Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos recently sent a letter
to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair, Congressman Jason Chaffetz, outlining health care and environmental regulations that have been a burden to the private sector along with state and local governments. Vos referenced several health care regulations in his letter, including “aggressive” Medicare provider recoupment programs along with inflexible government regulations regarding “mixed-use” space, meaningful use and disparate quality reporting metrics.
Speaker Vos’ comments mirror concerns raised to Assembly Health Committee Chairman Joe Sanfelippo by WHA in a letter responding to Chairman Chaffetz’s request for insight on federal regulations that have been a burden to the private sector and other levels of government. WHA’s letter also discusses the progress Wisconsin has made in reforming the state’s health care regulations, specifically the administrative code regulating Wisconsin’s hospitals—DHS 124. WHA will be partnering with members of the Legislature in the 2017- 2018 session to continue pursuing regulatory streamlining and efficiencies for Wisconsin’s hospitals and clinics.
See a copy of the WHA letter sent to Rep. Sanfelippo at: /WisconsinHospitalAssociation/media/WHANewsLetters/2017PDF/2017SanfelippoMandate1-16.pdf