SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Inc (St. Mary's Hosp, Madison)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Management of charitable and non-profit health care providers and acute care hospitals

Lobbying Interests:
Matters affecting the administration, delivery and financing of health care services, including legislation and rules affecting hospitals and other health care providers.

Title:
Vice President, Government Affairs

Contact
MH
Michael Heifetz
1808 W Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 250-1225
(608) 250-1020
michael.heifetz@deancare.com
www.ssmhc.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Heifetz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 207
Assembly Bill 207
Relating to: requiring that patients be informed of health care facility use charges and that the charges be identified.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 217
Assembly Bill 217
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 512
Assembly Bill 512
Relating to: health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 614
Assembly Bill 614
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 146

None
Notification Date
2/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 665
Assembly Bill 665
Relating to: requiring an insurer to make payment directly to a provider who provides the insurer with an assignment of benefits.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 675
Assembly Bill 675
Relating to: hospital staff privileges for and written agreements required for nurse-midwives and allowing nurse-midwives to elect to be covered under the injured patients and families compensation fund.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 699
Assembly Bill 699
Relating to: exempting wellness programs from unfair trade or marketing practices.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 275

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 710
Assembly Bill 710
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement, a gesture, or conduct expressing apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 744
Assembly Bill 744
Relating to: qualification requirements for performing surgical technology for a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 760
Assembly Bill 760
Relating to: ambulatory surgical facilities.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 770
Assembly Bill 770
Relating to: assessment on critical access hospitals; payments to critical access hospitals under the Medical Assistance Program; creating a rural physician residency assistance program; the physician, dentist, and health care provider loan assistance prog...

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 190

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 779
Assembly Bill 779
Relating to: designation of a corporation to receive funding for electronic health information exchange, creation of a corporation, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 274

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 815
Assembly Bill 815
Relating to: physical examinations and discovery of patients' records in civil actions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 878
Assembly Bill 878
Relating to: a grant for providing assistance to individuals to obtain and maintain health care benefits and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 163
Senate Bill 163
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 346

None
Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 362
Senate Bill 362
Relating to: health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 218

None
Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 418
Senate Bill 418
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 451
Senate Bill 451
Relating to: hospital staff privileges for and written agreements required for nurse-midwives and allowing nurse-midwives to elect to be covered under the injured patients and families compensation fund.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 453
Senate Bill 453
Relating to: requiring an insurer to make payment directly to a provider who provides the insurer with an assignment of benefits.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 466
Senate Bill 466
Relating to: regulation by the office of the commissioner of insurance of self-insured health plans offered by a city, town, village, county, or school district, providing a penalty, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 484
Senate Bill 484
Relating to: the BadgerCare Plus Basic Plan, Benchmark Plan benefits, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 219

None
Notification Date
2/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 502
Senate Bill 502
Relating to: exempting wellness programs from unfair trade or marketing practices.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 553
Senate Bill 553
Relating to: assessment on critical access hospitals; payments to critical access hospitals under the Medical Assistance Program; creating a rural physician residency assistance program; the physician, dentist, and health care provider loan assistance prog...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 563
Senate Bill 563
Relating to: the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims arising out of medical malpractice.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 579
Senate Bill 579
Relating to: designation of a corporation to receive funding for electronic health information exchange, creation of a corporation, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 628
Senate Bill 628
Relating to: physical examinations and discovery of patients' records in civil actions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 633
Senate Bill 633
Relating to: a grant for providing assistance to individuals to obtain and maintain health care benefits and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance

Notification Date
7/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
7/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

insurance mandate modification
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
insurance mandate modification

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

State Health Information Exchange
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Health Information Exchange

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Wiscosnin Worker's Compensation Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wiscosnin Worker's Compensation Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

"BadgerCare Plus" program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
"BadgerCare Plus" program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

"Healthy Wiscosnin" program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
"Healthy Wiscosnin" program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

ANY AND ALL PROPOSALS RELATED TO HEALTH CARE REFORM AND HEALTH CARE FINANCING
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ANY AND ALL PROPOSALS RELATED TO HEALTH CARE REFORM AND HEALTH CARE FINANCING

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Development, drafting or introduction of proposal relating to health care costs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of proposal relating to health care costs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Development, drafting or introduction of proposal relating to hospital and health care quality information
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of proposal relating to hospital and health care quality information

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

HEALTH CARE PROVIDER SERVICE RATES AND INSURER HEALTH CARE SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT RATES.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER SERVICE RATES AND INSURER HEALTH CARE SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT RATES.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

HOSPITAL READMISSION RATES
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
HOSPITAL READMISSION RATES

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Hospital staffing ratios
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Hospital staffing ratios

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

OCI Small Business Health Insurer Subgroup
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
OCI Small Business Health Insurer Subgroup

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

PATIENT SAFETY PRACTICES
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PATIENT SAFETY PRACTICES

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Performance-Based Disease Management Program for Large Populations --- Legislative Council Study
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Performance-Based Disease Management Program for Large Populations --- Legislative Council Study

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Physician Assistant prescribing requirements - Med 8
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Physician Assistant prescribing requirements - Med 8

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE MANDATES
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE MANDATES

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

tobacco taxation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
tobacco taxation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$21,363.29
2009
July - December
$19,195.02
2010
January - June
$21,801.00
2010
July - December
$22,532.77
Total $84,892.08
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
96.00
2009
July - December
83.00
2010
January - June
83.00
2010
July - December
97.00
Total 359.00
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
191.00
2009
July - December
175.00
2010
January - June
164.00
2010
July - December
159.00
Total 689.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring that patients be informed of health care facility use charges and that the charges be identified.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: requiring an insurer to make payment directly to a provider who provides the insurer with an assignment of benefits.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: qualification requirements for performing surgical technology for a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: ambulatory surgical facilities.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims arising out of medical malpractice.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: physical examinations and discovery of patients' records in civil actions.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
20 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
25 %
Total 15 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
40 %
2009
July - December
30 %
2010
January - June
25 %
2010
July - December
35 %
Total 33 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
35 %
2009
July - December
35 %
2010
January - June
40 %
2010
July - December
30 %
Total 35 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures