September 12, 2017


Workers Wanted: Aging population presents double challenge in health care

By: Matthew DeFour | Wisconsin State Journal | September 11, 2017

WHA's Ann Zenk, Vice President of Workforce and Clinical Practice is quoted in this article. Wisconsin’s growing worker shortage presents a particularly difficult challenge for the health care industry, especially in rural areas and at facilities that care for the elderly and disabled.

Anthem, Inclusa to expand services for Wisconsin Medicaid recipients

By: Staff | Sun Prairie Star | September 6, 2017

Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield (Anthem) and Inclusa are collaborating on a pilot program that will expand coordination services for Medicaid members throughout Wisconsin.

Congress Seeking Bipartisan Fix For Affordable Care Act Marketplace Uncertainties

By: Shamane Mills | WPR | September 5, 2017

Now that Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have failed, members of both parties in Washington are trying to improve the law.

Wisconsin Researchers Look To Make Medicine More Individualized

By: Shamane Mills | WPR | September 7, 2017

States 2 Medical Schools And Marshfield Clinic To Participate In National Research Effort On Precision Medicine. 


Can online mental health therapy aid workers and curb costs?

By: Mark Zdechlik | MPR News | September 11, 2017

Like many health insurers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has found itself under pressure from fast-growing spending on mental health care.

State officials plead for bipartisan ObamaCare fix

By: Jessie Hellmann | The Hill | September 6, 2017

State insurance officials pleaded with senators on Wednesday to quickly act to stabilize the ObamaCare markets, calling for a multiyear extension of key payments to help fund premiums for low-income customers.

Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

By: Phil Galewitz | NPR | September 6, 2017

A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower- and middle-class families is up for renewal Sept. 30.

Smart shoppers

By: Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News | Leader-Telegram | September 10, 2017

A Calif. county reaps big savings on surgery costs by sending its workers out of town when prices are lower.

Research Shows Promise: Alzheimer's, Dementia and Aging

By: Bill Santamour | H&HN Magazine | September 9, 2017

In what they call “a major advancement,” researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that a noninvasive eye scan could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier than expensive and invasive brain scans, Sean Rossman reports in USA Today.


ProHealth Care plans second floor addition to Mukwonago facility

By: Lauren Anderson | BizTimes | September 5, 2017

ProHealth Care wants to add a second floor to part of the D.N. Greenwald Center in Mukwonago, according to plans filed with the village.

Ascension renames St. Clare's, St. Michael's hospitals in move toward unified brand

By: Staff | Wausau Daily Herald | September 6, 2017

Name and logo changes are becoming visible at hospitals and clinics owned by Ascension Medical Group in central Wisconsin.

Security Health Plan adds Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System to provider network

By: Staff | Business North | September 11, 2017

MARSHFIELD – Security Health Plan of Wisconsin today announced that Mayo Clinic, one of the nation’s leading health care organizations, has joined the insurance company’s provider network.

Rogers Memorial Hospital considering campus at Pabst Farms

By: Corrinne Hess | BizTimes | September 8, 2017

Mental health care provider Rogers Memorial Hospital is in talks with the developers of Pabst Farms to build a 31-acre campus within the mixed-use development at I-94 and Highway 67 in Oconomowoc.