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NorthStar closes $100 million in financing

NorthStar Medical Technologies, a company aiming to produce a key ingredient used in medical imaging, recently closed $100 million in financing, according to a Tuesday statement.
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GOP bills target abortion

Republican lawmakers have recently introduced a series of abortion-related proposals, including a bill they said would clarify state law around doctors providing care to babies that are born after an attempted abortion.
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Northwestern Mutual invests in health startup

Northwestern Mutual is investing up to $85,000 in an artificial intelligence startup working in the medical records space, according to a Tuesday statement.
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BadgerCare Plus enrollment continues slow growth

The number of childless adults in BadgerCare Plus continued to inch upward in March, according to data released by the Department of Health Services.
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Palm makes case for Medicaid expansion

Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm says Gov. Tony Evers' administration is committed to expanding Medicaid, even as Republican lawmakers express skepticism and opposition to the plan.
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Aspirus named 15 top health system for 2nd straight year

WAUSAU, Wis. – Aspirus has been named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson HealthTM. The award spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available...

Insurance

Lawmakers look to revise step therapy bill

Lawmakers have offered a revision to a bill allowing patients to bypass insurance policies requiring them to try cheaper drugs before moving on to more expensive ones. An association representing insurers said at a public hearing Wednesday they won’t oppose the plan due to the changes.
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Wisconsin leaves ACA lawsuit

Wisconsin is no longer part of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, an appeals court said Tuesday.
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Wisconsin hospitals target sepsis mortality rates in quality work

Wisconsin hospitals have made strides in cutting the death rate from extreme reactions to infections, according to a Tuesday Wisconsin Hospital Association report detailing members' quality improvement efforts.
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Bill would allow pharmacists to immunize young children

Lawmakers are considering legislation allowing properly trained pharmacists to immunize patients younger than six who have a prescription for a vaccine.
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Versiti gets $7.4 million grant

Versiti Blood Research Institute in Wauwatosa is getting a $7.4 million, seven-year federal grant to participate in a research program to protect the nation's blood supply.
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American Family Insurance provides $20 million for UW data science work

American Family Insurance is providing the University of Wisconsin with $20 million to support data science initiatives that could support research in genetics, drug development and other fields, according to a statement.
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Kohl’s forges partnership with two national nonprofits

Kohl’s announced Wednesday that it would donate $5 million to two national nonprofits to help improve the physical and emotional health of children and families.
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