Health Care Value

Preparing the Chargemaster for 2016

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 Statewide Campaign Emphasizes Health Care Value, Quality and Access

As the health care environment experiences rapid changes in how the public thinks and interacts with hospitals and health systems, there is a need to remind the public, and especially employers, that hospitals and health systems have an important role and responsibility in the community. That commitment includes maintaining an emergency department around the clock—delivering some of the highest quality care in the nation. (Read more...)


WHA Supports Attorney General’s Campaign to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Attribute this statement to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding:

Dose of Reality

"Wisconsin hospitals and health systems stand with Attorney General Brad Schimel in his fight to stop opioid abuse and build a healthier future for our citizens. Wisconsin’s hospitals and their emergency departments all too often see the terrible effects of prescription painkiller abuse in our communities, and have been working within their organizations and communities to combat the problem.

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Read Valued Voice Story here.

Assembly Passes Physician Licensure Compact
Bill with Overwhelming Support

AB 253 Receives a 95-1 vote in Assembly, referred to State Senate

MADISON (September 25, 2015) --- On a vote of 95-1, a bill to implement the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact in Wisconsin passed the state Assembly September 24 with strong bipartisan support. The Compact legislation, Assembly Bill 253, is authored by Rep. Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls). The Compact will help speed the licensure of physicians in Wisconsin by establishing an expedited licensure process for those physicians who meet the Compact’s eligibility criteria and want to practice in multiple states. So far, 11 states have adopted the Compact including Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. The Michigan Legislature has also introduced a bill to implement the Compact. (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


Mental Health: Wisconsin lawmakers circulate mental health reform legislation (Read more)

ICD-10: Wisconsin hospitals are working through the first days of ICD-10 implementation... (Read more)

Medicare: WHA will be on guard against any arbitrary Medicare cuts while federal fiscal deadlines approach... (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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