CMS Update

This session will discuss recent updates to CMS regulations and interpretative guidelines including the new interpretative guidelines for Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement, evidence-based practices in managing obstetric emergencies, CMS expectations for maternal obstetric emergencies, COVID-19 vaccination changes and implementation of new patient rights in the condition of participation for CAH.


DEI in Healthcare Certificate Program

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate program is designed to equip leaders, staff, nurses, clinicians, and physicians with knowledge, strategies to interpersonally grow and meet the demands of today’s healthcare environment. Badge earners who participate in this interactive certificate program will develop the ability to be a more inclusive leader. 

  • Learners participate in a peer development environment with scenario-based learnings and summary evaluations
  • Industry perspectives shared from leading healthcare organizations
  • Participants complete 6 training hours in a live virtual conference event or self-study virtual recap sessions for a total of 6 training hours.
  • Course is Patient Experience Continuing Education Credit Certified (PXE)
  • Participants retain access to a customized learning portal to support continued application and sustainability 



Preparing your Chargemaster for 2024: Self-study Modules

The Zoom Modules Series will consist of 8-10 modules (depending upon the number and extent of changes effective 1/1/2024) by clinical department (or grouped such as Cardiology, Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology, as an example).
Each paid WHA registrant will receive:

  1. *Memo of the 2024 CDM Updates effective January 1, 2024;
  2. *Link to download the clinical/department presentations;
  3. *Zoom Modules to access and download the recordings that sync with the presentations;
  4. AAPC CEU (2 hours); and,
  5. *Updated master presentation, if any significant changes or updates


CMS Overhauls Hospital Price Transparency Rule

Key Takeaways and Action Steps

Hall, Render, Killian, Health & Lyman, P.C., in partnership with the Wisconsin Hospital Association, announce this timely and relevant education.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized significant updates to the Hospital Price Transparency regulation for the first time since the rule took effect on January 1, 2021. The changes include a new requirement that all hospital machine-readable files must now comply with a CMS template, a new estimated allowed amount requirement, website posting requirements, a mandatory compliance statement and monitoring and enforcement updates. Some of the changes take effect as soon as January 1, 2024, with others taking effect on July 1, 2024, and January 1, 2025.

The changes affect nearly every hospital in the country and necessitate updates, modifications, and in some cases complete overhauls, to existing hospital price transparency files. Join Hall Render attorneys Ben Fee and Lori Wink for this 30-minute webinar as they discuss the new requirements and actions providers should take now.



Supporting Local, Regional and Statewide Partnerships to Grow Wisconsin’s Health Care Workforce Pipeline

Session 3: Mapping Success – DPI Regional Patient Care Pathways

Join WHA and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to learn how Career Pathways help guide students to achieve fulfilling employment in high-skill, in-demand career pathway sectors, including health care, and how hospitals and health systems can support and benefit from involvement in Regional Patient Care pathways.  Christina Patrin, Education Consultant DPI Career and Technical Education Team and Beth Kaminiski, State Director of Regional Career Pathways will describe Wisconsin requirements for student career plan development, how the Patient Care Pathway was developed, the current status of regional implementation, and the benefits and challenges of rolling out these pathways across the state.
Participants will come away with an understanding of how to partner their local schools to help meet these challenges and best support students’ interest in a health care career pathway. 


2024 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 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), are proud to announce the 2nd annual WHA Health Care Leadership Academy.

To access the 2024 brochure, please click here.


2024 Physician Leadership Development Conference

Physician leaders must represent both clinical and management interests. They must problem solve, lead their clinical colleagues and manage needed change in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
The annual WHA Physician Leadership Development Conference is an opportunity for Wisconsin hospitals and health systems to offer their physicians CME-qualifying education focused on developing their leadership skills.