Transgender Healthcare Dignity Model and Certification Program

This unique program educates health care providers and staff on how to provide the highest quality care from a dignity-first approach for transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer and intersex patients. The half-day course covers the eight-unit Dignity Model through a didactic approach and interactive lecture. 


22/23 SHIP Grant Options with WORH and WHAIC

In an effort to help our rural hospitals grow and expand their data programs, WHAIC, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, has developed a suite of web-based dashboards that includes financial, quality and other data/information for rural hospitals. The development of the Rural Health Dashboards is based on WHAIC’s discharge data, fiscal survey results and quality metrics. The dashboard supports the comparison of target hospital(s) to each other and/or to rural cohort. If you are currently, or are eligible for a SHIP grant, please join us for this informative webinar! 


Chargemaster Coding Updates and Implementation for 2022: Self-study module series

The Webex Modules Series will consist of 8-10 modules (depending upon the number and extent of changes effective 1/1/2022) by clinical department (or grouped such as Cardiology, Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology, as an example).
Each WHA registrant will receive:

  1. Memo of the 2022 CDM Updates effective January 1, 2022;
  2. Link to download the clinical/department presentations;
  3. Webex Modules to access and download the recordings that sync with the presentations;
  4. AAPC CEU (2 hours)
  5. Updated master presentation, if any significant changes or updates.


Post-Pandemic Priorities for Rural Health Systems

For the past 18-months, while rural health systems have been battling Covid-19, the health care industry has continued to evolve at an accelerating pace. Traditional health care providers must adapt to the new market realities or face increasing threats from new forms of competition. This session will highlight these threats and provide a clear plan to leverage market position while minimizing external threats.


Mega Healthcare Conference

The 2022 Mega Conference is a tremendous educational opportunity for Accounting, Billing, CEO, CFO, Clinic Office Managers, Coding, Collections, Compliance Officers, Customer Service, Directors of Patient Accounts, Patient Accounts Managers, Finance, IT Staff, Materials Managers, Privacy Officers, Registration, and many others.

It allows you to network with fellow associates, learn from industry speakers, and meet business associates from many different industries. This will be the ninth bi-annual Mega Conference.  Conferences in past years have drawn roughly 500 attendees.


Governance Megatrends: What is the Impact on Your Board?

Hospital and health system boards are facing many challenges as the world transitions from a multi-year pandemic to an endemic situation.  The health care field is experiencing instability and near-constant elements of change:  innovation in medicine and service delivery, new competitors, payor upheaval, renewed scrutiny on the social determinants of health and more.  This presentation will focus on the trends that are of greatest relevance in the 2022 board room.  Special attention will be drawn to the impact on governance, including discussion of how to best prioritize board time on the most significant issues.  Participants will leave the session with a road map to identify and address the governance megatrends of greatest impact to their own board.


WHA Health Care Leadership Academy

The health care sector has been operating through constant change for decades while navigating rapidly advancing technologies, evolving standards of care, changing patient and population demographics, cost pressures, evolving fee and reimbursement models, and complexities in the legal and regulatory environment. With the recent pandemic and significant future change on the horizon, this transformation and disruption creates a need to build resilient and capable healthcare leaders with the skills to successfully navigate the complexities and opportunities of the future of healthcare.
Hospital leaders have a particular need to understand the “business of healthcare” so that they can contribute in more meaningful ways to better patient care, cost management, and effective service delivery.
In response to this need, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, in partnership with the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED), is proud to announce the inaugural program year of the WHA Health Care Leadership Academy.