Priority Issues

WACEP ADVOCACY ACTIVITY TIMELINE 2017-18 (LINK)

Issue: Medicaid Reimbursement
  • WACEP and its lobbyist are working diligently to protect our state's emergency medical system by replacing abnormally low Medicaid rates with those used by Medicare for emergency services. 
    • WACEP handout distributed at Doctor Day 2018 (link)
    • WACEP testimony on AB-871: MA Intensive Care Coordination (link)
    • WACEP/ACEP/EDPMA comments on Wisconsin's proposed amendments to 1115 Medicaid Waiver (link)
    • WACEP handout distributed at Doctor Day 2017 (link)
    • WMS summary of reimbursement rates for various EM codes (link)
Issue: Emergency Psychiatric Care
  • Wisconsin Act 140, Emergency Detention Bill (link)
  • Act 140 Clarification Memo (link)
Issue: Opioid Prescribing in Emergency Departments
  • WACEP Opioid Prescribing Guidelines - ED specific (link)
  • MAT and the EM Workforce InfoGraphic (link)
Issue: Body Cavity Searches
  • Wisconsin ACEP has developed a summary of recent legislation that brings legal protections to providers who perform body cavity searches (link)
Issue: Eliminating Barriers to the Advancement of Women in Emergency Medicine
  • Wisconsin ACEP has adopted a policy statement on best practices to eliminate barriers to the advancement of women in emergency medicine (link)