2013 President and Guest Columns

All columns are written by WHA President Steve Brenton, unless otherwise indicated.

12-27-13: Guest Column: WHA Chair Dan Neufelder Reflects on 2013

12-27-13: Guest Column: Wisconsin Legislature Reshapes Informed Consent Doctrine (by Michael Van Sicklen, a partner with Foley & Lardner, LLP)

11-27-13: President’s Column: Moody's Downgrade, Paying for the SGR and Something to be Thankful for

11-22-13: President’s Column: Good News, Bad News from D.C.

11-22-13: Guest Column: Premium Support: A False Start or Progress? (by Attorneys Steve Hahn, Paul Seidenstricker, and Dave Snow of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, P.C.)

11-1-13: Guest Column: Light at the End of the Tunnel (by Attorneys Steve Hahn, Paul Seidenstricker, and Dave Snow of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, P.C.)

10-18-13: President’s Column: Not Just One But Two...And Kudos to Congressman Ribble

9-6-13: President’s Column: HIRSP, ETF, Special Recognition and Rural Health

8-23-13: President’s Column: Joint Letter to the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation Opposing the OIG Recommendation Affecting CAHs

8-16-13: Guest Column: Wisconsin Health Care on the Road to Reform (Eric Borgerding, WHA Executive Vice President)

8-9-13: Guest Column: Institute of Medicine Concludes Studies on Geographic Variation (Brian Vamstad, Legislative Policy, Analyst, Gundersen Health System)

8-2-13: President’s Column: Maybe Another D.C. Train Wreck

7-26-13: President’s Column: Health Care an Economic Behemoth in SE WI, News on Physician Clinic Reporting and More

7-12-13: President’s Column: The Delay is a Very Big Deal

6-14-13: President’s Column: The Exchange Must Work

5-31-13: President’s Column: Clock Ticking on Wisconsin State Budget...WHA Priorities at Stake

5-24-13: Guest Column: CHNAs: Why, What, When and How (David Edquist, von Briesen and Roper, s.c., Milwaukee)

5-17-13: Guest Column: Non-Consensual Blood Draws on Drunk Drivers (Attorneys Timothy W. Feeley and Sara J. MacCarthy of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., Milwaukee)

5-17-13: Guest Column: the Health Care Law: My Wish List for 2014 (Nick W. Turkal, President/CEO of Aurora Health Care and 2011 WHA Board Chair)

4-26-13: President’s Column: Time to Hit the Pause Button...

4-5-13: President’s Column: Member Survey, Big Win for Health Plans and WI CAHs

3-29-13: President’s Column: IOM Study another Predictable Whitewash--Setback for Advancing High Value Health Care

3-29-13: Guest Column: Seize Your Opportunity to Rate WHA's Effectiveness and Value (Daniel E. Neufelder, FACHE, 2013 WHA Board Chair)

3-8-13: President’s Column: The Promise of Statewide Health Information Exchange

2-22-13: President’s Column: Walker Budget - A Report Card

2-15-13: President’s Column: Statement by WHA on Medicaid Reform

2-8-13: President’s Column: WHA Medicaid Position Embraces Stability in Uncertain Times

1-25-13: President’s Column: Bay State Boondoggle Part Two

1-4-13: President’s Column: Lame Duck Bill a Harbinger of Difficult 2013 for Hospitals