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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wisconsin Medicaid Telehealth Expansion Webinar: Stakeholder Input Session for Providers »
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) invites you to attend a Medicaid Telehealth Expansion interactive webina...
Thursday, July 16, 2020
WPA-PAC Needs Your Support »
In this election year more than ever, your donation to WPA's Political Action Committee will help grow our relationships w...
Thursday, July 16, 2020
WPA Legislative & Political Update, July 2020 »
Hubbard Wilson Zelenkova, LLC WPA Contract Lobbyists Legislative News The legislative floor session was cut short b...
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 Satur...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Temporary Changes to Telehealth Policy and Clarifications for Behavioral Health »
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, ForwardHealth is temporarily changing certain policy requirements for services deliv...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Physician CME and Licensing Requirements »
Having trouble obtaining CME credits for licensure due to the COVID-19 pandemic? The Wisconsin Department of Safety and...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Temporary License of Physicians in WI »
It is the position of the Wisconsin Department Safety and Professional Services that under the Emergency Management powers...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wisconsin Telehealth Services in Response to COVID-19 »
AJ Wilson, Greg Hubbard, Ramie Zelenkova Hubbard Wilson Zelenkova, Lobbyinig & Legislative Services Firm for WPA...
Monday, March 9, 2020
Bill would give tax incentive to new psychiatrists »
March 9, Wisconsin Health News Lawmakers considered a bill last week that aims to incentivize psychiatrists to practic...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Evers signs HOPE bills into law »
March 4, Wisconsin Health News Gov. Tony Evers signed into law four bills on Tuesday that target substance use disorde...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Evers signs off on student mental health bills »
Gov. Tony Evers signed three bills into state law on Monday that target student mental health. One of the new laws d...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Senate committee signs off on mental health money for HSHS, other bills »
February 26, Wisconsin Health News The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services signed off on a series of bills T...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
CARES Act Update »
The CARES act was developed by the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) with the goal to improve parity with n...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Evers proposes more funding for school-based mental health programs »
February 7, Wisconsin Health News Gov. Tony Evers called on the Legislature Thursday to meet next week and take up a b...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Evers signs bill creating grants for suicide prevention programs in schools »
February 5, Wisconsin Health News Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law Tuesday that will create a grant program for...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lawmakers consider emergency detention reforms »
January 21, Wisconsin Health News A new proposal would create a pilot program in western Wisconsin so law enforcement...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Senate acts on advance directives, suicide prevention proposals »
January 22, Wisconsin Health News The Senate approved bills on advance directives, suicide prevention and mental healt...
Monday, December 30, 2019
What Is APA Doing in the Nation's Capital? »
APA's Department of Government Relations has released its latest update on advocacy activities regarding the policies and...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Bill would pilot mental health program in Outagamie County schools »
December 18, Wisconsin Health News Lawmakers are considering a pilot program aimed at supporting school staff working...
Monday, December 16, 2019
Committee plans vote on emergency detention transportation bill »
December 12, Wisconsin Health News An Assembly committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make it clear...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Legislative & Political Update, December 2019 »
AJ Wilson & Greg Hubbard,  Hubbard Wilson Zelenkova LLC Legislative News The state legislature had its...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Seven More HOPE Bills Surface »
November 12, Wisconsin Health News Legislators are asking their colleagues to sponsor seven more bills that are part o...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Baldwin announces increased funding for farmers' mental health »
November 12, Wisconsin Health News Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., worked last month to amend a Senate appropriations bill...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Assembly plans to take up mental health vetoes »
November 6, Wisconsin Health News Republicans in the Assembly are hoping to vote Thursday on overriding Gov. Tony Ever...
Friday, November 1, 2019
WPA Legislative Update, Fall 2019 »
Jerry Halverson, MD, FACPsych, DFAPA WPA Legislative Chair As you may have heard, our long-time public affairs cou...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Assembly health committee signs off on suicide prevention training, other health bills »
October 31, Wisconsin Health News Lawmakers on the Assembly Committee on Health signed off on a slew of bills Wednesda...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
GOP leader asks for release of suicide prevention funds »
October 31, Wisconsin Health News A Republican Assembly leader wants the Department of Health Services to immediately...
Monday, October 14, 2019
HWZ to Provide Lobbying Services for WPA »
The Wisconsin Psychiatric Association is pleased to be partnering with Hubbard, Wilson & Zelenkova LLC (HWZ) for lobby...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention releases recommendations »
The Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention released its recommendations Wednesday, but a group of Democrats deemed the...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Committee approves more funding for child psychiatry consultation program »
August 28, Wisconsin Health News The Senate Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families signe...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Republicans push mental health bills »
August 13, WTMJ Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are circulating a package of bills designed to improve access to me...
Friday, January 11, 2019
APA Legislative Update, January 2019 »
Amanda Chesley Blecha, Esq. Regional Field Director, State Government Affairs, American Psychiatric Association M...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
SGR Patch has Expired; Bill to Repeal SGR on Hold for U.S. Senate Vote »
WMS Medigram, April 2 The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2: “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization...