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Friday, August 30, 2019
Democratic Legislators Introduce Medicaid Expansion Bill »
Erik Kanter, Hoven Consulting   Earlier this month, Senator Jon Erpenbach (D – West Point) and Represent...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Legislation Introduced to Raise MA Rates and Allow for Telehealth »
Erik Kanter, Hoven Consulting   In August, two separate pieces of legislation were introduced in the Wis...
Monday, August 26, 2019
Wisconsin Received Approval of EVV Good Faith Effort Exemption Request »
On August 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted Wisconsin’s Department of Health Servic...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
EVV Update »
The Department of Health Service held an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Forum in July.  Most of the information...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Joint Committee on Finance Member Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection »
Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R – Neenah) announced this month he will not be seeking reelection in 2020. Rohrkaste has s...
Monday, July 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHN Hospital CEO Roundtable »
The annual Wisconsin Health News CEO Roundtable is August 14 in Madison. A panel of the state’s leading health system and...
Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Heifetz to resign as Medicaid director »
December 11, Wisconsin Health News Gov. Scott Walker tapped Heather Smith, his deputy chief of staff for budget, l...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walker approves community EMS bill »
November 28, Wisconsin Health News   Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill Monday that creates standards a...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
JFC Co-Chair Nygren to headline June 5 Newsmaker Event »
Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, and Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, the influential co-chairs of the Joint Finance Com...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Wisconsin Health News Conference »
Get the full story on the twists and turns of federal health reform and what it means for Wisconsin at this year's Wiscons...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Wisconsin Health News Conference »
While Republicans may have walked away from the American Health Care Act, the healthcare debate is certain to continue. Wi...
Friday, April 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WCN Releases 2016 Wisconsin RN Survey Report »
The Wisconsin Center for Nursing released the most recent RN Survey Report, summarizing key workforce statistics of over 8...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Committee Approves Rural Broadband Bill »
The Senate Committee on Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues approved a  bill Thursday that would increa...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
April 4 WHN Event: Coordinating Care Coordination »
Buoyed by the promise of better care and lower costs, health organizations are increasingly flocking to care coordination...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Proposed Updates to DHS133 »
On April 12, 2012, 2011 Wisconsin Act 161 went into effect, amending the definition of home health services found in s. 50...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register now for March 21 Newsmaker Event with DHS Sec. Linda Seemeyer »
Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer will outline Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget and discuss depar...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
March 7 Panel: The rise of prescription drug costs: What to do? »
Increasing prescription drug costs have caught the attention of the President and the public. What's behind the rapid rise...
Friday, February 10, 2017
Governor's Budget Released »
Governor Walker released his 2017-19 biennial budget bill this week to a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature.  ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sanfelippo to Chair Assembly Health Committee »
Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, will continue to chair the Assembly Committee on Health next session, according to a We...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health groups band together on self insurance, send letter to Walker »
Healthcare organizations called on Gov. Scott Walker's administration and lawmakers to consider the impact that self-fundi...
Monday, November 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant expands telemedicine program at Ministry Health Care »
Wisconsin Health News A federal grant will help Ministry Health Care expand its telemedicine program to clinics acros...
Monday, October 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS to get new assistant deputy secretary »
Wisconsin Health News Jennifer Malcore will serve as the next assistant deputy secretary at the Department of Health...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feingold, Johnson clash over health reform »
Wisconsin Health News   Contenders for the U.S. Senate clashed over the federal health reform law Tuesday nig...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS proposes SeniorCare changes »
Wisconsin Health News Under a new state law, the Department of Health Services has submitted a plan that would cut t...
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Professional Homecare Providers Prevail: Court Protects Medicaid Providers »
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the Waukesha County Circuit Court issued a written decision indicating that the Wisconsin...
Monday, October 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Town Hall Meetings’ will highlight details on new Association Health Plan »
Six “Town Hall Meetings” are scheduled during the next two weeks to provide Wisconsin Medical Society members and their he...
Monday, October 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interstate compact licensure expected to go live in January »
Wisconsin Health News The chair of the state's Medical Examining Board said last week that he expects doctors should...
Monday, October 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register now for Oct. 18 Insurance CEO Roundtable »
Join us for one of our most anticipated events of the year. Insurance leaders will discuss their industry's most pressing...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Johnson calls for passage of Right To Try legislation »
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., called on congressional lawmakers to back his proposal allowing terminally ill patients to...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS names new Medicaid director »
The Department of Health Services has selected Michael Heifetz, the state's budget director, to take over for Medicaid Dir...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS requests $452 million increase for Medicaid in 2017-'19 biennium »
Wisconsin Health News The Department of Health Services is requesting an increase of $452 million in general purpose...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Timberlake set to join Michael Best Strategies »
Wisconsin Health News Karen Timberlake, director of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, is joini...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS provides advisory council with updates on long-term care initiatives »
Wisconsin Health News  Recently appointed Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer told members o...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant expanding Music & Memory honors Rhoades »
A new grant named in honor of former Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades will expand a program she champ...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walker appoints Seemeyer to lead DHS »
Wisconsin Health News Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday appointed Linda Seemeyer to serve as secretary of the Departm...

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