Category: On The Record

New HSHS Wisconsin head weighs in on structure changes, health challenges

Andrew Bagnall is the head of the newly created HSHS Wisconsin Division, which aims to unite the leadership overseeing the Springfield, Ill.-headquartered system’s two hospitals in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls with its four in Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and Green Bay.
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Wisconsin health groups declare racism a public health crisis

In May 2018, the Wisconsin Public Health Association passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. As of mid-December, 40 groups throughout the state, including healthcare providers, local governments and insurance companies, signed on to the declaration.
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Nursing homes call for Medicaid rate increase, payment reform

Nursing homes laud policymakers for boosting their Medicaid rates in the state’s current budget. But providers say they need a greater increase, as well as payment reform, to address a gap between the cost of providing care and how much they're reimbursed.
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