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As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 16, 2016

Detroit's burgeoning technology industry is bringing new jobs to the city and bolstering providers such as Henry Ford Health System. Unemployment in the city has dropped to the mid-single digits after spiking above 20% just two years ago.

Surviving co-op health plans fret over unhealthy risk pools

Surviving co-op health plans fret over unhealthy risk pools

By Bob Herman  |  January 02, 2016

With the dirt being shoveled over the recently collapsed co-op health plans, leaders of the remaining co-ops are looking for ways to avoid the same fate. But many say they can't do it without more federal assistance and guidance.

Why hospital-owned health plans are big like cheese in Wisconsin

Why hospital-owned health plans are big like cheese in Wisconsin

By Bob Herman  |  December 09, 2015

Health systems have been eagerly launching or growing their own health plans as a way to cut out the middleman and take on more direct financial risk while caring for patients. In Wisconsin, providers have practiced that strategy for decades.

Midwest systems see opportunity where Advantage enrollment lags

By Bob Herman  |  November 21, 2015

Two large Midwest health systems are building an insurance plan together around Medicare Advantage, and the joint venture marks yet another example of providers' burning ambition to get into the insurance game. And many of them are honing their play in the Medicare league.

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 14, 2015

Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, outlines the goals of her system's health plan joint venture with Ascension Health, Froedtert's Medicaid experience in a state that has not expanded eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and her views on risk-based...

Exploring the medicinal side of magic mushrooms

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 14, 2015

Amid the institutional labs, offices and classrooms of Rennebohm Hall, home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Pharmacy, lies a room with an oversized sofa, nature scenes on the walls, a chime and drum on an inlaid table and meditative music floating from overhead speakers.

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