Gov. Scott Walker said the $200 million reinsurance program would lower premiums by 5% in 2019, a dramatic shift after they increased 44% this year as enrollment dropped and fewer providers offered coverage.
When Patricia Morrill's mother, Clara, was 81, she underwent total knee replacement surgery that lead to months of complications. As part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm," Morrill tells her mother's story, and why she now believes Clara should never have had the surgery.
While Wisconsin and other Republican-majority states have to work the political arena and appeal to conservatives to shore up their insurance exchanges, they're also using the courts to dismantle the law. But legal experts say the litigation's success is improbable.
The Wisconsin Legislature has approved conservative Gov. Scott Walker's plan to set up an individual market reinsurance fund before a contentious election cycle. But some of the state's progressives have blasted the move as pure politics.
The Federal Trade Commission and an Illinois regulatory board have approved the proposed merger between Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care. The deal still needs approval from Wisconsin regulators.
Merchant service providers compete with banks to offer health systems payment processing solutions, an important but complicated service that involves ensuring payments are credited to the correct accounts and linking different parts of a system into a unified billing portal.
Catholic-sponsored SSM Health has fortified its growing Midwest footprint with the addition of four hospitals, eight post-acute facilities and dozens of outpatient sites from the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes.
Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has turned its focus to Wisconsin's largest healthcare provider after walking away from its merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
A Wisconsin system says it has lost $16 million during years of trouble with Cerner's revenue cycle management software.
Florida rejects caps in malpractice cases, Wisconsin softens provisions of Medicaid waiver and other regional news.
Wisconsin has revised its controversial waiver requiring Medicaid members to pay premiums and undergo drug screening to participate in the program, after receiving criticism from the public.
Services like HealthLoop are increasingly in demand as Medicare changes its payment system to encourage hospitals to become more responsible for patients' clinical and financial outcomes over the entire episode of care—that is from the time they were admitted to the hospital until 90 days...