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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Medicaid to Pay Telehealth Visits Originating from Home

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Wyoming Medicaid Medical Director James Bush, MD says he hopes by the end of summer all the pieces will be put in place to allow the state to pay for telehealth visits by Wyoming Medicaid patients which originate from the patient’s home. Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]