It is anticipated that these changes will have no significant fiscal effect.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Rules to the Presiding Officer of each House of the Legislature, Under S. 227.19, Stats.
Please check the Bulletin of Proceedings for further information on a particular rule.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (CR 95-97):
Chs. ATCP 88 and 89 - Relating to egg grading, handling and labeling.
Department of Financial Institutions--Banking (CR 96-67):
SS. Bkg 76.01, 76.03, 76.04 and 76.14 - Relating to sales finance companies.
Department of Financial Institutions--Banking (CR 96-68):
S. Bkg 80.25 - Relating to open end credit, maximum periodic rates and licensed lenders under s. 138.09, Stats.
Ch. NR 140 and ss. NR 700.03, 722.07, 724.13, 726.05 and 726.17 - Relating to the closure of hazardous substance spill cases where the Department has determined that naturally occurring physical, chemical or biological processes will restore groundwater quality within a reasonable period of time.
SS. NR 149.22 and 219.05 - Relating to whole effluent toxicity testing methods.
SS. NR 7.04, 7.05 and 7.06 - Relating to the recreational boating facilities program.
S. NR 46.30 (2) (a) to (c) - Relating to the administration of the Forest Crop Law and the Managed Forest Law.
SS. NR 25.03 (1) (a) and 25.06 (1) (a) 2 - Relating to commercial fishing licenses and lake trout quotas on Lake Superior.
S. PD 3.039 - Relating to the redetermination of indigency during the course of representation.
S. PD 2.03 (4), (5) and (8) - Relating to the procedures for assignment of counsel.
Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Examining Board (CR 96-34):
SS. SFC 2.01 and 3.13 - Relating to social worker training certificates.
Administrative Rules Filed With The
Revisor Of Statutes Bureau
The following administrative rules have been filed with the Revisor of Statutes Bureau and are in the process of being published. The date assigned to each rule is the projected effective date. It is possible that the publication of these rules could be delayed. Contact the Revisor of Statutes Bureau at (608) 266-7275 for updated information on the effective dates for the listed rules.
An order creating ch. Adm 9, relating to contract administration fees and subscription service.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (CR 96-15):
An order affecting ch. ATCP 99, relating to grain warehouse keepers and grain dealers.
An order affecting chs. ILHR 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 17, 20, 26, 34, 41, 42, 45, 48, 50, 51, 66, 68, 74 and 81; and ss. ILHR 18.13, 27.20, 53.53, 67.07 and 82.21, relating to credentials, licenses, certifications and registrations, administered by the division of safety and buildings.
An order affecting ch. ILHR 16, relating to the electrical code, volume 2.
An order amending s. WGC 24.13 (1) (d), relating to simulcasting fees.
An order repealing and recreating ch. HSS 111, relating to licensing of emergency medical technicians (EMT's-intermediate) and approval of operational plans for EMT's-intermediate.
Health & Family Services (CR 96-3):
An order repealing and recreating ch. HSS 112, relating to licensing of emergency medical technicians-paramedic (EMT's-paramedic) and approval of operational plans for EMT's-paramedic.
An order creating ch. HS 3, relating to a state 25% tax credit program for rehabilitation of owner-occupied historic residences.
An order affecting ss. Ins 17.01, 17.26 and 17.28, relating to annual patients compensation fund and mediation fund fees for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, future medical expense attachment point changing from $25,000 to $100,000.
An order amending s. Med 10.02 (2) (q), relating to unprofessional conduct.
An order creating ch. Trans 258, relating to seed potato overweight permits.
Health & Family Services
(Medical Assistance Reimbursement of Providers of Disposable Medical Supplies)
The State of Wisconsin reimburses providers for disposable medical supplies provided to Medical Assistance recipients. This is done under the authority of Title XIX of the Federal Social Security Act and ss. 49.43 to 49.47, Wisconsin Statutes. This program, administered by the State's Department of Health and Family Services, is called Medical Assistance (MA) or Medicaid. Federal statutes and regulations require that a state plan be developed that provides the methods and standards for reimbursement of covered services. A plan that describes the reimbursement system for the services (methods and standards for reimbursement) is now in effect.
This notice regarding reimbursement is not required under federal law, but is being published to convey information to the public. Effective August 1, 1996, the Department will modify the reimbursement system for disposable medical supplies to prevent excessive utilization and to establish controls on billing errors. The modifications include the following:
○ Limits will be placed on the quantities of disposable medical supplies which may be dispensed to a recipient.
○ Prior authorization will be required for quantities in excess of limits and for certain items which are particularly susceptible to abuse.
The estimated net effect of these modifications on expenditures of the Wisconsin Medical Assistance Program is to decrease spending in FY 1997 by $160,417 all funds ($96,250 federal financial participation and $64,167 general purpose revenue).
Copies of the Proposed Changes
Copies of the proposed changes will be sent to every county social services or human services department main office where they will be available for public review. For more information, interested people may write to:
State Plan Coordinator
Bureau of Health Care Financing
Division of Health
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309