Johnson and Gardner to Hold Roundtable on Implementation of PROP Act, Release Report on Opioid Epidemic

MILWAUKEE — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will hold a roundtable in Milwaukee on Thursday, Sept. 1 to discuss the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to implement the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) Act. Johnson, along with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), introduced the PROP Act in April 2016. It prohibits pain management questions on patient surveys from being factored into Medicare reimbursement calculations.

In conjunction with the roundtable, Sen. Johnson will release a report on his work on the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin and across the country, as well as on his work in addressing our unsecure borders and their relationship to America’s insatiable demand for drugs. Immediately following the roundtable, Sen. Johnson and Sen. Gardner will hold a media availability.

WHEN: Sept. 1, 2016
WHERE: Milwaukee Area Technical College – Downtown Campus, Room S120, 700 W. State St., Milwaukee
TIME: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 pm CT

Timothy Westlake, M.D.
Vice Chairman, State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, and
chairman, Controlled Substance Committee

Michael McNett, M.D.
Pain management doctor and member of the Wisconsin Medical Association’s Opioid Committee

Steven K. Kulick, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, ProHealth Care (Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital)
Medical Director, ProHealth Solutions

Brian L. Peterson, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner and President of the Medical Society
Milwaukee County

Daniel Zomchek
Director
Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Paul Raddatz
Father of Ali Mari Raddatz
Hartland, Wis. 

Medical Society of Milwaukee County
P.O. Box 13114, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone: 920-560-5637

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