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On the Record with Dr. Imran Andrabi, ThedaCare CEO

Dr. Imran Andrabi worked his way through the ranks at Mercy Health, which services Ohio and Kentucky, where he started as an intern and family medicine resident 25 years ago. When he left to take the helm of ThedaCare in June, he was regional president and CEO of Mercy's Toledo region.
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Doctors push for changing ‘right to try’ bill

Wisconsin doctors asked state lawmakers Thursday to modify a bill creating an alternative pathway for terminally ill patients to get experimental medications so it falls in line with a similar proposal approved by the U.S. Senate.
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Dentists, insurers clash over renting networks

Dr. Ed Chiera, a Beloit general dentist, would like to see state law changed to give him more of a say over insurance companies that rent out his services to others.
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United Hospital System, Froedtert moving forward on affiliation expansion

United Hospital System in Kenosha and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are moving forward with expanding their affiliation after both boards overseeing the systems approved affiliation documents at the end of July.
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Businesses push to repeal ACA tax

A coalition of business groups is aiming to repeal a tax on health insurers under the Affordable Care Act that they say increases premiums for consumers. The ACA imposes fees on health insurance companies that offer fully-insured plans. Near the end of 2015, Congress approved a moratorium on the tax for 2017. The tax applies […]

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Study: States that expanded Medicaid cut SSI rolls

States that expanded Medicaid, including Wisconsin, saw on average a decline in enrollment for another program that provides cash payments and access to Medicaid for older people or those with disabilities, according to a new study released this month.

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Wisconsin hospitals dinged for high readmission rates

Medicare will penalize 51 Wisconsin hospitals in the upcoming federal fiscal year for having more discharged patients readmitted than expected within a month, according to a recent data analysis.
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