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Legislative Updates
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...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
ASHA letter to the American Music Therapy Association »
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board of Music Therapy (CBMT) are promoting legislatio...
Sunday, February 23, 2020
WSHA at Work for YOU! »
Success!  On February 20, 2019 the Department of Safety and Professional Services' plan pertaining to initial and ren...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
ForwardHealth Update »
ForwardHealth Update 2019-23, titled " Revised Hearing Aid Contract Models and Pricing Effective September 2019 ," has bee...
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Dyslexia Wisconsin Update »
The Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council Dyslexia study committee recommended that 2 bills be created regarding creation of...
Monday, September 30, 2019
Call to Action »
Please take action to support the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019! It is SO easy...in three minutes,...
Friday, August 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Legislation Improves Access »
The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019 (H.R. 4056) was introduced on July 26, 2019 by U.S. Represen...
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...

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