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In response to the March 27th, Executive Order #16 (EO16) by Wisconsin Governor Evers, on March 30st HB blog,  the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) issued guidance to medical malpractice insurance carriers to provide coverage for telemedicine services under the same terms for providers as if they were

On March 24, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) prepared correspondence to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking waivers of certain Medicaid requirements pursuant to Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 1320b-5) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The correspondence to CMS was shared on March 24, 2020 with the Wisconsin Legislature Joint Committee on Finance seeking their approval to submit the Section 1135 Waiver to CMS. The letter to CMS prepared by DHS states that Wisconsin is implementing all the blanket waivers issued by CMS on March 13, 2020 in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), to the extent applicable.
Continue Reading Wisconsin DHS requests authority to seek additional Medicaid Waivers from CMS

On March 20, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released revised guidance to prevent and control COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities.  This revision is based on the knowledge that older and medically vulnerable adults have a significantly higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.
Continue Reading Wisconsin Department of Health Services releases REVISED Guidance to Long Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities