Ascension Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Healthcare service providers including hospitals, physician services and other services.

Lobbying Interests:
Ascension Wisconsin will be interested in policy issues that relate to the delivery of health care services including but not limited to: Medicaid (including but not limited to eligibility, reimbursement and covered services), health care facilities, hospitals, physicians and other healthcare professionals, health system management, reimbursement, telehealth, regulation and personnel. Additionally, areas that relate to the ability to carry out our mission as a Catholic organization and preservation of tax-exempt status for not-for-profit health care providers.

Contact
TLW
Tracy L. Wymelenberg
400 W. River Woods Pkwy
Glendale, WI 53212
(414) 465-3583
tracy.wymelenberg@ascension.org
https://healthcare.ascension.org/Sites-of-Care/Asc

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 114
Assembly Bill 114
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2023
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 338
Assembly Bill 338
Relating to: price transparency in hospitals and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/14/2023
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 616
Assembly Bill 616
Relating to: Medical Assistance coverage of services provided in an institution for mental disease. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/6/2023
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 666
Assembly Bill 666
Relating to: ratification of the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/15/2023
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 668
Assembly Bill 668
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/15/2023
First Communication Date
11/15/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 1074
Assembly Bill 1074
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/9/2024
First Communication Date
2/8/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 1088
Assembly Bill 1088
Relating to: consent to admissions to certain health care facilities by patient representatives, allocation of nursing beds for patients with certain complex needs, and a complex patient pilot program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2024
First Communication Date
2/14/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 110
Senate Bill 110
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2023
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 121
Senate Bill 121
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/11/2023
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 328
Senate Bill 328
Relating to: price transparency in hospitals and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/14/2023
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 635
Senate Bill 635
Relating to: Medical Assistance coverage of services provided in an institution for mental disease. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2023
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 689
Senate Bill 689
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 87

For
Notification Date
12/7/2023
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 1027
Senate Bill 1027
Relating to: consent to admissions to certain health care facilities by patient representatives, allocation of nursing beds for patients with certain complex needs, and a complex patient pilot program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2024
First Communication Date
2/14/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services; Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services; Facilities

Notification Date
11/6/2023
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

Appointment of Dan Hereth as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Dan Hereth as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2024
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.

Appointment of Kirsten Johnson as DHS Secretary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Kirsten Johnson as DHS Secretary

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/28/2023
First Communication Date
9/28/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Hospital Price Transparency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Hospital Price Transparency

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/12/2023
First Communication Date
5/2/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Bills and regulatory matters relating to health care and dental workforce issues, including but not limited to training, licensing, shortages, recruitment, grants, GME, programs similar to GME for advance practice practitioners.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bills and regulatory matters relating to health care and dental workforce issues, including but not limited to training, licensing, shortages, recruitment, grants, GME, programs similar to GME for advance practice practitioners.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
First Communication Date
1/24/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Department of Health Services Budget including Medicaid Budget. Specific topics include but are not limited to hospital, physician, and behavioral health reimbursement; reimbursement for intensive care coordination and Disproportionate Share Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Health Services Budget including Medicaid Budget. Specific topics include but are not limited to hospital, physician, and behavioral health reimbursement; reimbursement for intensive care coordination and Disproportionate Share Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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 reform including repeal and replace efforts related to the Affordable Care Act, including impact to and reforms related to Medicaid which may be implemented based on changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Healthcare reform including repeal and replace efforts related to the Affordable Care Act, including impact to and reforms related to Medicaid which may be implemented based on changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Proposals to expand the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program to add human services as a career areas for YA.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals to expand the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program to add human services as a career areas for YA.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Specialty pharmacy commercial payer policies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Specialty pharmacy commercial payer policies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Increasing access to broadband, especially in rural areas.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing access to broadband, especially in rural areas.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Proposals related to intensive care coordination services for the Medicaid population.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to intensive care coordination services for the Medicaid population.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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 relating to Medicaid enrollment and eligibility
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics relating to Medicaid enrollment and eligibility

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Workers Compensation System including reimbursement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workers Compensation System including reimbursement

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Bills and regulatory matters relating to healthcare workforce issues including but not limited to training, shortages, GME, programs similar to GME for advance practice practitioners.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bills and regulatory matters relating to healthcare workforce issues including but not limited to training, shortages, GME, programs similar to GME for advance practice practitioners.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Policies and opportunities related to increasing access to dental care, support safety net dental providers and school based oral health programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policies and opportunities related to increasing access to dental care, support safety net dental providers and school based oral health programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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.

Proposals and information relating to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Unwinding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals and information relating to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Unwinding

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2023
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

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$5,741.98
2023
July - December
$4,923.35
Total $10,665.33
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
19.25
2023
July - December
28.50
Total 47.75
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
54.75
2023
July - December
18.50
Total 73.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: Medical Assistance coverage of services provided in an institution for mental disease. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
3%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: Medical Assistance coverage of services provided in an institution for mental disease. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
3%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: price transparency in hospitals and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: ratification of the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: price transparency in hospitals and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
15%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 11%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 8%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
30%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 19%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
30%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 19%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
3%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures