I was a Legislative Day rookie in 2018, and it was more than worth the effort. Madison is a beautiful place with a free college town spirit, and it is where the machinery of the government of Wisconsin does its thing. I got the privilege of learning how it all works. First, we got our… Continue Reading You’re invited to WDA Legislative Day 2019
A dental workforce survey has been distributed by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center. Respondents will receive letters in the mail from the Department of Health Services and emails from the UW Survey Center regarding the survey. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Oral Health Program contracted with the UW Survey Center to administer a… Continue Reading Complete the dental workforce survey
The Wisconsin Dental Association has advocated for several bills lately, and we expect to oppose another bill soon. Since providing public testimony is an important part of what I do as your WDA president, I would like to share a few tips in the event that you are asked to provide testimony. Assembly and Senate committees… Continue Reading How to testify when supporting a legislative bill
Whether you are attending Legislative Day on Jan. 25 or not, you can now review relevant information right from your phone! Just click on the new icon at the bottom of the home screen. Built into the existing WDAJ-Now app, you can view available Legislative Day materials such as: Itinerary Legislation status Wisconsin legislative directory… Continue Reading Easily access Legislative Day materials
WDA Legislative Day is Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. We’ll gather at Monona Terrace from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and then visit lawmakers in their Capitol offices after lunch. Download the WDAJ-Now 2.0 app for access to maps of public parking lots around Monona Terrace and the Capitol and more! WDA Legislative Day is a forum… Continue Reading Register now for WDA Legislative Day 2018
The Wisconsin Dental Association House of Delegates doubles as the single largest fundraising event for Wisconsin Dental Political Action Committee every year. After making some changes to the giving levels, creating a redesigned brochure and initiating a new marketing campaign, our hope was to increase the participation level by member dentists. I’m very pleased to… Continue Reading WIDPAC update: Great success at the House of Delegates!
Register here for Legislative Day 2018 on Jan. 25, 2018! It was 35 years in the making, but I finally made my first trip to Madison on March 22, 2017 to attend Legislative Day. I witnessed firsthand how our hard earned dues protect the legal and economical environment to help us provide the quality of… Continue Reading Register for Legislative Day 2018
Medicine and dentistry are different, which often leads to less participation by dentists in Medicaid. I also completely understand the drawbacks of being a Medicaid (MA) provider because I am one. The MA pilot has raised reimbursement rates in four counties to levels that are equivalent to many preferred provider organization or PPO fee schedules.… Continue Reading Get behind the MA pilot
A recent article about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the WDA Journal January/February issue got a lot of attention and prompted a flood of phone calls and emails to the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Madison office. Below are the most frequently asked questions about the PDMP. including how to sign up and what this means… Continue Reading PDMP mandatory for all prescribers April 1
For many years, the Wisconsin Dental Association’s legislative agenda included an ask for a multi-county pilot that would test the effects of increased reimbursement rates on reducing barriers to care for patients. Gov, Scott Walker heard the WDA’s arguments for testing this approach and included a four-county pilot in his 2015-2017 state budget that raised… Continue Reading What is the dental Medicaid pilot and why should I participate?