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Assembly Bill 549

Relating To: Relating to: the authority of physical therapists to order X-rays and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
Bill Text and History
2015 Wisconsin Act 375
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Alliance of Health Insurers, U.A. Notified Date 11/27/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/27/2015

Anthem, Inc. and Its Affiliates Notified Date 1/7/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/7/2016

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Notified Date 12/14/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/14/2015

Comments
Opposed due to concerns with patient safety and lack of clarification regarding interpretation of x-rays.
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans Notified Date 12/16/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/16/2015

Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Notified Date 12/7/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2015

Comments
Should include requirements for additional education, training, examinations consistent with the skill set and knowledge of radiology and differential diagnosis associated with X-Ray use for all PTs who would be authorized under this bill.
Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association Notified Date 1/21/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/21/2016

Wisconsin Medical Society Notified Date 12/14/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/14/2015

Comments
Amendments could bring the Society to neutral if certain concerns are addressed: 1) ensuring patient safety, 2) ensuring health care efficiency, 3) ensuring qualified professionals are interpreting ordered images.
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Notified Date 11/25/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/25/2015

Wisconsin Radiological Society Notified Date 1/11/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/11/2016

Lobbying Efforts

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
82.00
2016
January - June
349.00
2016
July - December
Total 431.00
Alliance of Health Insurers, U.A. 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3.00
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3.00
Anthem, Inc. and Its Affiliates 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15.00
2016
July - December
Total 15.00
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
39.00
2016
January - June
96.00
2016
July - December
Total 135.00
Wisconsin Chiropractic Association 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
14.00
2016
July - December
Total 14.00
Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
11.00
2016
July - December
Total 11.00
Wisconsin Medical Society 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
144.00
2016
July - December
Total 144.00
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
40.00
2016
January - June
51.00
2016
July - December
Total 91.00
Wisconsin Radiological Society 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
18.00
2016
July - December
Total 18.00