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.

Wisconsin Health Care Ranks Second Highest in Nation

Wisconsin follows only New Hampshire in overall performance

MADISON (May 2, 2015) ---- Wisconsin is the second most highly-rated state in the country based on the quality of its health care according to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Wisconsin had the second best overall health care quality measure score among all 50 states, second only to New Hampshire, based on more than 200 measures that AHRQ used to evaluate health care performance. The rankings are posted here:

Read the release here.


News Release

WHA Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Insurance Help

MADISON (June 25, 2015) -- The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold premium subsidies in states that are utilizing the federally-run insurance marketplace was good news for Wisconsin residents.

“We are pleased with this decision, which means 166,000 people in Wisconsin will not lose the tax credits that help them afford health insurance coverage,” said WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding. “The loss of premium assistance would most certainly have triggered a large increase in the number of uninsured. The disruption to our health care system and broader insurance markets would have been substantial.”

Borgerding said thousands of people in Wisconsin who were previously uninsured, or who were made ineligible for Medicaid, connected with health insurance coverage on the federal exchange, also known as Healthcare Marketplace. The subsidies reduced the monthly cost of buying insurance on the exchange to an average of $125 per month in Wisconsin.
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Survey Finds WHA Delivers on Members’ Expectations
for Advocacy, Clout

Top Member BenefitsA recent news story referred to WHA as a “heavyweight” in the advocacy arena. It is a position that WHA has worked very hard to earn, but more importantly, it is exactly what our members expect from their Association.

In the recently-completed membership satisfaction survey, WHA members enumerated and rank-ordered what they expect for their membership dollars. No surprise: Three-fourths of the members ranked “advocacy” as the number one expected benefit, and 100 percent said WHA did it “extremely well/well.” Members also ranked WHA’s political clout extremely high. (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

Bill Impacts Out-of-State Ambulance Service Providers: Gov. Walker signed into law a bill which allows out-of-state ambulance providers to make transports (10) that originate and terminate in the state of WI without requiring that provider to be licensed in WI. (Read more)

Physician Licensure: Hospitals and health care systems have been working to adopt legislation to implement the Physician Licensure Compact... (Read more)

340B drug program: HRSA released one of two expected proposed rules on the 340B program.(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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