Joint Labor, Health, Social Services Committee Meets in Cheyenne

By Sheila Bush Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – The final meeting of the interim for any Legislative subcommittee is frenzied as the committee convenes for the last time of the year and decides which bills to sponsor before the start of the upcoming session. Making this week’s Joint Labor, Health, and Social Services meeting in […]

Events, Conferences, and Announcements for December 17

Each week the Wyoming Medical Society receives a number of webinar, CME, and other conference opportunities which we share with our members without endorsement. This week’s list includes: Announcements Ever wonder how Doctors get elected to Congress or your state legislature? Considering a run for office for yourself? Join The AMPAC February 17-19 at the AMPAC […]

Title XXV and Mental Health Have their Day at JLHSS

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – It was a packed house during the Joint Labor Health and Social Services Committee meeting in Cheyenne on Tuesday as the incoming legislators and committee members joined the current  committee members who were attending their final meeting on the committee. Tuesday morning saw Title 25 front-and-center with […]

Wyoming Medicaid Changes Pre-Authorization Rules for Some Procedures

By Wyoming Medical Society Staff CHEYENNE – Wyoming Medicaid has changed some rules as it relates to pre-authorizations for pediatric procedures. According to Sheree Nall, CPC of the Wyoming Department of Health, effective Sept. 1, 2016, removal of skin tags and benign lesions will no longer require prior authorization.  The codes included are 11200-11201, 11300-11312, […]

Wyoming AAP Chapter Receives Grant for Improving HPV Vaccination Rates

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) chapters in Utah, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming have joined forces on the AAP’s HPV MOC Umbrella Project. The effort will center on improving HPV vaccination rates and has netted the four chapters each a total of $15,000 with $5,000 of which going to the […]

State Employees Health Insurance Group Institutes Disappointing Changes

Ralph Hayes is the Director of the State Employees Health Group Insurance.  By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – State Employees in Wyoming have a few changes coming to their health insurance starting in 2017 with two of the changes being of concern to the Wyoming Medical Society. According to the Sept. 2016 edition […]

What is the role of the Cheyenne and Sheridan VA’s in Wyoming’s medical community

The VA in Cheyenne. By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Colonel Cherron R. Galluzzo is the Commander of the 90th Medical Group at F. E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, having come to town in mid-July – her 16th move for the Air Force since 1993. So far it is safe to say her welcome to […]

Wanted: Good Docs To Serve

Lt. Col. Luis Otero talks to a patient during his clinic hours at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne. By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society While many Wyoming physicians have previously served in the US Armed Forces, opportunities abound for doctors interested in being a part of the military. Most days Jeff Storey is a physician […]

Car-A-Van Keeps Cancer Patients On the Road

Free Van Services Helps Cancer Patients Go From The Big Horn Basin to Cody for Treatment By Bob Vines For The Wyoming Medical Society CODY — Kevin Johnson has every available restroom along a 425-mile route through Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin flagged in the GPS system of the white Honda minivan affectionately known as the […]