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.

Title:
Director, Government Relations & Advocacy

Contact
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Tracy 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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Elizabeth Cliffe Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/5/2021 Withdrawn On 12/16/2021
Tracy L Wymelenberg Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 9/17/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2021
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
We support several proposals in the bill and are reviewing language in Section 15.
Assembly Bill 125
Assembly Bill 125
Relating to: regulation of physician assistants, creating a Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, a...

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 23

For
Notification Date
3/8/2021
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 148
Assembly Bill 148
Relating to: state response to COVID-19 related to health services and practice of health care providers licensed outside of this state.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 10

For
Notification Date
3/8/2021
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 169
Assembly Bill 169
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
3/18/2021
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 592
Assembly Bill 592
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 679
Assembly Bill 679
Relating to: hospital services provided in a home setting.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 208

For
Notification Date
11/10/2021
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 718
Assembly Bill 718
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/19/2021
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 960
Assembly Bill 960
Relating to: battery or threat to a health care provider or staff member of a health care facility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 209

For
Notification Date
2/9/2022
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 181
Senate Bill 181
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
3/12/2021
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 184
Senate Bill 184
Relating to: regulation of physician assistants, creating a Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, a...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2021
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 202
Senate Bill 202
Relating to: state response to COVID-19 related to health services and practice of health care providers licensed outside of this state.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2021
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 309
Senate Bill 309
Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 121

For
Notification Date
5/25/2021
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 562
Senate Bill 562
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/27/2021
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 687
Senate Bill 687
Relating to: hospital services provided in a home setting.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2021
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 753
Senate Bill 753
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/22/2021
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/15/2021
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: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
3/15/2021
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: 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
3/15/2021
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: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery

Notification Date
3/15/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Performance of physical examinations
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)
Subject
Performance of physical examinations
Scope Statement
SS 012_21
Other
Notification Date
1/18/2022
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.

Telehealth
Agency Name
Occupational Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board (OT)
Subject
Telehealth
Scope Statement
SS 087_20
Other
Notification Date
6/8/2021
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

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
9/27/2021
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
1/5/2021
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.

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
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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.

LRB-1947/1 - Licensure of dental therapy in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1947/1 - Licensure of dental therapy in Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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 and information relating to the COVID-19 emergency.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals and information relating to the COVID-19 emergency.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2021
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$6,285.00
2021
July - December
$3,773.34
2022
January - June
$4,148.14
Total $14,206.48
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
14.30
2021
July - December
7.25
2022
January - June
15.25
Total 36.80
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
61.30
2021
July - December
34.25
2022
January - June
26.75
Total 122.30

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: regulation of physician assistants, creating a Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: state response to COVID-19 related to health services and practice of health care providers licensed outside of this state.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: hospital services provided in a home setting.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
40 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: battery or threat to a health care provider or staff member of a health care facility and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
40 %
2022
July - December
Total 11 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
45 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 21 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures