates to becoming a respite provider
- know the process of becoming an independent provider for each of the primary funding sources
- identify key actions to take when starting a sole proprietorship

Length of Course: 0.5 hours Course Geared for: : Respite Providers Population of Topic:: Lifespan

  • Becoming an Independent Respite Provider
  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Terms and Definitions
  • Section 1: Terms and Definitions
  • Respite Funds in WI
  • Respite Funds in WI
  • Funding Sources
  • Terms to Understand
  • Agency Employee vs Independent Provider
  • Comparison Chart
  • Closer Look at Independent Providers
  • Disclaimer
  • Section 2: Funding Sources
  • Section 2: Funding Sources
  • IRIS & Family Care
  • IRIS
  • IRIS
  • FEAs
  • Family Care
  • MCOs and Family Care
  • MCOs
  • Participant Hired Worker
  • RCAW Respite Registry
  • Other Services
  • Children's Long Term Support Waiver (CLTS)
  • CLTS
  • CLTS Definition of Sole Proprietor
  • CLTS Provider Registry
  • CLTS Step 1
  • CLTS Step 2
  • CLTS Service Descriptions
  • CLTS Service Rates
  • CLTS Step 3
  • CLTS Step 4
  • CLTS Step 5
  • CLTS Step 6
  • Private Pay
  • Private Pay
  • Section 3: Best Practices
  • Section 3: Best Practices
  • Becoming a Sole Proprietor in WI
  • Business Structure
  • SBA - Business Structure
  • Actions to Accomplish
  • Business Outline with Budget
  • KIT-P Budget Worksheet
  • Respite Pay Rate
  • Business Information
  • Tax ID Number
  • Business Bank Account
  • Accounting Procedures
  • Quarterly Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Professional Guidance
  • Marketing Plan
  • Look Again At Your Budget
  • Budget Worksheet Example
  • Summary
  • Resources
  • Appendix
  • MCO Contacts Aug 2020
  • CLTS Services at a Glace
  • CLTS Provider Reg Tip Sheet
  • Respite Section of CLTS Waiver Manual
  • CLTS Rate Schedule
  • Independent Provider Eval
  • Thank You
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever