MADISON, Wis. — A bill that would add a fee schedule for medical care to Wisconsin’s workers compensation law appears to be dead on arrival in the state Assembly.
Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday there is no consensus among Republicans about the measure that was introduced by a Senate committee earlier this week.
Vos says he does not think the measure will pass.
He says, “Until we have some kind of a consensus, or there’s an outcry from every day business people, it just seems the issue languishes.”
Vos says he hasn’t had a single business person tell him that reforming the state’s workers compensation system was a priority.
Including a fee schedule has been a divisive issue, pitting the state’s business community against health care groups including the Wisconsin Medical Society and Hospital Association.