Wisconsin Healthcare Leaders Meet with State Legislators

Wisconsin healthcare leaders meet with Congressman Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin’s 6th District in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, a contingent of Wisconsin healthcare leaders and advocates, including North Shore partner, David Mills, spent the day in Washington DC meeting with five Wisconsin Congressmen, as well as Senator Ron Johnson to discuss issues critically important to the long-term care profession. Topics included the economic impact of the ongoing workforce shortage which has led to limiting admissions and staff burnout. Mills spoke specifically about the proposed PDPM cuts which result in our Medicaid reimbursement and the proposed minimum staffing requirement.

From left, Jim Stoa, Danielle Sigler, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Stephanie Sherman, David Mills and Rick Abrams.

The day-long meetings was followed up by a reception hosted by members of the Republican party. At the reception, many of our state representatives were in attendance, including Wisconsin Congressmen, Representatives, Senators, and staff members were in attendance providing additional opportunities to share our message.

“Over a 10-hour period, we were able to send our message to decision makers in our State,” says Mills. “We educated, requested support, and advocated for our residents, their loved ones, and our healthcare heroes who continue to give so much of themselves to ensure care is provided in a meaningful way.”

This visit to DC will be followed up with AHCA/NCAL’s Congressional Briefing in early June, which Mills will be attending as well. The Briefing will give long-term care leaders another opportunity to directly address Members of Congress on these crucial needs. This advocacy is also being supported by North Shore’s grassroots efforts in a letter writing campaign to CMS by our center leadership teams.

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