July 4, 2017
Wisconsin Sees Reduction in Worker's Comp Rate for 2nd Consecutive Year
By: Staff | WorkersCompensation.com | June 28, 2017
Madison, WI (WorkersCompensation.com) - Today the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance approved an overall 8.46% rate decrease for Worker's Compensation (WC) premiums for business this year following a 3.19% decline last year. Some specific industries, like manufacturing, will see even greater decreases of 9.28%.
State health systems and other stakeholders speak out against health care bills
By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 28, 2017
Aurora Health Care, the state’s largest health system, is clear and straightforward: It opposes the House and Senate bills to replace the Affordable Care Act.
New psychiatrists come work, learn, live across central Wisconsin
By: Nora G. Hertel, USA Today Network-WI | Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | June 28, 2017
WAUSAU - A new pipeline of mental health doctors started flowing this week into central Wisconsin to help meet a dire need for psychiatrists.
Local hospitals, clinics affected by global ransomware attack
By: Staff | WBAY | June 29, 2017
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The international cyberattack that's hit 65 countries is having an effect on medical facilities here in Northeast Wisconsin.
Column: Why Wisconsin should not allow chiropractors to perform sports physicals
By: Lindsay Davis | USA Today Sports | June 29, 2017
In 2011, Wisconsin lawmakers approved a bill intended to better educate the public on the potential dangers of concussions in youth sports.
Wisconsin Better Than Most At Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes
By: Shamane Mills | WPR | June 27, 2017
Wisconsin is one of nine states spending more than half their Medicaid funds to keep older adults and people with disabilities out of nursing homes.
Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter
By: Mike Stobbe, AP | La Crosse Tribune | June 21, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.
Two in three patients can't pay off their hospital bills
By: Angelica LaVito | CNBC | June 26, 2017
More than two-thirds of patients aren't paying their entire hospital bills, and that number could increase to 95 percent by 2020, according to a study from TransUnion, a company that helps hospitals collect unpaid bills.
The New War On Sepsis
By: Anna Gorman | Kaiser Health News | June 21, 2017
Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis.
Children’s Hospital ranked among nation’s best for cardiology
By: Lauren Anderson | BizTimes | June 27, 2017
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin reclaimed its spot at No. 5 on the latest U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the best children’s hospitals for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.
UW-EC, Mayo to collaborate
By: Samantha West | Leader-Telegram | June 28, 2017
An official partnership formed between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System will pave the way for heightened research opportunities that will benefit students and the entire Chippewa Valley, officials said.