2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 255. Chronic disease and injuries.
255.06 Well-woman program.

255.06

255.06 Well-woman program.

255.06(1)

(1) Definitions. In this section:

255.06(1)(a)

(a) "Hospital" has the meaning given in s. 50.33 (2).

255.06(1)(b)

(b) "Mammography" means the making of a record of a breast by passing X rays through a body to act on specially sensitized film.

255.06(1)(c)

(c) "Medicare" has the meaning given in s. 49.498 (1) (f).

255.06(1)(d)

(d) "Nurse practitioner" means a registered nurse licensed under ch. 441 or in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 (2) (j), whose practice of professional nursing under s. 441.001 (4) includes performance of delegated medical services under the supervision of a physician, dentist, or podiatrist.

255.06(1)(e)

(e) "Poverty line" means the nonfarm federal poverty line for the continental United States, as defined by the federal department of labor under 42 USC 9902 (2).

255.06(2)

(2) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (cb), the department shall administer a well-woman program to provide reimbursement for health care screenings, referrals, follow-ups, case management, and patient education provided to low-income, underinsured, and uninsured women. Reimbursement to service providers under this section shall be at the rate of reimbursement for identical services provided under medicare, except that, if projected costs under this section exceed the amounts appropriated under s. 20.435 (1) (cb), the department shall modify services or reimbursement accordingly. Within this limitation, the department shall implement the well-woman program to do all of the following:

255.06(2)(a)

(a) Breast cancer screening services. Provide not more than $422,600 in each fiscal year as reimbursement for the provision of breast cancer screening services to women who are aged 40 years or older and whose income does not exceed 250 percent of the poverty line, by a hospital or organization that has a mammography unit available for use and that is selected by the department under procedures established by the department. The department shall reduce reimbursement for a service provided under this paragraph by the amount of any applicable 3rd-party coverage.

255.06(2)(b)

(b) Media announcements and educational materials. Allocate and expend at least $20,000 in each fiscal year to develop and provide media announcements and educational materials to promote breast cancer screening services that are available under pars. (a) and (c) and to promote health care screening services for women that are available under par. (e).

255.06(2)(c)

(c) Breast cancer screenings using mobile mammography van. Reimburse the city of Milwaukee public health department for up to $115,200 in each fiscal year for the performance of breast cancer screening activities with the use of a mobile mammography van.

255.06(2)(d)

(d) Specialized training to for rural colposcopic examinations and activities. Provide not more than $25,000 in each fiscal year as reimbursement for the provision of specialized training of nurse practitioners to perform, in rural areas, colposcopic examinations and follow-up activities for the treatment of cervical cancer.

255.06(2)(e)

(e) Health care screening, referral, follow-up, case management, and patient education. Reimburse service providers for the provision of health care screening, referral, follow-up, case management, and patient education to low-income, underinsured, and uninsured women.

255.06(2)(f)

(f) Women's health campaign. Conduct a women's health campaign to do all of the following:

255.06(2)(f)1.

1. Increase women's awareness of issues that affect their health.

255.06(2)(f)2.

2. Reduce the prevalence of chronic and debilitating health conditions that affect women.

255.06(2)(g)

(g) Osteoporosis prevention and education. Conduct an osteoporosis prevention and education program to raise public awareness concerning the causes and nature of osteoporosis, the risk factors for developing osteoporosis, the value of prevention and early detection of osteoporosis, and options for diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.

255.06(2)(h)

(h) Multiple sclerosis education. Conduct a multiple sclerosis education program to raise public awareness concerning the causes and nature of multiple sclerosis and options for diagnosing and treating multiple sclerosis.

255.06(2)(i)

(i) Multiple sclerosis services. Allocate and expend at least $60,000 as reimbursement for the provision of multiple sclerosis services to women.

255.06(3)

(3) Service coordination. The department shall coordinate the services provided under this section with the services provided under the minority health program under s. 250.20 (2) to (4), to ensure that disparities in the health of women who are minority group members are adequately addressed.

255.06(4)

(4) Information about women who receive services. The department shall obtain and share information about women who receive services that are reimbursed under this section as provided in s. 49.475.

255.06 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 39 s. 3709, 3710, 3711; Stats. 1991 s. 146.0275; 1991 a. 269; 1993 a. 16; 1993 a. 27 s. 345; Stats. 1993 s. 255.06; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27, 79; 2001 a. 16, 107, 109; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25; 2007 a. 20, 130; 2009 a. 28.

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