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Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Marquette Law School Poll Finds Strong Support for Coronavirus Closings »
A new Marquette Law School poll of Wisconsin registered voters finds strong support for government actions to control the...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals Providing COVID-19 Re »
Governor Evers today announced a second package of comprehensive legislative proposals that would provide critic...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ForwardHealth Expands List of Drugs Available Through Expedited Emergency Supply »
Effective for dates of service on and after April 1, 2020, ForwardHealth, which has an expedited emergency supply policy d...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin LFB Published Report on State Funding in CARES Act »
Wisconsin nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) published an analysis of the approximately $2.2 billion Wisconsin is...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Partnership Program Releases RFP for $1.5 Million in COVID-19 Grant Funding »
The Wisconsin Partnership Program released an RFP Tuesday for a new $1.5 million grant program to support projects tha...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Evers Sets Up State COVID-19 Voluntary Isolation Facilities »
Governor Evers today announced the State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is opening two state-run voluntar...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Evers Asks for Presidential Disaster Declaration »
Governor Evers today sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting that the president is...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Evers Announces Additional Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic Nat »
Governor Evers today announced that Wisconsin has received its second phase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from t...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ForwardHealth Announces New Policies for Telehealth Reimbursement »
ForwardHealth will allow telehealth services utilizing interactive synchronous (real-time) technology, including audio-onl...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Capacity »
Governor Evers announced a new public-private partnership among Wisconsin industry leaders to increase Wisconsin's laborat...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Forward Health Publishes Changes to DME and Disposal Medical Supply Face-to-Face Requirements »
ForwardHealth has published Alert 009, titled "Temporary Changes for Durable Medical Equipment and Disposable Medical Supp...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Issues Order to Expedite Expansion, Enhance Efficiency of Healthcare Workforce »
March 28, 2020 Governor Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm today...
Saturday, March 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Releases COVID-19 Legislation »
Governor Evers released a 65-page draft piece of  legislation  and a  draft joint resolution  on S...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Suspends Evictions and Foreclosures During Public Health Emergency »
Governor Evers directed the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to temporarily or...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ForwardHealth Update on Urgent Prior Authorization Requests »
For urgent prior authorization requests for fee‐for‐service members, contact ForwardHealth Provider Services at 800‐947‐96...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Temporary Change for Urgent Prior Authorization Requests »
In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, ForwardHealth is temporarily altering certain procedures in order to prevent further...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Update: Governor Announces Stay at Home Order »
Governor Evers announced today that he be issuing a “Safer at Home” order effective Tuesday, March 24.  Organizations...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election Update »
By Eric Jensen, Jensen Government Relations, LLC November 7, 2018 Searching for a word to summarize last night’s...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Upholds Cap on Noneconomic Damages »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its ruling today in the Ascaris Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compens...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Opportunity Available for Limited Time »
Physicians who were previously ineligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program may now qualify under a temporar...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs WAO Legislation »
The Governor signed the Early Eyedrop Refill Bill into law on April 16.   The bill was an initiative of the Wisconsi...
Monday, November 27, 2017
Workers Compensation Call to Action »
The legislature is considering legislation based on proposals from the Workers Compensation Advisory Council.  The pr...
Monday, November 27, 2017
Coalition Urges Repeal of IPAB »
Numerous state and national organizations across the country are asking the Senate to join the House in voting to repeal t...
Monday, November 27, 2017
Wisconsin Supreme Court to review case on medical malpractice caps »
November 27, Wisconsin Health News The state’s Supreme Court agreed last week to review a lower court’s decision...
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, March 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Rural Initiative’ Legislators Introduce Health Care Bills »
A group of Wisconsin State Assembly Republicans are promoting legislation this session under the “Wisconsin Rural Initiati...
Friday, March 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
GIB Votes to Self-Fund and Regionalize 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...
Monday, August 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action Alert: Contact Congress Regarding Proposed Data Collection Requirements »
Action Alert: Contact Congress Regarding Proposed Data Collection Requirements The Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology...