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Legislative Updates
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Congress Permanently Repeals the Medicare Therapy Caps »
Congress Permanently Repeals the Medicare Therapy Caps and Ensures Payment for Speech-Generating Devices Congress pa...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
EHDI Bill Passes the Senate »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Act, (S...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Government Affairs Update - September 2017 »
  Your WSHA Advocacy Team has been busy!   Following is an update on our recent activities:...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Wisconsin ESSA Plan »
As you know, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), enacted in December 2015, requires states to develop and submit to the...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Other the Counter Hearing Aid Act Passes the US Senate »
The Senate has passed legislation previously passed by the House of Representatives that will allow for the regulation of...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Act Now! OTC Hearing Aids Bill Moves Forward »
Section 711 of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's user fee reauthorization legislation incorporated the Over-the-Coun...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Legislation Withdrawn to Repeal and Replace ACA »
The Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, announced that he has withdrawn from consideration H.R. 1628, the American Health Car...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
WSHA Advocacy Update »
2017 is off to a busy start for WSHA . . . .   Department of Safety and Professional Services Updates...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
DHS completes Medicaid reorganization »
A reorganization of the positions that oversee the state Medicaid program went into effect at the beginning of the year. &...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
AuD Organizations Fight to Secure Patient Protections for Veterans Seeking Hearing Health Services »
September 12, 2016 Today’s passage of H.R. 3471 , the Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2015, represents an i...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
WI Department of Administration: Announces new state budget director »
9/20/2016   Contact: Steve Michels, 608-266-7362   Madison - The Department of Administratio...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Consumer Protection and Universal Licensure Updates »
In March of 2016, WSHA was awarded Phase 2 of an ASHA Pathways to Excellence Grant to support the further study of the spe...
Monday, June 20, 2016
WSHA Ad-Hoc Committee on Medicaid Prior Authorization »
Insurance reimbursement and containing associated costs require ongoing attention from the WSHA membership and these conce...
Friday, June 17, 2016
WSHA Representatives Visits Capitol Hill »
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Friday, March 4, 2016
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Updates »
In December 2015, President Obama signed into law ESSA , replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA allows for greate...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Contact Your Members of Congress to Oppose VA Hearing Aid Specialists Legislation »
Hearing aid specialists have made inroads to expanding their scope of practice by pushing legislation that they claim is f...
Friday, September 11, 2015
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Annual Report »
The Department of Health Services provided the following annual report on the status of Universal Newborn Hearing Screenin...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
U.S. Education Department Says ABA Is Not the Only Treatment for Children with ASD. CMS Agrees. »
Here is what you can do to advocate for speech-language pathology treatment.   Background The United State...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Action Alert »
Last week , the Joint Committee on Finance passed a motion (motion #457) that changes teacher licensure in Wisconsin.&nbs...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
DSPS License Fees »
Last week the Joint Committee on Finance approved a temporary reduction to DSPS fees for Speech-Language Pathologists and...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Medicaid Prior Authorization »
The Joint Finance Committee approved the transfer of prior authorization staff from the Department of Health Services Offi...

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