Legislative ActionsWSOPP needs your help!!
Please support our efforts to gain Parity and Licensure in the state of Wisconsin for Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. Please contact a committee member to find out ways you can help!
The Goals of Licensure in the State of Wisconsin is to Promote Consumer protection in Orthotic, Prosthetic and Pedorthic care; Establish minimum educational standards for competency of practitioners; Establish the disciplines ...
The goals of WSOPP on Medicaid Issues have been determined to be the following: Communicate with Medicaid on a unified voice; Improve the understanding of the Medicaid providers; Improve knowledge / understanding of ...
Goal of Parity Bill in Wisconsin: Support patient access to orthotic, prosthetic and Pedorthics services; Eliminate arbitrary exclusions, limitations and annual dollar caps; Promote consumer protection legislation and mandatory ...
Posted: August 30, 2010
On April 16, 2010 WSOPP held an open forum discussion with representatives from WI Medicaid at the Spring Membership Meeting. Following is a list of questions presented and answered by Pam Hoffman, PA unit.
Posted: April 20, 2009
WSOPP is anticipating the second return of the proposed Parity bill from the state drafters office by the end of May 2009. The bill will then be submitted to be assigned a Bill number. Once the bill has been assigned a number, each facility in the state should expect to receive a Parity packet with information to hand out to patients to support this bill.
Posted: October 15, 2008
National Parity Bill - A historic bipartisan bill was introduced on Sept. 19 in the U.S. Senate that would require health insurance companies to provide meaningful coverage for prosthetic care.
Posted: May 5, 2017
Membership approved the proposed licensure bill at the fall 2009 membership meeting. Bill has not been acted upon as a sponsor could not be secured to carry the bill due to the impending ACA legislation.
Posted: September 26, 2008
We have a draft licensure bill ready for approval by the membership at the September 25, 2009 meeting! Request a copy of the bill.
Posted: September 26, 2008
WSOPP Membership has voted unanimously to approve the WISCONSIN PARITY BILL! We are anxiously awaiting the assignment of a bill number for the WISCONSIN PARITY BILL. Informational packets will be forwarded to all members once a bill number is assigned. The packet will contain:
- Introduction letter
- Copy of the bill
- Poster for office
- Parity brochures
- CD ROM containing work documents for multiple printings
- Patient profiles to testify
- Petition forms
- Sample letter to allied health professionals
- Sample letter to state legislators/ phone/ e-mail
- Sample patient letter
Posted: January 22, 2008
Wisconsin Model Parity Bill - All individual and group health insurance policies providing covered services for hospital, medical or surgical expenses shall also provide coverage for prosthetic and orthotic devices that-are otherwise provided for and billed under the Federal Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) procedure coding system as directed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.