Health Care Value

2015 Advocacy Day

WHA Shares Transparency Message with More than 2,000 Employers
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As employers consider their various options for providing health insurance to their employees, they are also interested in sharing information that will help their workers become better informed health care consumers. (Read more)

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Wisconsin Hospitals Top National Rankings in Patient-Centered Quality Measure
No hospital in Wisconsin received less than three stars out of a five star rating

Wisconsin was one of the top five states on hospital satisfaction scores based on a new five-star rating system on Hospital and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS publicly released the new star ratings April 16 on Hospital Compare with the goal of making it simpler for consumers to understand hospital quality scores.

The star ratings are based on HCAHPS survey data for patients discharged between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. WHA’s CheckPoint incorporated a three-star rating for hospital care, including patient satisfaction, late in 2014.  (Read more...)

Team-Based Health Care Scores Big with Patients

Workforce ReportHospitals, Health Systems Find New Care Delivery Models
Alter Workforce Needs

MADISON (March 24, 2015) --The magic of University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan is in his ability to strategically place the right players on the floor at the right time throughout the game to optimize the team’s opportunity to win. Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are following a similar principle and that is to provide the right care, at the right time, at the right place. Increasingly, they are finding team-based care can lead to winning results, both in terms of patient satisfaction and better health outcomes.
--Read the Report.         --Read the Release.

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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WHA Gold Members:
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Hall Render Merritt Hawkins WHA Information Center

Fast Facts
By the Numbers:

General med-surg hospitals:  129
Critical access hospitals:58
LT acute care hospitals: 6
Psychiatric hospitals: 10
Inpatient days (2013): 2,720,902
Outpatient days (2013): 16,695,548

 Wisconsin hospitals employ more than 100,000 people and generate nearly
$30 billion in economic activity.


Hidden Health Care Tax

This Week's Priorities

SGR: Congress took the last step in repealing the SGR. (Read more)

Transparency: Wisconsin has been ahead of the curve on transparency... (Read more)

Quality: Wisconsin was one of the top 5 states on hospital satisfaction scores... (Read more)


WHA Job Bulletin

The WHA Job Bulletin provides member hospitals a venue where they can post vacancies on-line as a no cost benefit of membership.



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