July 15, 2016
Volume 60, Issue 28


Opioid Treatment Program in Green Bay Shows the Importance of Collaboration

“It doesn’t start with Heroin.” That was the name of a community summit held in Green Bay in late 2014 to educate community leaders, parents and others about the opioid epidemic in Green Bay. Little did organizers know that this summit would lead to a unique, collaborative program to address this very issue.

One of those attending the summit was Paul Pritchard, MD, vice president and chief quality officer for Prevea Health. He had been discussing this issue with the Green Bay police chief and thus was invited to this event. He was so moved by the parents’ stories of tragedy and loss he decided to take action.

As a result, Prevea behavioral care leaders reached out to law enforcement, the district attorney’s office, probation and parole, and others to gauge willingness to collaborate on a diversion program to provide treatment instead of incarceration to non-violent offenders. Through this, the TIP program was born—Treatment, Intervention and Prevention services. During 2015, this group met regularly to design the program. 

The mission of the TIP program is “to provide a collaborative community response to the needs of incarcerated community members struggling with addictions. The goal is to provide services as quickly as possible after the entry into the criminal justice system, and prior to conviction, to interrupt the cycle of addiction and criminal behavior that support these addictions. The goal is to ultimately transform these offenders into positive, contributing members of our community.”

The group decided to go forward with an abundance of caution in order to learn how to best put the pieces together. Thus, the first person was not admitted to the program until late 2015, and a second one shortly thereafter. It became clear that while all the processes seemed clear, there were barriers that, if removed, could help participants be successful.

In the continuing tradition of the Prevea/HSHS partnership, HSHS Green Bay (St. Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospitals) stepped up to assist because of the commitment to community benefit. It was clear that a local resource, the Jackie Nitchke Center, could play an important part by providing residential care and intensive outpatient treatment—but the barrier was that many potential participants do not have the financial resources to pay for this care. HSHS provided funds for ten scholarships to be provided over the next year to assist participants in the TIP program. 

Another observation was if participants were able to receive the first dose of Vivitrol while still in jail rather than after being released, their odds of a successful transition would increase. However, Medicaid benefits are suspended while a person is in custody, and many of the potential participants do not have private insurance. Thanks to the intervention by a government relations leader from another Wisconsin health system, HSHS made contact with the manufacturer, who agreed to donate the first dose for this program. HSHS then agreed to help cover the cost of the necessary assessments for those patients unable to pay.

This unique partnership is now poised to help care for this vulnerable population. The list of those collaborating is impressive: the Brown County District Attorney’s Office, Brown County Human Services, the State Public Defender’s Office, Brown County law enforcement, probation and parole, Prevea Health and HSHS Hospitals, Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin and the Jackie Nitschke Center. Says Dr. Pritchard, “There were a lot of people involved with this. I want to make sure everyone knows this was a team effort.“

Consistent with the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA) Health Care Leaders Opioid initiative, this unique community-based approach addresses the role mental health often plays in the criminal justice system and opioid abuse.

“This is just one of many ways Wisconsin hospitals have taken part in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic in their communities,” according to WHA immediate past board chair and WHA opioid initiative champion Therese Pandl, president/CEO, Eastern Wisconsin Division, Hospital Sisters Health System. 

“I am especially proud of the efforts HSHS with Prevea are leading in this important work, and also recognize that this work was a partnership. Together as a network of dedicated and concerned hospitals and systems, we can do so much more than any one individual hospital.”

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Guest Column: Advocacy Is Our Obligation 
By Charisse Oland, CEO, Rusk County Memorial Hospital, Ladysmith 

In late June, I traveled with the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) and several other rural health care leaders to Washington, DC for a rural hospital forum and Day on Capitol Hill. It was my first trip to Washington, DC as a hospital and health care “citizen lobbyist,” and I was truly honored to join some of my more veteran advocate colleagues, led by the WHA staff. Together, as health care executives from across the state, we were able to discuss important pieces of legislation from each of our unique perspectives but all aligned with the same goal in mind—better health care policy for Wisconsin. This is why I personally place a high priority on, and make time to engage in, advocacy. As health care leaders, we have an obligation to make sure our elected officials understand how their decisions impact the care we deliver to our patients every day. 

Equally valuable on this trip was the opportunity to become better acquainted with some of my rural health care colleagues from across the state. Our networking and collaboration during our brief but impactful trip only added benefit. I have also experienced this at WHA’s Advocacy Day in Madison and in my role on the WHA Board of Directors. We all come together to do what is best to strengthen Wisconsin’s high-value, high-quality health care system and move forward together. Our advocacy engagement is foundational for us to be successful in this respect and another reason why I strongly believe health care leaders need to be active and engaged. 

As health care executives who work in the trenches every day, when we meet with legislators in Washington, DC or Madison, host them at our hospitals and communicate with them throughout the year, we are uniquely positioned to articulate how legislation impacts our patients and to highlight the unintended consequences that occur when broad-brush policies are put into place without fully understanding how health care is delivered in Wisconsin.

Without our factual stories presented, the adverse effects of certain policies might never be known or understood by state legislators, the Governor, Members of Congress, and other elected officials and policymakers. I believe advocacy results in Wisconsin’s elected officials understanding these impacts and then taking action on the serious matters we discuss. 

Finally, whether as a first time advocate in DC, or when spending time with my state elected officials, I am always impressed by the extraordinary advocacy preparation and knowledge of the political process by WHA leaders. We are fortunate to have such an impact in both Madison and Washington, DC. This starts with an individual commitment to engage and participate that is enabled by our exceptional advocacy organization, WHA. 

I strongly encourage my hospital and health system colleagues from across the state, including our physicians, trustees and other health care professionals from our organizations, to engage in the important role of being an advocate for Wisconsin hospitals and health systems. If you have never participated in a trip to Washington, DC, come to Madison for events like WHA’s Advocacy Day, or hosted a meeting with the Governor, Lt. Governor or your local legislators to educate them about the issues that impact your hospital every day, you are truly missing a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference. 

Again, please get involved in this rewarding work—you won’t regret it. 

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Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC & Conduit, Part of WHA’s Integrated Approach to Advocacy 
$169,000 raised to date, contributor list below

To date, the 2016 Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC & Conduit campaign has raised $169,000 from 182 contributors, putting the campaign at 56 percent of its $300,000 goal for this year. (See a list of the 2016 contributors below.) In this pivotal election year, remember that elections matter and participation is important. 

Supporting candidates through contributions to the Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC and Conduit are one element of the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s integrated approach to advocacy, which also includes directly lobbying elected officials and working to engage hospital constituents with their elected officials through WHA’s HEAT grassroots program. 

Supporting candidates who value the important role Wisconsin’s high-quality hospitals and health systems play is essential. Better candidates lead to better legislators who will craft better laws. What were some examples of past positive public policy successes due to the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s integrated advocacy approach? 

Through your help, contributions can help support candidates running for office—Democrats and Republicans—who understand the important role of Wisconsin’s hospitals and health care systems. 

Help continue the success story by making your contribution today. With the primaries right around the corner on August 9, you won’t want to delay. Take a look at the list of contributors below and make sure to add your name to the list. Contribute online at www.whconduit.com or by contacting Jenny Boese at 608-268-1816 or jboese@wha.org or Nora Statsick at 608-239-4535 or nstatsick@wha.org


Contributors ranging from $1 to $499  
Arnett, Eugene Aurora Health Care
Baenen, Sharla Bellin Psychiatric Center
Bayer, Tom HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
Boese, June Wheaton Franciscan - All Saints
Braddock, Jonathan ISG Advisors, LLC
Carlson, Peter Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
Clementi, Bridget Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Collins, Sherry Wisconsin Hospital Association
Coopman, Dianne SSM - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Danner, Forrest Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Davis, Brett Aspirus, Inc.
Donnelly, Margaret Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Dux, Larry Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital campus
Evenson, Rock Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Ewald, Sandra Aurora Health Care
Ferrigno, Sandra SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Garibaldi, Isabelle Watertown Regional Medical Center
Grabow, Peter Mayo Clinic Health System -Franciscan Healthcare LaCrosse
Grasmick, Michael Wisconsin Hospital Association
Groskreutz, Kevin HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
Gustafson, Andy SSM Healthcare of Wisconsin
Gustafson, Sara UW Hospitals and Clinics
Halida, Cheryl HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
Hamilton, Mark UW Hospitals and Clinics
Harrington, Kathleen Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire
Jamerson, Barbara ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
Kaiser, Ann HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
Kantos, Craig ThedaCare Medical Center - Waupaca
Kelsey Foley, Kathy Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Kirsch, Jennifer Gundersen Health System
Klay, Chris HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
Kruse, Joe Mayo Clinic Health System -Franciscan Healthcare LaCrosse
Lynch, Sue Mayo Clinic Health System -Franciscan Healthcare LaCrosse
Marquardt, Amy Hospital Sisters Health System
Maurer, Mary Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
McArdle, PeggyAnn Agnesian HealthCare
McElligott, Marilyn Gundersen Health System
McMeans, Scott Aurora BayCare Medical Center - Green Bay
Meicher, John SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Nevers, Rick Aspirus, Inc.
Nicklaus, Todd Aspirus, Inc.
Ose, Peggy Aspirus Riverview Hospital
Pearson, Jane SSM - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Peirick, Marcie Watertown Regional Medical Center
Pempek, Kalynn Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Prise, Eric Tomah Memorial Hospital
Rauber, Jill Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Revnew, Dorothy ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
Richman, Tim Affinity Health - Calumet Medical Center
Risley-Gray, Ruth Aspirus, Inc.
Schaetzl, Ron SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Selle, Ginger SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Stapelfeldt, Kimberly Aurora Medical Center - Washington County
Statsick, Nora Wisconsin Hospital Association
Statz, Darrell Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Stelzer, Jason SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Stich, Dan Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Swanson, Kaitlin HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division
Thornton, Eric SSM - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Walker, Troy SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Wetenkamp, Vicki Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Whitinger, Margaret Agnesian HealthCare
Wysocki, Scott SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Contributors ranging from $500 to $999  
Bagnall, Andrew HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
Behl, Kevin Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee
Breen, Melissa Marshfield Clinic
Brenny, Terrence Stoughton Hospital Association
Connors, Lawrence HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center
Cottrell, Michael HSHS
DeGroot, Dan HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
Dexter, Donn Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire
Doeringsfeld, Jean WHA Information Center
Edwards, Gordon Marshfield Clinic
Ericson, Allen Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Fitzgerald, Moira
Hartberg, David Gundersen - Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics
Heaney, Dwight Fort HealthCare
Jensema, Christine HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division
King, Steve SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Lange, George Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee
Larson, Margaret Affinity Health - Mercy Medical Center
McCawley, Thomas Beloit Health System
McNally, Maureen Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Miller, Brent Marshfield Clinic
Mulder, Doris Beloit Health System
Myers, Karen Stoughton Hospital Association
Nelson, James Fort HealthCare
O'Farrell, Rick Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Oland, Charisse Rusk County Memorial Hospital
O'Keefe, James Mile Bluff Medical Center
Peterson, Douglas Chippewa Valley Hospital
Reardon, Brian Hospital Sisters Health System
Roesler, Bruce The Richland Hospital
Rohrbach, Dan Southwest Health Center
Roundy, Ann Columbus Community Hospital
Rude, Nels The Kammer Group
Rutkowski, Jennifer Grant Regional Health Center
Schmitz, Bonnie Agnesian HealthCare
Selberg, Heidi HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division
Shabino, Charles Wisconsin Hospital Association
Stuart, Philip Tomah Memorial Hospital
Theiler, Brian Gundersen Tri-County Hospital & Clinics
Thurmer, DeAnn Agnesian - Waupun Memorial Hospital
VanCourt, Bernie Aurora - Bay Area Medical Center
Van Meeteren, Bob Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Wessels, Bill Aspirus, Inc.
Wolf, Edward Lakeview Medical Center
Worrick, Gerald Ministry - Door County Medical Center
Contributors ranging from $1,000 to $1,499  
Anderson, Sandy Ministry Health Care
Brenton, Andrew Wisconsin Hospital Association
Brussow, Julie Marshfield Clinic
Dietsche, James Bellin Hospital
Graebner, David Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
Hafeman, Paula HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
Hanus, Andrew Aurora Health Care
Jacobson, Terry St. Mary's Hospital of Superior
Jelle, Laura SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Just, Lisa Aurora Health Care - South Region
Keddington, Richard Watertown Regional Medical Center
Lindberg, Steve Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar
Miller, Kim Beaver Dam Community Hospital
Pollard, Dennis Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital campus
Punzenberger, Lindsay Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Rai, Ashok Prevea Health/Hospital Sisters Health System
Rush, Steven Wisconsin Hospital Association
Sanders, Robert Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Schafer, Michael Spooner Health System
Swanson, Kerry SSM - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Teigen, Seth SSM Health Care of Wisconsin
White-Jacobs, Mary Beth Black River Memorial Hospital
Contributors ranging from $1,500 to $1,999 Gold Club
Bard, Jeffrey Aurora Medical Center - Oshkosh
Bloch, Jodi Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Clapp, Nicole Grant Regional Health Center
Coffman, Joan HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
Court, Kelly Wisconsin Hospital Association
Frank, Jennifer Wisconsin Hospital Association
Grasmick, Mary Kay Wisconsin Hospital Association
Gullingsrud, Tim Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home
Heywood, Matthew Aspirus, Inc.
Levin, Jeremy Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Lewis, Gordon Burnett Medical Center
McKevett, Timothy Beloit Health System
Roller, Rachel Aurora Health Care
Russell, John Columbus Community Hospital
Sanders, Michael Monroe Clinic
Sheehan, John UW Health American Center
Schulze, Connie Ministry Health Care
Contributors ranging from $2,000 to $2,999 Gold Club
Alig, Joanne Wisconsin Hospital Association
Boese, Jennifer Wisconsin Hospital Association
Duncan, Robert Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Herzog, Mark Holy Family Memorial Hospital
Hilt, Monica Ministry Health Care/St. Elizabeth Hospital
Kachelski, Joe Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network
Lappin, Michael Aurora Health Care
Leitch, Laura Wisconsin Hospital Association
Natzke, Ryan Marshfield Clinic
Potter, Brian Wisconsin Hospital Association
Sexton, William Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center
Stanford, Matthew Wisconsin Hospital Association
Starmann-Harrison, Mary Hospital Sisters Health System
Steines, Sara Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Turney, Susan Marshfield Clinic
Wallace, Michael Fort HealthCare
Contributors ranging from $3,000 to $4,999 Platinum Club
Boatwright, Damond SSM Health Care of Wisconsin
Jacobson, Catherine Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Mettner, Michelle Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Meyer, Daniel Aurora BayCare Medical Center 
Neufelder, Daniel Ministry Health Care
Normington, Jeremy Affinity Health - Mercy Medical Center
O'Brien, Kyle Wisconsin Hospital Association
Pandl, Therese HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division
Standridge, Debra Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Turkal, Nick Aurora Health Care
Contributors ranging from $5,000 to $9,999 Leaders Circle
Borgerding, Eric & Dana Wisconsin Hospital Association
Brenton, Stephen Wisconsin Hospital Association
Kerwin, George Bellin Hospital
Size, Tim Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Troy, Peggy Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
$10,000+ Contributors Leaders Circle
Tyre, Scott Capitol Navigators, Inc


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Save the Date: Healthy Hospitals & Clinics Forum

What Health Looks Like: Policy, Practice, and Community Connections
September 30, 2016 | Sheraton Hotel, Madison
More details to follow

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CMS’ FY 2017 OPPS Rule Contains Proposals for Meaningful Use Flexibility

As reported in last week’s Valued Voice, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the FY 2017 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule on July 6, 2016.

The wide-ranging rule contains several proposals that, if finalized, would make changes to the reporting requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. These proposed changes could create some flexibility for hospitals and physicians seeking to attest to meaningful use and thereby avoid escalating Medicare reimbursement penalties:

As a reason for these proposed changes, CMS says that “numerous hospital associations and health systems” have expressed concern with the current requirements of the EHR Incentive Program. Last year, WHA, AHA and others submitted comment letters to CMS that argued for shorter EHR reporting periods and smaller measure thresholds and described how many of the Stage 3 meaningful use measures were neither experienced-based nor able to be supported by mature certification standards.

WHA continues to review the entire proposed rule and will submit comments to CMS by the comment deadline of September 6, 2016. Review the proposed FY 2017 OPPS rule at: 

For general information regarding the FY 2017 OPPS rule, contact Jenny Boese, WHA vice president, federal affairs and advocacy, at jboese@wha.org or 608-274-1820. For specific information regarding the meaningful use provisions of the rule, contact Andrew Brenton, WHA assistant general counsel, at abrenton@wha.org or 608-274-1820.

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Variety of Legal and Regulatory Hot Topics Focus of Webinar Series

WHA has launched a monthly WHA Member Forum webinar series focused on current legal and regulatory hot topics. There is no fee for these webinars, which are intended for WHA hospital and corporate members as a member benefit, but pre-registration is required. The series includes a range of topics, each presented by a representative of a WHA corporate member law firm. 

Some of the upcoming sessions include:

Registration is now open for all of these sessions, as well as topic descriptions of these and more, at https://events.SignUp4.net/16LegalSeries

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Final Chance to Register for July 19 Webinar: DOL Overtime Rule

On July 19, WHA is offering a webinar focused on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating the exemption of white collar employees from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule goes into effect December 1, 2016.

This webinar, “Examining the DOL’s Final White Collar Exemption Regulations,” is part of WHA’s series on legal and regulatory hot topics, and will be presented by Tom O’Day of Godfrey & Kahn, s.c., a WHA corporate member. O’Day will walk health care employers through the final rule, provide insight on the short-term and long-term effects of the new provisions, and discuss strategies for compliance.

Registration is now open at https://events.SignUp4.net/16LegalSeries. There is no fee for this webinar, but pre-registration is required. The series is intended for WHA hospital and corporate members as a member benefit. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org or 608-274-1820.

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Hospital Foundation Workshop Focuses on Engaging Donors, Board Members
Register today for August 16 event

Deeper engagement of donors and increased support from Foundation Board members is the focus of the annual hospital foundation workshop offered on August 16 by the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative.

“Prescription for Success: A Workshop for Hospital Foundations” is scheduled for August 16, and hospital foundation directors and board members are encouraged to attend this popular annual event. This year’s workshop will be led by Lori L. Jacobwith, nationally-known communication and fundraising strategist. Jacobwith, who is back by popular demand, will lead two interactive sessions, sharing tools and techniques to cause donors to take action and increase their support to your organization, as well as creating an environment where your board supports your fundraising efforts and increases its engagement. This year’s program will also include dedicated time for attendees to network with fellow hospital foundation leaders and board members, sharing successes, best practices and challenges.

The workshop for hospital foundations will be held Tuesday, August 16, at Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The day’s agenda and online registration are available at https://events.SignUp4.net/Foundation16.

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Patient Safety Innovations Expert Pat Quigley to Lead Session on Falls and Injury Prevention
Register today for August 17 Workshop

On August 17, WHA is offering a one-day workshop for quality leaders/staff and nursing leaders focused on fall and injury prevention, shifts in regulatory guidelines and best practice approaches to fall risk and injury reduction. “Re-Energizing Fall and Injury Prevention Practices” is scheduled August 17 in Wisconsin Dells, and will be led by national fall and injury prevention expert Patricia Quigley, PhD. Registration is open at https://events.SignUp4.net/FallsInjuryPrevent0817.

Hospital staff are encouraged to attend as a team, as attendees will engage in group commitment discussions of changes that can be made quickly and those requiring added infrastructure and capacity. In addition, post-acute providers who partner with hospitals, including staff from assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and home health providers should consider attending this important event.

There is a minimal registration fee to attend this workshop, thanks to funding provided by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. For questions about the workshop’s content, contact Beth Dibbert at bdibbert@wha.org or at 608-274-1820. Registration questions can be directed to Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org.

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ISG Advisors: Engaging Retirement Plan Participants

Employee engagement is important to ensuring the success of any retirement program. But how do you encourage employees to plan and save?

To start, it’s important to understand how employees make decisions. Lincoln Financial Group’s Participant Engagement Study found four decision-making styles based on 1) the time participants need in order to make a decision in the plan, 2) whether and how participants involve a financial professional, and 3) what participants say influences their decision.

When you understand how employees make decisions, you can create an engagement strategy that motivates employees to take action.  Employees have mixed emotions about retirement, which affects how individuals engage with their retirement plans and how they make retirement-related decisions. Employers, in partnership with their retirement plan service provider, should use what they know about their particular employee population to develop a strategy that reaches out and engages all their employees.

About ISG Advisors
As WHA’s Premier Partner, ISG Advisors goes above and beyond to help hospitals balance employee needs with the cost of employee benefits. Through strategic planning, professional services, and technology based solutions, ISG can help reduce benefit costs, increase efficiency, and improve employee satisfaction—bringing your employee benefits program to new heights in quality and performance. Securities & Investment Advisory Services offered through VSR Financial Services, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser and Member FINRA and SIPC. ISG Advisors is not owned or controlled by VSR Financial Services, Inc. Learn more at www.isg-advisors.com/wha.html.

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DHS Hosting Webinar on Public Health Reporting for EHR Meaningful Use Program
Focus on options for Eligible Professionals to meet modified Stage 2 reporting requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s (DHS) Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will host an information session on the public health requirements for the Medicaid EHR Incentive program Friday, July 22, from 10:00-11:30am. 

The objective of this webinar is to discuss the Public Health Reporting Objective for Eligible Professionals in Program Years 2015-2017 and to share new Attestation Guidance documents, located on the DHS Reporting Guidance webpage

To join the DHS webinar, click on Join Skype Meeting or call in at 866-715-6499 using conference ID 6513401866. After the session, a recording of the webinar and a PDF of the presentation will be posted to the DHS Resources page

If you have questions about the webinar, email DHSeHealth@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

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