2014 RAC Summit

2013 Quality Report

Guest Column

Workers' Comp Bill Fatally Flawed
Eric Borgerding

Eric Borgerding, WHA Executive Vice President

In "Workers’ comp must be fixed" in the March 17 edition of The Daily Reporter, Jerry Deschane chalked up the failure to pass a workers’ compensation bill this year to the Legislature’s penchant for play-it-safe politics.

But the notion that the Legislature, for the first time since World War II, rejected a workers’ compensation bill for political expediency gives short shrift to the fact that it was a deeply flawed piece of legislation. Indeed, the so-called "agreed to" and typically rubber-stamped bill contained a self-prescribed poison pill, medical price controls, that proved fatal. (Read more)

High-Quality, High-Value Health Care: A Wisconsin Advantage

High quality, high value health care is a hallmark in Wisconsin. Hospital systems are improving quality, increasing efficiency and delivering value to employers and residents in their communities. This week, we feature the work of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, Milwaukee..

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The 100,000 Lives Campaign, a nationwide initiative launched by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality in American health care, was the inspiration for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis to develop and implement a Medical Response Team (MRT) in 2005.  (Read more)

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This Week's Priorities

Regulatory Reform: Gov. Walker signed into law SB 560, a bill that will modernize Wisconsin's hospital regulations. (Read more)

Apology Legislation: Gov. Walker signed Assembly Bill 120 into law.(Read more)

Mental Health: WHA praised the Governor for signing AB 453--the Mental Health Care Coordination Bill. (Read more)

 

WHA Job Bulletin

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