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WCA is Protecting Against Proposed Medical Fee Schedules in Worker's Compensation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017  
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The Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) has once again proposed a bill that would institute government rate setting for medical providers who treat injured workers under Worker’s Compensation. Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) instigated this push to impose a fee schedule in Worker’s Comp, ignoring the superior, cost-effective health care injured workers in Wisconsin receive.

WCA is part of a coalition serving as liaisons to WCAC that is against government-mandated price fixing for Worker's Comp. This coalition of four groups has issued a joint letter to Wisconsin Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Chair Sen. Stephen Nass and Assembly Labor Chair Rep. Bob Kulp, specifically requesting that these committee chairs not introduce or hold hearings on WCAC’s proposed bill.

Read the Coalition Letter to Legislators

The Coalition has also issued a press release highlighting the fact that Wisconsin ranks first in the nation in health Care Quality and has the lowest Worker’s Comp cost in the Midwest.

View the Coalition Press Release