October 10, 2017
New bill makes it easier for nurses to treat patients in multiple states
By: Caroline Hecker | WXOW | October 9, 2017
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - A new bill the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate takes up this fall could make it easier for nurses to treat patients in more than one state.
Wisconsin 2nd in country in use of electronic health records, agency says
By: Bill Novak | Wisconsin State Journal | October 3, 2017
Wisconsin has the second highest number of physicians using electronic medical records, according to a report from a federal agency.
Health care providers concerned about future
By: Dr. Nick Turkal, interview by Mike Gousha | WISN 12 | October 7, 2017
Aurora CEO Nick Turkal says health care is too important an issue for a partisan discussion.
Wisconsin health insurance CEOs expect double-digit premium increases in 2018
By: Greg Neumann | WKOW | October 4, 2017
MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin residents who plan to purchase health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual marketplace in 2018 should expect to see at least a ten percent increase in premiums.
Tumultuous Year For Insurance Markets
By: Shamane Mills | WPR | October 3, 2017
The health insurance industry thrives on predictability. But circumstances at the national and state level have made for a lot of uncertainty.
As Epic Systems has soared, Madison has become a center for health information technology
By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 6, 2017
Supporters of the incentives promised to Foxconn can only hope that the billions of dollars have the same effect on the state’s economy as Epic Systems in Verona has had.
Fate of noneconomic damage cap in hands of top state court
By: Andis Robeznieks | AMA Association | October 3, 2017
The Wisconsin cap on noneconomic damages is one component of a three-part strategy that is credited with stabilizing the state’s medical liability environment, but it’s been subject to constant attack and revision. The state Supreme Court is weighing whether to accept a case that will likely determine the $750,000 cap’s legal fate.
Hospitals Brace For Unpaid Bills If GOP Balks On Children's Healthcare
By: Bruce Japsen | Forbes | October 5, 2017
Hospitals are bracing for an increase in unpaid medical bills and related uncompensated care after the Republican-led Congress let funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program lapse.
Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates
By: Aaron E. Carroll | The New York Times | October 6, 2017
As our recent eight-nation bracket tournament showed, many people think the United States health care system has a lot of problems.
Our View: It's early, but 'reinsurance' showing promise
By: News Tribune Editorial Board | Duluth News Tribune | October 4, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers took a big risk last session with "reinsurance," a program providing about $500 million from state and federal sources to insurance companies to help them offset covering their highest-cost patients.
A look at the Medicare Advantage landscape for 2018
By: Paige Minemyer | FierceHealthcare | October 6, 2017
A third of Medicare Advantage enrollees are in plans with narrow networks, though MA plans on average include about half of physicians in a given county, according to new research.
Children’s Hospital completes $8 million challenge for heart center
By: Lauren Anderson | BizTimes | October 6, 2017
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced today that it has completed an $8 million challenge from former Kohl’s Corp. executive and board member John Herma and his wife Susan to benefit the hospital’s Herma Heart Center.
Allina Health River Falls Clinic welcomes hundreds of residents during ribbon-cutting ceremony
By: River Falls Journal Newsroom | River Falls Journal | October 4, 2017
The Allina Health River Falls clinic welcomed an estimated 425 residents, city officials and staff during a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event Sept. 23.
Groundbreaking for ProHealth Care heart and vascular center
By: Hannah Weikel – Freeman Staff | Greater Milwaukee Today | October 3, 2017
WAUKESHA — Construction will begin soon for ProHealth Care’s new heart and vascular center on the Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus.