November 15, 2016 


Wisconsin hospitals, physicians weigh in on Trump repealing Obamacare

By: Rich Kirchen | Milwaukee Business Journal | November 10, 2016

Southeast Wisconsin health care systems including the largest, Aurora Health Care, have thrived financially under the Affordable Care Act, so where do they stand on President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to repeal Obamacare?

Obamacare is doomed. Now what?

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 13, 2016

After surviving two challenges that reached the U.S. Supreme Court and more than six years of unrelenting controversy, the Affordable Care Act in its current form is doomed.

Health care groups ask Walker to consider impact of self-insurance

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | November 14, 2016

The Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Wisconsin Medical Society and a dozen other health care stakeholder groups on Monday asked Gov. Scott Walker to consider how self-insuring state workers could impact the state's health care market and economy.

Many employers see health insurance increases of 5% to 10%

By: Rich Kirchen | Milwaukee Business Journal | November 9, 2016

Despite the controversy in recent weeks on the 25 percent average rate increase for the Affordable Care Act exchange plans covering individuals, the much bigger news for southeast Wisconsin employers is rate increases of 5 percent to 10 percent in the group market.

How Population Health in Med School Preps Docs for Value-Based Care

By: Jennifer Bresnick | HealthIT Analytics | November 7, 2016

The University of Wisconsin is making a concerted effort to prepare its medical school graduates with the population health management skills required to succeed with value-based care.


Trump healthcare agenda: How hospitals can prepare

By: Ilene MacDonald | FierceHealthcare | November 10, 2016

Although no one has a complete picture of what the healthcare industry will look like under the Trump administration in 2017, it’s clear that hospitals and healthcare systems must prepare for changes ahead for the Affordable Care Act, price transparency, Medicaid expansion and perhaps their continued participation in Medicare accountable care organizations.

Day One And Beyond: What Trump’s Election Means For The ACA

By: Timothy Jost | Health Affairs Blog | November 9, 2016

On November 8, 2016, in a stunning upset, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. The Republican Party, under whose banner he run, retained control over both the House and Senate.

At the Frontline of the Opioid Epidemic, but Unable to Help

By: Helen Ouyang, M.D. | The New York Times | November 10, 2016

I’ve gotten rather good lately at restricting how many painkiller prescriptions I give out in the emergency room where I work. New York State now requires that all prescriptions be filled electronically with a monitoring program targeting narcotics.

A Sense of Whiplash About the Affordable Care Act

By: Reed Abelson | The New York Times | November 11, 2016

More than 100,000 Americans rushed to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, the biggest turnout yet during this year’s sign-up period, the day after the election of Donald J. Trump, who has promised to repeal the law.

Trump picks healthcare transition leader

By: Susan Morse | Healthcare IT News | November 11, 2016

Andrew Bremberg, an advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Health and Human Services employee, will lead workflow, policy and personnel for the transition team.


Door County Medical Center Officially Transitions from Ascension Ministry Health Care

By: Door County Pulse | November 9, 2016

On Nov. 1, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) announced the beginning of DCMC’s official transition from its affiliation with Ascension Ministry Health Care to its partnership with HSHS.

Froedtert Hospital wins Consumer Choice Award   

By: Staff | Wauwatosa Now | November 8, 2016

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital has earned the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation for the 12th consecutive year.