Welcome to the Wisconsin Chapter of the
American College of Emergency Physicians!
We hope that you will use this site as a means of learning more about emergency medicine in Wisconsin. Emergency physicians are literally lifesavers for people with severe and urgent medical conditions, accident victims, and victims of other trauma. The emergency department is an essential public service to Wisconsin citizens. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our administrative office.
Wisconsin ACEP is about to launch a new website! Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience and understanding.
Items of Interest!
Doctor Day at the Capitol 2014 - Join Wisconsin ACEP, the Wisconsin Medical Society and a number of other specialty groups for an action-packed day at the State Capitol learning about key public policy issues affecting physicins and advocating for the profession with state legislators. CLICK HERE for details about the event and to register online
Contribute to the Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee and support the collective voice of emergency physicians from throughout the state! CLICK HERE
Wisconsin Passes on Health Insurance Exchange.Madison (11/16/12) - Today, Governor Scott Walker sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius notifying the federal government of Wisconsin's decision on the implementation of health insurance exchanges. View Governor Walker's letter here.
UPDATED Wisconsin Supreme Court Case on informed consent. Wisconsin ACEP joined in an Amicus brief in Jandre v. PIC Wisconsin, a case involving informed consent issues. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on the case in April of 2012. Read more here.
Breaking news - December 13, 2013... Governor Scott Walker signed AB 139 into law! CLICK HERE to read the member newsletter.
Wisconsin ACEP "Virtual Job Shadowing" -- With the support of a grant from ACEP, we produced a 10-minute video showing what it's like to be an emergency physician. Thanks to our "stars" . . . Drs. Kerry Ahrens, Bobby Redwood, Nestor Rodriguez (all from the University of Wisconsin); Howard Croft and Martin Rene (from Infinity Healthcare); and Renae Buchheim from the UW Hospital who not appeared on camera, but also provided video clips for the production!
Health Insurance Coverage. (October 2011) About 9.3% of Wisconsin citizens have no health insurance coverage, and approximately 12.5% are covered only by Medicaid. A little more than 53% receive employer-based health insurance. These statistics on health coverage nationally and by state are from the Congressional Research Service. CLICK HERE for the entire report.