2024 LCMS Legislative Reception

The Laramie County Medical Society would like to invite its members and all Wyoming physicians and PAs to attend their 2024 Legislative Reception at the Cheyenne Country Club Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm. WMS Executive Director Sheila Bush will be reviewing this year’s healthcare bills and providing doctors with the opportunity to discuss […]

2024 Virtual Winter Board Meeting

The WMS staff and Board of Trustees would like to invite our members to join us at the WMS Board Meeting Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 8 am. The WMS Board Trustees will be considering proposed legislation in relation to WMS’s standing policy platforms. The bills posted for consideration thus far are posted on the […]

Wyoming State Hospital Administrator Announcement

Kristi Barker has been named as administrator for the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) in Evanston. The WSH is part of the Wyoming Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Division. It is the only state-operated psychiatric hospital in Wyoming. WSH is a licensed acute care psychiatric inpatient hospital with 104 beds. WSH provides psychiatric acute care stabilization […]

WDH Provider Update – STI’s in Wyoming

 Wyoming Medical Society Newsletter  Jan 5, 2024  The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) appreciates the opportunity to share information with providers about concerning trends in certain sexually transmitted infections.  Syphilis cases, including congenital syphilis, are increasing nationwide and within our state. Wyoming has seen a 54% increase in reported syphilis cases from 2018 to 2022. […]

Wyoming Medicaid to Cover Transitional Care Management in 2024

Wyoming Medicaid to Cover Transitional Care Management in 2024 The time of transition from an inpatient hospital stay to a residential setting can be of high risk of readmission, particularly for those with higher acuity medical issues or complex living situations. Potential pitfalls include medication reconciliation, scheduling follow-up appointments, and transportation. In 2022, Wyoming Medicaid […]

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 […]

WMS Announces 2020 Physician of the Year

CONTACT: WHITNEY HARMON 307-635-2424 WHITNEY@WYOMED.ORG FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                 July 13, 2020     WYOMING DOCTORS NAME STATEWIDE PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR CHEYENNE, WY – James J. Naramore, MD, of Gillette was named by the Wyoming Medical Society (WMS) as the recipient of the 2020 Wyoming Physician of the Year. This award is presented each year […]

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 […]