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Aurora sees early returns from reform, cost-cutting
By Bob Herman | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Aurora Health Care's operating margin almost tripled in the first half of 2014 with healthcare reform and tight expense control dramatically helping its performance, the Milwaukee-based health system said in a financial disclosure to bondholders.
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Reform Update: Healthcare interests spending big in Calif. fight over premium regulation
By Paul Demko | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Normally, backers of a ballot initiative that polls show has support from 7 out of 10 registered voters could sit back and start planning their victory party. But that's not the case with California's health insurance-focused Proposition 45.
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Medicaid expansion would have saved Wisconsin $206 million
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a report that shows the move would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years.
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University of Wisconsin Hospital CEO retiring Sept. 1, and other news makers
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Donna Katen-Bahensky is retiring as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, effective Sept. 1.
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Reform Update: Arkansas may make Medicaid enrollees fund HSAs
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Arkansas, the first state to establish the conservative private-plan model for expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now is looking to join several other conservative-leaning states in requiring low-income beneficiaries to make monthly contributions to their...
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Katen-Bahensky to retire as UW Hospital and Clinics CEO
By Bob Herman | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Donna Katen-Bahensky said last week that she will retire this year as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison.
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Information
Medicaid expansion would have saved Wis. $206 million: study
By Associated Press | August 17, 2014
Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a new report that shows the move would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years.
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Froedtert seeks co-ownership of Ascension health-plan affiliate
By Bob Herman | August 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Froedtert Health, an academic medical center based in Milwaukee, is in negotiations to buy a 50% stake in Network Health, a health insurance company based in Menasha, Wis.
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Wisconsin health systems partner up, work for ACO
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Six of the most prominent healthcare systems in Wisconsin have created a new partnership, jumping on the nationwide bandwagon of forming strategic alliances to share information while remaining independent.
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Six Wisconsin systems create pact, aim for ACO
By Bob Herman | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Six of the most prominent healthcare systems in Wisconsin have created a new partnership, jumping on the nationwide bandwagon of forming strategic alliances to share information, while remaining independent.
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