Health Care Provider Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2007
Crowne Plaza
Madison, WI

Present: Gina Buono MD, Mary Jo Capodice DO, Eric Carlsen MD, Amanda Gilliland, Frances Huntley-Cooper, Barbara Janusiak RN, Maja Jurisic MD, Steven Kirkhorn MD, Mike Lischak MD, Jeff Lyne DC, Jennifer Pollak, Sri Vasudevan MD, Timothy Waldoch

Excused:  David Bryce MD, Peter Schubbe DC

Staff present: Jim O'Malley, Sharon Stremcha-Gulvik, Mike Topp

Observers: Margie LaBarge, RN-Ministry Health Care

Meeting called to order by Chair Frances Huntley Cooper.

Hearing no objections, the February 16, 2007 meeting minutes were adopted as submitted.

Discussion of Wis. Admin. Code s. DWD 81.12(1)(e) Lumbar Arthroplasty tabled until next meeting as Mary Jo Capodice was absent.

March 22, 2007 Public hearing report by Jim O’Malley

Approximately 20 people were in attendance statewide

Presentations were given by Russ Leonard (Wisconsin Chiropractic Association) and Mark Grapentine (Wisconsin Medical Society)

No written comments were submitted by the March 26, 2007 deadline

Status of Administrative Rule 81.00 by Jim O’Malley

Section 81.12 should be reviewed by surgeons. The membership will try to get some feedback.

Jim is in the process of fine tuning the grammar and format to meet administrative guidelines

Amanda Gilliland will investigate what defines “in-patient”

The rule is anticipated to be enacted by August 2007

Maja Jurisic submitted a handout of possible additions to the 81.00 which was tabled to be an agenda item for the July 20th meeting.

Mike Lischak inquired how the effectiveness of the rules would be measured which was tabled for discussion at the next meeting.

Instead of creating guidelines in the areas of dermatology, respiration, allergies, traumatic brain issues, and toxicology the committee decided to first gather information about what types of treatments were being disputed. Mike Topp will gather information on past necessity disputes and distribute to the committee for further discussion at the next meeting.

Steven Kirkhorn made a motion to establish criteria for guidelines in the areas of dermatology, respiration, allergies, traumatic brain issues, and toxicology. Mike Lischak seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Frances emphasized that the role of the Health Care Provider Committee was confirmed by the WCAC. If there is an interest from members of the committee to take on additional tasks such as the firefighter’s issue, individual members may do so under a separate committee structure or through their medical liaison agencies.

The committee membership will be included on any possible discussion of a fee schedule.

Maja Jurisic asked if the committee’s name should be changed; Frances stated the name was created after considerable consideration and should remain to avoid confusion.

The May 18, 2007 is cancelled.

Eric Carlson will no longer be on the committee. Frances thanked him for his contribution to the committee and its accomplishments, and hoped he will stay in touch to provide input in the future.

Gina Buono moved to adjourn meeting.

Mike Lischak seconded.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned.  

APRIL 20, 2007
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Crowne Plaza
4402 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI