Health Care Value

2015 Advocacy Day

WHA Shares Transparency Message with More than 2,000 Employers
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As employers consider their various options for providing health insurance to their employees, they are also interested in sharing information that will help their workers become better informed health care consumers. (Read more)

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President's Column

U.S. Supreme Court Could Thwart WI’s Hybrid Approach to Coverage Expansion

By Eric Borgerding, WHA President

Eric BorgerdingIn less than two months, the U.S. Supreme Court will again hear arguments on a key element of Obamacare. The case is King v. Burwell. The question is whether federal subsidies to assist some with purchasing health insurance are available in a federally-run exchange. The ruling, expected in June, could immediately redefine state and federal health care politics. That’s because 27 states, including Wisconsin, chose to allow the federal government to run its exchange. (Read more...)

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. Hospitals have been working with WHA in a focused initiative to improve quality.

WHA-Led Transforming Care at the Bedside Project Plans for the Future  

cabThe third group of WHA member hospitals that have a hospital department enrolled in the WHA-led Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) project have completed nearly one year of their 18-month commitment. TCAB is one of WHA’s most popular and successful quality improvement initiatives.

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Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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WHA Gold Members:
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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.



This Week's Priorities

Medicaid: Wisconsin has a historically low Medicaid/BadgerCare reimbursement rate... (Read more)

GME: WHA submitted comments to the US House of Rep. Committee on Energy & Commerce regarding the future of Medicare's GME program.(Read more)

Advocacy: Advocacy Day registration is now open. (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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