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Legislative Updates
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Evaluation System for Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathologists »
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce the Evaluation System for Wisconsin Speech-Language...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
ForwardHealth Temporary Telehealth Policy to Remain in Effect »
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is in the early stages of gathering feedback from stakeholders regarding Wisco...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Safely Reopening America's Schools »
SAFELY REOPENING AMERICA'S SCHOOLS Yesterday (July 23), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
Monday, June 22, 2020
DPI Issues Guidance on a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction »
The Wisconsin Department of Public In struction today issued  Education Forward , a guidance document for Wisconsin...
Friday, May 1, 2020
Protecting Yourself During a Home Visit »
DHS has created a new fact sheet titled, " COVID-19: Protecting Yourself During a Home Visit ." This fact sheet is designe...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
DeVos Finds ‘No Reason’ To Waive Key Provisions Of IDEA »
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will not seek changes to the central tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities E...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Governor Announces Badger Bounce Back Plan »
Governor Evers today announced Wisconsin's "Badger Bounce Back" plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be...
Friday, April 17, 2020
Enhanced Reimbursement for Therapy Provided as Part of the Birth to 3 Program Using Telehealth »
In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, ForwardHealth is temporarily altering certain policy requirements in order to p...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Governor Extends Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order »
Governor Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the S...
Friday, April 10, 2020
Anniversary of State Licensure »
Happy Anniversary!!   Did you know Wisconsin’s licensure law for speech-language pathologists and audiologists c...
Friday, April 10, 2020
COVID-19 Volunteer Program Announced »
Governor Evers announced that the state is seeking volunteers to support Wisconsin's healthcare system during the COVID-19...
Monday, April 6, 2020
Executive Order #20 »
Governor Evers released Executive Order #20 on Friday evening modifying Executive Order #16.  The new order makes cle...
Friday, April 3, 2020
Wisconsin DHS Announces Resilient Wisconsin Initiative »
The Department of Health Services announced the creation of the Resilient Wisconsin Initiative ( website ) on Friday, whic...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions on Emergency Order 16 and Related Orders »
To: Health Care Providers   From: Dawn B. Crim, Secretary-designee   RE: Telehealth...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Governor Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals »
Governor Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals Providing COVID-19 Relief and Support...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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
Governor Evers Statement on April 7 Election »
Governor Evers issued the following statement regarding the upcoming April 7 election: “We have three branches of gov...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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
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...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 »
The Trump Administration is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the Amer...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
ForwardHealth Update: Additional Services to be Provided Via Telehealth »
ADDITIONAL SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED VIA TELEHEALTH In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ForwardHealth is temporari...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Removing Barriers to Timely Coverage during the Public Health Emergency »
The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) is issuing this request for action to insurers who write healthcare liab...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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
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
Governor Evers Announces Additional Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment »
Governor Evers Announces Additional Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile...
Monday, March 30, 2020
ForwardHealth Update: Temporary Changes to Clinical Policy and Prior Authorization »
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ForwardHealth is temporarily altering certain policy requirements in order to to pro...
Monday, March 30, 2020
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
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...
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Governor Releases COVID-19 Legislation »
Governor Evers released a 65-page draft piece of  legislation  and a  draft joint resolution  on S...
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Governor Issues Order to Expedite Expansion, Enhance Efficiency of Healthcare Workforce »
Governor Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm today exercised their auth...
Friday, March 27, 2020
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...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Information for Audiologists »
ASHA is urging Congress to expand the ability of audiologists and SLPs to provide telehealth services to Medicare benefici...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
ForwardHealth Update and Safer at Home Order »
Governor Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at...
Monday, March 23, 2020
WSHA Update & COVID-19 Resources »
Dear WSHA Members,   We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as our state and nation respo...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Telehealth Update »
DHS is developing policy to expand services that could be provided via telehealth. For currently covered telehealth servic...

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