State Economy Forces Significant Budget Reductions

Wyoming Department of Health Announces Difficult Budget Reductions August 26, 2020 Due to severe state economic challenges, Governor Gordon has asked all state agencies to prepare significant budget reductions for the 2021-2022 biennium, which began July 1, 2020. Today, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) released 9% reductions, representing just over $89 million in general […]

Major Changes Coming to Medicare E/M Office Visits

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) RELEASE August 4, 2020   CHICAGO — Major modifications are coming to the coding,  documentation, and payment of evaluation and management (E/M) services for office visits as Medicare has signaled its intention to implement finalized guidelines and payment rates as planned on January 1, 2021. Yesterday’s release of the proposed 2021 Medicare […]

Wyoming Looks Closer at Healthcare Costs

The Wyoming Legislature has been talking about the cost of healthcare in our state for quite some time. This conversation was recently elevated and made more serious by enabling legislation during the 2019 Session for the state to hire a consultant to conduct a hospital cost study. The Wyoming Business Coalition on Health also compiled […]

WMS Announces 2019 State Physician of the Year

CONTACT: Whitney Harmon 307-635-2424 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                 May 3, 2019     Wyoming Doctors Name Statewide Physician of the Year Casper Psychiatrist to be honored with 2019 WMS Physician of the Year Award   CHEYENNE – Stephen Brown, MD, of Casper was recently named, and will be honored by the Wyoming Medical Society […]

2019 WMS and WAPA Annual Meeting

WMS is returning to the Jackson Lake Lodge this summer for our annual conference and exhibition. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Wyoming Association of Physician Assistants as well as other prominent Wyoming specialty societies, such as the Wyoming Association of Psychiatric Physicians, Wyoming Academy of Pediatrics and Wyoming Academy of Family Physicians. Click […]

GAGME Launches New Residency Program

****For Immediate Release***   GAGME Launches New Residency Program Dedicated to Putting Paperwork First.   –New Residency Program Elevates Paperwork to Its Rightful Status–   Clark, WY –  (April 1, 2018)- The Group Association for Graduate Medical Education (GAGME) recently launched a new residency program dedicated to exclusive focus on the primacy of paperwork in […]

2018 Annual Meeting

CHANGES COMING TO WMS ANNUAL MEETING IN 2018 Big changes are coming to the Wyoming Medical Society’s marquee event of the year. On June 1 at Jackson Lake Lodge, the WMS Board of Trustees voted to change the organization’s Annual Meeting from a three-day summer event heavy on medical lectures to a more family-friendly winter […]

WMS Develops Physician Leadership Program

The Wyoming Medical Society has received a $150,000 grant from The Physician Foundation to fund a leadership program for Wyoming physicians. The program will allow a cohort of between 15-and-20 Wyoming physicians to take part in the program each year. The inaugural program will get started in October of 2017. The program will be broken […]