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 […]

Title XXV Subcommittee Reviews New Payment System

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Subcommittee to Review Title XXV Issues has begun the process of payment reform for Title XXV payments to The State’s Community Mental Health Providers. The committee met Monday in Cheyenne and moved to recommend a bill to the Legislature’s Joint Labor, Health, and […]

Title XXV Committee Reviews new Payment Model Proposal

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Subcommittee To Review Title 25 Issues met in Cheyenne on Tuesday with a new payment model for Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers highlighting the debate. Stefan Johansson, Administrator of the Wyoming Department of Health’s Policy, Research, and Evaluation Division presented the […]

Changes Coming to Wyoming’s Title 25 Process

By Kerry Drake For The Wyoming Medical Society The number of people experiencing a mental health crisis who are a danger to themselves or others has been skyrocketing every year in Wyoming. So has the cost of involuntarily hospitalizing these patients. State lawmakers and mental health care officials combined their efforts in 2015 to find […]

The State’s Safety Net

Wyoming State Hospital Provides Mental Health Services for The State By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Rich Dunkley has had time to hang pictures on the wall of his new office but little else, less than three months after taking the job as the superintendent of the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston. Dunkley got his […]

WMS Board of Trustees Sets Direction for 2016 Session

The WMS Board of Directors will meet in its Cheyenne office on Jan. 16.  CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature will convene on Feb. 8 for a 20-day session in which it sets the state’s budget for the next two years. However, lawmakers will also hear several bills attempting to become Wyoming state laws. Next weekend […]