October 11, 2016 


Mixed results for Medicare experiment

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 8, 2016

Health systems and physicians throughout Wisconsin and the rest of the country are proving they can lower costs while improving quality.

Employer group steers workers to select providers for CT, MRI scans

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | October 4, 2016

The Alliance, a Madison-based group of 240 employers, is steering employees to select centers for CT and MRI scans, an expansion of an effort that started two years ago by encouraging workers to get certain surgeries at designated high-quality, low-cost providers.

Oral health concerns account for more than 160,000 school absences in Wisconsin

By: Caroline Bach | WKOW-TV | October 7, 2016

MADISON (WKOW) -- Parents have a lot to focus on when it comes to their kids, from grades to activities to their overall well-being.

Report: Wisconsin Sees 70 Percent Increase In Fatal Drug Overdoses During Last Decade

By: Shamane Mills | Wisconsin Public Radio | October 5, 2016

Wisconsin has seen a surge in fatal overdoses during the last decade, and the state is catching up to other states in drug-related deaths.

UWL PA program fills local health care shortage

By: Sarah Thamer | WKBT-TV La Crosse | October 4, 2016

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Wisconsin may see a shortage of 4,000 doctors in the 20 years, which is a loss of about 25 percent.


About 2.5 million people missing out on Obamacare tax credits

By: Jayne O’Donnell | USA Today | October 4, 2016

About 2.5 million people are missing out on tax credits to lower the cost of their insurance, because they are buying health insurance plans off the federal and state health care exchanges, federal regulators said Tuesday.

Editorial: Facing facts about MNsure

By: Pioneer Press Editorial Board | Twin Cities Pioneer Press | October 9, 2016

Minnesota’s health insurance problems are at once simpler and more complicated than lawmakers’ talking points suggest this campaign season, as some Minnesotans face dramatically higher costs and fewer choices.


Gundersen snags national group's top spot for male nurses to work

By: Mike Tighe | La Crosse Tribune | October 5, 2016

Registered nurse Seth Barna recalls how serendipitously the female-male student ratio in nursing school favored him as he prepared to enter the profession 18½ years ago.

Froedtert & MCW again saluted for health care quality

By: Staff | Wauwatosa Now | October 4, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital ranked among the nation’s top performing academic medical centers, according to a study by Vizient, an alliance of United States academic medical centers and hospitals.

Ascension Wisconsin launches Weston facility projects

By: WSAW Staff | WSAW | October 4, 2016

WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) -- A spokesperson from Ascension Wisconsin says work on four separate projects will expand the services in central Wisconsin at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital and its medical clinic in Weston.

Aurora expanding ER technology

By: Kathleen Gallagher | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 5, 2016

Aurora Health Care said Wednesday it will add technology developed by Brookfield start-up EmOpti Inc. to the emergency rooms at two more of its hospitals.