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Legislative Updates
Thursday, September 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assembly Passes Budget: Eliminates Assessment, Increases MA Funding »
September 14, 2017 The Wisconsin Assembly passed an amended state budget late last night. One of the key amendments...
Thursday, September 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget Committee Eliminates ASC Assessment »
The Joint Finance Committee voted last night to eliminate the ASC assessment and provide over $5 million for the biennium...
Friday, August 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare resources: Social Security Number Removal Initiative »
MGMA Washington Connection   Beginning in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services- (CMS)...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Surgery Centers Applaud Senate Republicans for Action on ASC Assessment in Budget Proposal »
The Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers (WISCA) thanks Senate Republicans for their budget proposal that repeals the...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorectal Cancer Legislation Builds Momentum in Congress »
July 13, ASCA Government Affairs   The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017 (H.R. 1...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Budget Committee Retains Modified Assessment »
The Joint Finance Committee passed an omnibus Medicaid budget plan that includes a modification of the current assessment....
Thursday, May 25, 2017
2017 ASC Assessment to be Adjusted »
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has reported to WISCA that current assessments (due in June) are being amended and re-...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
JFC Co-Chair Nygren to headline June 5 Newsmaker Event »
Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, will provide an update on the state budget, preview what's...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Education Committee Backs Bills Targeting Drug Addiction »
The Senate Committee on Education approved two bills Monday that are part of a special session ordered by Gov. Scott Walke...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Doctors, Acupuncturists Blast Chiropractic Bill »
Doctors and acupuncturists oppose a bill that would allow chiropractors to perform physical examinations for student athle...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Examining Board Approves Final Telemedicine, Opioid Continuing Medical Education Rules »
The Medical Examining Board approved permanent rules last week that govern the practice of telemedicine and mandate contin...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Receives $7.6 Million to Fight Opioid Addiction »
Wisconsin will receive $7.6 million from the federal government to combat opioid addiction, the Department of Health and H...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walker Approves CBD Oil Bill »
Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill ending state penalties for those who possess cannabidiol without psychoactive...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Launches »
A compact that aims to expedite the process for doctors obtaining medical licenses in multiple states launched in Wisconsi...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ambulatory surgical centers split over ending assessment »
February 22, Wisconsin Health News   Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposes the elimination of a tax on a...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register now for March 21 Newsmaker Event with DHS Sec. Linda Seemeyer »
Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer will outline Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget and discuss departm...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
March 7 Panel: The rise of prescription drug costs: What to do? »
Increasing prescription drug costs have caught the attention of the President and the public. What's behind the rapid rise...
Friday, February 10, 2017
Hamilton Consulting Political Tidbits »
Gov. Scott Walker presented his 2017-19 biennial budget to the legislature on Feb. 8. This special Budget Edition of Tidbi...
Thursday, February 9, 2017
GIB Votes to Self-Fund Health Plan »
The Group Insurance Board voted 10 to 1 to self-fund and regionalize the health plan for state and local employees at a me...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature Appoints Health Committee Members »
The Assembly Committee on Health and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services for the 2017-18 Session have been s...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Group Insurance Board Delays Action on Self-Insurance »
The Group Insurance Board has delayed a decision on potential changes to the health plan for state employees, including wh...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
GIB Discusses Self-Insurance »
The Group Insurance Board is set to discuss proposals to potentially shift the state's health insurance plan to a self-fun...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Appoints Physician as Head of HHS »
November 29, ASCA News   President-elect Donald Trump has appointed US Representative Tom Price (GA-R), an ort...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assembly, Senate Vote on Leadership »
November 16, Hamilton Consulting   On November 10, the Senate Majority elected leadership for the upcoming...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Insurance Board to Meeting November 30 »
November 16, Hamilton Consulting The Group Insurance Board (GIB), which sets policy for and oversees the group healt...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health groups band together on self insurance, send letter to Walker »
November 15, Wisconsin Health News   Heathcare organizations called on Gov. Scott Walker's administration a...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Examining Board approves telemedicine rule »
November 17, Wisconsin Health News   The Medical Examining Board approved a revised version of a rule defining...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DSPS approves rule on opioid continuing medical education »
November 14, Wisconsin Health News   Doctors who prescribe controlled substances will have to complete trai...
Thursday, November 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election results put ACA future in limbo »
  Wisconsin Health News The federal health reform law faces an uncertain future after Republican Donald Trum...
Monday, November 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare's 2017 Final Rule Released »
  ASCA News The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final 2017 ASC payment ru...
Monday, October 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MACRA Final Rule Analysis »
ASCA News The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the highly anticipated Final Rule establ...
Monday, October 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MACRA Final Rule Released »
  ASCA News Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the highly antic...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feingold, Johnson clash over health reform »
Wisconsin Health News Contenders for the U.S. Senate clashed over the federal health reform law Tuesday night....
Monday, October 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interstate compact licensure expected to go live in January »
Wisconsin Health News The chair of the state's Medical Examining Board said last week that he expects doctors should...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS requests $452 million increase for Medicaid in 2017-'19 biennium »
Wisconsin Health News The Department of Health Services is requesting an increase of $452 million in general purpose r...

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