Health Care Value

2015 Advanced Practice Clinician Hospitalist Programs

Advocacy is Central to WHA's Mission -- Wisconsin leads the nation in delivering high-quality, high-value health care and in transparency. Wisconsin hospitals and health systems provide not just health care, but also employ more than 100,000 people across the state. High-value health care is an economic development asset for the state and local communities. Listen to the Wisconsin Hospital Association tell the health care story and learn why it’s an asset in the Badger state.

WHA, RWHC Host CMS’s Cavanaugh in Wisconsin

Monroe Clinic and Grant Regional site visits focus on
rural GME, quality and value

The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) and Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) hosted Baltimore-based Sean Cavanaugh, deputy administrator and director for the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS), August 3 in Wisconsin. This CMS visit is another element of WHA and RWHC’s collective efforts to engage CMS on important rural hospital and health care-related issues. During Cavanaugh’s time in Wisconsin, he visited Monroe Clinic and Grant Regional Health Center (Lancaster) to hear about Wisconsin efforts on rural graduate medical education and quality/value initiatives in small and rural hospitals. (Read more...)


WHA Ranks Third in State Lobby Report

The Wisconsin Hospital Association ranked third out of 717 lobbying organizations in time spent lobbying for the first six months of this year according to figures released by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB).

WHA logged 2,755 hours lobbying during the first six months of 2015, and recorded more lobbying hours on Medicaid funding and adoption of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact than any other organization in Wisconsin, according to the GAB.

“WHA’s number one job is to be a highly-engaged, credible and influential advocate for public policy that enables our members to deliver high-quality, high-value care,” said WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding. (Read more...)


WHA Testifies in Support of Medical Licensure Compact Bill

Sen. Harsdorf: Lengthy licensure process is
“unacceptable” for WI communities

On August 18, the Assembly Health Committee held a hearing on a WHA legislative priority—Wisconsin’s adoption of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The bills, Assembly Bill 253 and Senate Bill 196, would create an alternative, voluntary, expedited process for qualified physicians licensed in other states to receive a Wisconsin medical license.  (Read more)

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

CheckPoint PricePoint ServePoint Quality Center WICD-10

WHA Gold Members:
MarshfieldClinic Staff Care ISG
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

HRSA: HRSA released its long-awaited guidance on federal outpatient drug discount program... (Read more)


Medicare: CMS directs MACs and QICs to limit their review to the reason(s) the claim or line item was initially denied when reviewing determinations and reconsiderations of claims...(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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