April 25, 2017


Interstate doc licensing finally takes effect to boost rural health care, cut costs

By: Mike Tighe | La Crosse Tribune | April 23, 2017

A deal that took a surprisingly long time to cut — considering how practical it is to slash red tape and improve health care in rural and underserved areas — finally is in effect, giving Coulee Region doctors a faster, cheaper track to practice across state lines.

Alert system enables multi-level communication for stroke treatment

By: Sierra Gillespie | WBAY | April 15, 2017

A new notification system is up and running in the Fox Valley, working to cut minutes of time off early stroke treatment, when time is most critical.

Employ Milwaukee to receive $150,000 health care employment grant

By: Maredithe Meyer | BizTimes | April 21, 2017

Employ Milwaukee, the county’s workforce development board, will receive $150,000 from J.P. Morgan Chase to strengthen relationships between health care employers and community-based organizations as part of the firm’s national health care workforce initiative.

Insurance Providers Worry About Future Of ACA Cost-Sharing Payments

By: Shamane Mills | WPR | April 24, 2017

As Republicans in Congress try to come up with a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and insurance companies are asking elected officials to preserve a part of the health care law known as cost-sharing reduction payments.

OP ED: Don’t Cut State Dementia Care

By: Chris Abele and Troy Streckenbach | Urban Milwaukee | April 24, 2017

About 115,000 individuals in Wisconsin age 65 and older are living with some form of clinically diagnosable dementia, and by 2040 that population is expected to grow to 240,000.

Mayo-Franciscan in La Crosse, Onalaska tapped for major cancer trial

By: Mike Tighe | La Crosse Tribune | April 21, 2017

Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare facilities in La Crosse and Onalaska are aiming to recruit 6,000 women for a nationwide clinical trial of 120,000 women to gauge whether blood tests can be developed to detect breast cancer early.


New federal safety data enables solutions to reduce infection rates

By: Elizabeth Whitman | Modern Healthcare | April 15, 2017

Wisconsin’s quality improvement is featured - New CDC initiative enables facilities to pinpoint hot spots and develop solutions.

The disabled and the elderly are facing a big problem: Not enough aides

By: Judith Graham | The Washington Post | April 23, 2017

Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults.

For doctors, a clamp down on visas could have an uneven effect in the U.S.

By: Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News | PBS Newshour | April 21, 2017

Limiting the number of foreign doctors who can get visas to practice in the United States could have a significant impact on certain hospitals and states that rely on them, according to a new study.

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration

By: Reed Abelson | The New York Times | April 18, 2017

Health insurers pressed Trump administration officials on Tuesday to continue billions of dollars in subsidies for low-income people buying plans under the federal health care law, but left with nothing that would dissipate the fog of uncertainty hanging over the industry.  


ThedaCare names new CEO

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | April 19, 2017

ThedaCare announced Wednesday that its board has selected Imran Andrabi, a physician and health care executive, as its next president and chief executive officer.

CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin speaks at law school

By: Leah Harris | Marquette Wire | April 24, 2017

Peggy Troy, the president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital’s of Wisconsin, joined “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha last Thursday.