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Former deputy Medicaid director tapped to lead program

Jim Jones, a former deputy Medicaid director, has been tapped to lead the state’s program, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health Services confirmed.
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Evers to propose medical marijuana legalization in the budget

Gov. Tony Evers said Monday his budget will include proposals to legalize medical marijuana and align Wisconsin's laws on cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, with federal regulations.
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Baldwin backs Medicaid buy-in

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., said Friday she's signed onto a proposal allowing people to buy into Medicaid, the second bill she backed last week expanding coverage through a public insurance program.
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DOJ awards drug trafficking grants

More money will head to 48 counties to fight drug trafficking, the state's Department of Justice announced Thursday. The grants come from legislation targeting the state's opioid epidemic.
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Raymond talks physician shortages, health disparities

The Medical College of Wisconsin's two regional campuses in Wausau and Green Bay are showing promising results, CEO Dr. John Raymond said this week.
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Doctor groups concerned about recent DOJ letters

Two groups representing Wisconsin doctors warned Thursday that recent federal Department of Justice letters to providers about opioid prescribing could make it harder for some patients to get care.
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Nordic goes international

Nordic, a Madison-based health technology consulting firm, has expanded into the international consulting market with its recent acquisition of a Canadian company, according to a recent statement.
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Baldwin pushes for Medicare buy-in

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., introduced legislation Wednesday allowing people to buy into Medicare when they turn 50, drawing ire from hospitals and insurers.
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Monitored drugs decline 20 percent in Wisconsin during last three years

The total amount of drugs monitored by the state declined 20 percent between 2015 and 2018, with the most significant drops coinciding with state efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, according to a recent report.
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