EM Represented at WMS House of Delegates

April 16, 2018 12:31 PM | Sally Winkelman (Administrator)

Brad Burmeister, MD, EM Delegate to WMS

The WACEP delegation braved Blizzard Evelyn to attend the 2018 Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) April 14-15.

This year, WACEP, together with the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists, proposed a resolution regarding consensus principles on Insurance Coverage for Out-of-Network Care. This resolution seeks to outlay principles to address the issues of balanced billing and surprise out-of-network bills our patients receive.

Other issues germane to Emergency medicine that were addressed at the HOD include:

  • Elimination of Prior Authorization for Buprenorphine
  • Opposition to Medicaid Work Requirements, Drug Screening Requirements, and Eligibility Limits
  • Support for National (and State) Registry for Advanced Directives
  • Public Health Case for Firearm Regulation

If you have any interest in advocacy or policy and would like to attend a future meeting of the Wisconsin Medical Society please contact us! The society values input from Emergency Physicians and there is room for more representatives from our specialty.

Your membership with WACEP and WMS is valuable as we continue to work on the important issues such as those listed above. If your WMS membership has lapsed but you are willing to reconsider membership, please contact Diane Stampfli, diane.stampfli@wismed.org. Maximizing Emergency physician membership with the Society is an important aspect of our Emergency Medicine Section’s advocacy efforts.