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EMS providers hopeful about second round of COVID-19 relief payments

The head of an association representing Wisconsin ambulances said emergency medical services providers are “cautiously optimistic” they’ll see more money from the state’s second round of COVID-19 provider relief payments, after some services didn’t see funding in the first round.
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Thompson: Shutting down UW campuses not on the table

Closing University of Wisconsin campuses is not on the table as COVID-19 cases mount at schools across the state, UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson told Wisconsin Health News during an exclusive interview Friday.

Prevea Health CEO: Testing main ‘weapon’ against COVID-19

Prevea Health has taken a lead role in COVID-19 testing in northeast Wisconsin. That's come at a cost for the physician group, but CEO Dr. Ashok Rai said it's necessary.
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Medicare/Medicaid

Medicaid division reorganizes

The state’s Medicaid division is reorganizing, in part to focus more on health equity.
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Insurance

ETF head stepping down

The leader of the state agency charged with administering the state employee health plan is stepping down.
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Health Reform

Anthem returns to Wisconsin’s Healthcare.gov market

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin said Thursday it’s partnering with Ascension Wisconsin to offer health plans on Healthcare.gov next year in southeast Wisconsin.
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Legislature convenes, doesn’t take action on Evers’ bills

Legislative leaders on Monday convened a special session called for by Gov. Tony Evers to address police reform and racial equity, but didn’t immediately take up his plans. The lawmakers left the session open, rather than adjourn it, meaning they might take future action.
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GE Healthcare plans $50 million investment in West Milwaukee

GE Healthcare is planning a $50 million investment in its West Milwaukee facility as part of an effort to concentrate teams and resources across the state. The plan is still subject to collective bargaining with the company’s unions.
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Madison chamber pushes back against COVID-19 fines

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is pushing back against Public Health Madison and Dane County’s plan to start issuing fines for bars and restaurants that violate capacity limits and other COVID-19 restrictions.

All but one county seeing high COVID-19 activity

Every county but one in Wisconsin is seeing high levels of COVID-19 activity, and more than a third in the state are seeing a growing trajectory of COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health Services said Wednesday.
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New suicide prevention call center opens

A new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call center recently opened in Wisconsin. Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin will manage the new center, known as the Wisconsin Lifeline, under a $2 million grant from the Department of Health Services. It’s part of Wisconsin’s share of the federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant. The center will […]

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