Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Cooperative of 37 rural non-profit hospitals for shared service and advocacy.

Lobbying Interests:
Our focus is on rural health which tends to include issues regarding healthcare finance, workforce, education, public health, Medicaid, health insurance, healthcare law and regulation.

CEO Name:
Tim Size
Director of Advocacy

Contact
JL
Jeremy Levin
880 Independence Ln
Sauk City, WI 53583
(608) 577-9335
(608) 643-4936
jeremylevin@rwhc.com
http://www.rwhc.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jeremy Levin Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Tim Size Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 120
Assembly Bill 120
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 242

For
Notification Date
5/31/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 139
Assembly Bill 139
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 111

For
Notification Date
4/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: limitations on requiring and requesting vaccination against influenza. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/25/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 435
Assembly Bill 435
Relating to: admission of minors for inpatient treatment. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 161

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 436
Assembly Bill 436
Relating to: requiring county community programs board appointees to include consumers, family members of consumers, law enforcement personnel, and hospital employees or representatives and increasing the size of county community programs boards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 451
Assembly Bill 451
Relating to: creating a mechanism for an interested person to request an emergency stabilization and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 452
Assembly Bill 452
Relating to: child psychiatry consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 127

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 453
Assembly Bill 453
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 238

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20131023_092120_Testimony--2013 AB 453-HIPAA Hamonization--10.22.13.pdf

Assembly Bill 454
Assembly Bill 454
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 128

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 456
Assembly Bill 456
Relating to: reporting on county performance on providing core mental health services and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 251

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 458
Assembly Bill 458
Relating to: mental health benefits and reimbursement for mental health services under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 130

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 460
Assembly Bill 460
Relating to: grants to mental health mobile crisis units and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 132

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 488
Assembly Bill 488
Relating to: involuntary commitment proceedings and limited appearance by corporation counsel. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 340

For
Notification Date
11/6/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Against the imposition of an artificial fee schedule upon WI's very successful Worker’s Compensation system. Also want the retention of the current reimbursement limitation of 1.2 standard deviations above the mean charge.
Assembly Bill 728
Assembly Bill 728
Relating to: regulation of hospitals, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 742
Assembly Bill 742
Relating to: licensure of physicians; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/17/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: instructional programs for nurse aides and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 357

For
Notification Date
9/26/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/6/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Against the imposition of an artificial fee schedule upon WI's very successful Worker’s Compensation system. Also want the retention of the current reimbursement limitation of 1.2 standard deviations above the mean charge.
Senate Bill 560
Senate Bill 560
Relating to: regulation of hospitals, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 236

For
Notification Date
2/6/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 579
Senate Bill 579
Relating to: licensure of physicians; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 240

For
Notification Date
2/17/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Administration

Notification Date
3/26/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits

Notification Date
3/26/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Appointment of John Russell to Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of John Russell to Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/31/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Matters effecting rural health, rural hospitals and rural economic development.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters effecting rural health, rural hospitals and rural economic development.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/12/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Healthcare Workforce, Medical Education and GME.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Healthcare Workforce, Medical Education and GME.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/12/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$56,463.67
2013
July - December
$61,311.09
2014
January - June
$58,588.14
2014
July - December
$53,610.24
Total $229,973.14
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
98.50
2013
July - December
109.00
2014
January - June
69.50
2014
July - December
62.00
Total 339.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
342.50
2013
July - December
338.50
2014
January - June
341.00
2014
July - December
307.50
Total 1329.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: licensure of physicians; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: regulation of hospitals, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
30 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
25 %
2013
July - December
50 %
2014
January - June
35 %
2014
July - December
40 %
Total 37 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
25 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
25 %
Total 20 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
25 %
Total 22 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures