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.
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.