Health Care Provider Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes for November 17, 2006
Crowne Plaza
Madison, WI

Present: David Bryce MD, 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, Peter Schubbe DC, Sri Vasudevan MD, Timothy Waldoch


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

Observers: Mark Grapentine-Wisconsin Medical Society; Ron Kuehn-WI Biotech & Medical Device Assoc

10:11 AM meeting called to order by Chair Frances Huntley Cooper.

Barbara Janusiak moved to approve the meeting minutes for October 13, 2006
Seconded by Steven Kirkhorn
Motion carried.

David Bryce moved to create 81.06(6)(e) Percutaneous procedures may be provided to treat pain arising from the intravertebral discs, nerves and joints. This treatment may be employed before open arthrodesis.
Seconded by Gina Buono
Motion carried. Gina Buono voted no.

Gina Buono moved to rescind the creation of 81.06(6)(e)
Seconded by Steve Kirkhorn
Motion carried.

Gina Buono moved to change 81.12(1)(b) using percutaneous procedures instead of percutaneous disectomy
Seconded by Barbara Janusiak
Motion carried.

Mary Jo Capodice moved to include “lumbar arthroplasty” under 81.12(1)(e)
Seconded by Eric Carlsen
Tabled for further discussion.

Jim O’Malley presented the draft of amendments to DWD 81.00 Wis. Adm. Code proposed by the Health Care Provider Advisory Committee to the Workers Compensation Advisory Council. Discussion followed with suggested edits.

Maja Jurisic moved to accept the proposed amendments, including today’s edits, to DWD 81.00 Wis. Adm. Code to be presented to the Workers Compensation Advisory Council.
Seconded by Jennifer Pollack
Motion carried.

Discussion of how information regarding Wis. Admin. Code 81.00 will be disseminated.

Motion to adjourn – David Bryce
Seconded – Steve Kirkhorn
Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 3:08 PM

February 16, 2007
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Crowne Plaza
4402 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI