Health Care Value

Physician Leadership Development Conference

Wisconsin third-best state for health care efficiency

2016 Advocacy Day

Employer PerspectivesWHA Shares Health Care Value Message with 2,800 Wisconsin Employers

WI high-quality care, delivered efficiently, is an asset to employers

Wisconsin ranks among the top states for quality and efficiency, a position that can be achieved and sustained only when hospitals and health systems are committed to consistently delivering top-notch patient care. (Read more...)

WHA 2016 Advocacy Day Scheduled for
March 30, 2016

 Registration now open

Each year, the WHA Advocacy Day event grows both in the number of attendees and in the impact it makes on our legislators in Madison. Advocacy Day is one of the best ways hospital employees, trustees and volunteers can have an important, visible impact in the State Capitol. Help make the 2016 event a great success by assembling your hospital contingent for 2016 Advocacy Day, set for March 30 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Registration is open at (Read more...)

Wisconsin Hospitals’ Community Outreach Efforts Total $1.68 Billion
 Hospitals provide $278 million in charity care; lose $900 million on Medicaid

2015 CB Report CoverWisconsin hospitals provided $1.68 billion in 2014 on programs and services that benefitted the community. These activities ranged from providing free care to those unable to pay their bills, to sponsoring health improvement activities, health education, free screenings and working with partners on complex socioeconomic issues in the community.

Hospitals also reported they incurred $900 million in losses associated with caring for patients in the Medicaid program. Medicaid pays hospitals only about 65 percent of what it costs to care for this vulnerable, and often medically-complex, patient population. (Read more...)

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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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.


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This Week's Priorities

Medicare: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was signed into law on Nov. 2 and included several Medicare cuts to hospitals. (Read more)

Worker's Comp: WCAC met to review draft bill language ... (Read more)

Insurance:  Segal Consulting released a report estimating the state could save millions annually by self-insuring state employees (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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