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Report: Wisconsin faces primary care physician shortfall of 745 doctors by 2035

Wisconsin will face a statewide shortfall of 745 primary care physicians by 2035, as a projected increase of new medical students and graduate medical education programs won’t keep up with a wave of retirements, according to a report released Friday.
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DHS awards advanced practice clinician training grants

The Department of Health Services has awarded more than $300,000 to eight healthcare providers to increase the number of physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses in rural Wisconsin, according to a statement.
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Summer brings increase in Legionnaires’ disease

State health officials are asking providers, laboratories and local health departments to help with detecting and reporting cases of Legionnaires’ disease after an increase in cases coinciding with the arrival of summer.
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Baldwin to oppose Supreme Court nominee over healthcare concerns

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., said Thursday she doesn't support President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court in part because of concerns his vote could undermine insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
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Prevea360 Health Plan plans northwestern Wisconsin expansion

Prevea360 Health Plan is expanding into northwestern Wisconsin through an agreement with Prevea Health, Hospital Sisters Health System and Dean Health Plan, according to a Thursday statement.
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Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn plan collaboration

Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn Health Technology Business Group plan to collaborate on technology innovation, the two announced Thursday.
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Experts weigh role of patients, Trump administration in payment reform

Experts weighed in on the role that patients can play in moving the healthcare system toward one that rewards quality at a Wisconsin Health News panel this week in Milwaukee. They also examined the impact of the Trump administration on payment reform
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UW Health disputes Medicare overpayments

UW Health disputes findings from a government watchdog that it received and should refund $2.4 million in Medicare overpayments.
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Hold on ACA program leaves millions in health plan transfers in limbo

The Trump administration has placed a hold on a program that would have shifted tens of millions of dollars between insurers serving the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Wisconsin, officials announced over the weekend.
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Beirl to lead Hayward Area Memorial Hospital

Luke Beirl has been tapped as the new CEO of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge and Memorial Medical Center in Ashland.
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Federal government slashes funding for navigators

The federal government plans to cut funding for Wisconsin groups that sign up consumers for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a Tuesday statement.
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Panelists: Moving toward paying for value complex, complicated

There’s still more to do when it comes to payment reform, and getting there will be difficult and complicated, panelists said at a Wisconsin Health News event Tuesday in Milwaukee.
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Report: Wisconsin cities face billions in liabilities for retiree healthcare benefits

Wisconsin’s 25 largest cities faced $2.25 billion in unfunded liabilities for their employees’ post-employment benefits at the end of 2016, with most of it related to retirees' healthcare costs, according to a Monday report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
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