Wisconsin Launches Ebola Information Line
MADISON—The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced that in addition to the information available on the DHS website, a toll free line is now available for state residents with questions about the Ebola virus. Residents can dial 1-844-684-1064, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, confidential, and multi-lingual. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: csmith Source Type: news

State Health Officials Urge Wisconsin Residents to Get Flu Shots to Protect Against Influenza
MADISON—As 20 people, including children and the elderly, have already been hospitalized in Wisconsin due to seasonal influenza this flu season, state health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to get flu shots to help protect against seasonal influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged six months and older should be vaccinated annually. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: csmith Source Type: news

Wisconsin Receives Federal Grant to Help Homeless Veterans
MADISON—The Departments of Health Services (DHS) and Veterans Affairs (WDVA) today announced that Wisconsin has received a $1.2 million federal grant to assist homeless veterans living in northern Wisconsin who have behavioral health needs by referring them to needed services and housing. The grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will provide $400,000 annually for the next three years to fund the efforts of the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program. This new program is a joint project of DHS and WDVA. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 21, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: sfischer Source Type: news

Cold Weather Increases Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
This could be the coldest November on record for parts of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take action avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 21, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Secretary Kitty Rhoades Statement on the Joint Finance Committee's Approval of Family Care Contracts for Northeast Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades today offered the following statement regarding the action by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance to approve Family Care contracts for the northeast region of Wisconsin. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 12, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wisconsin Ranked 4th Lowest in the Nation in the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Home Residents
The Department of Health Services today announced that Wisconsin is now ranked the fourth lowest in the nation in the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing home residents. Overall, Wisconsin's nursing home resident use of antipsychotics is 14.6% compared to the national average of 19.4%. Wisconsin's ranking was released in a quarterly report issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 12, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wisconsin Receives Federal Grant to Help Homeless Veterans
The Departments of Health Services (DHS) and Veterans Affairs (WDVA) today announced that Wisconsin has received a $1.2 million federal grant to assist homeless veterans living in northern Wisconsin who have behavioral health needs by referring them to needed services and housing. The grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will provide $400,000 annually for the next three years to fund the efforts of the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program. This new program is a joint project of DHS and WDVA. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

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Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 28, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State of Wisconsin Coordinates With Health Systems to Provide Care in the Event of a Confirmed Ebola Diagnosis
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced that it is collaborating with three Wisconsin health systems to care for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Ebola. Even though Ebola has not been diagnosed in Wisconsin and the risk of contracting it remains very low, if a case of Ebola is confirmed, DHS will work with the medical team caring for the patient to transfer them to one of the following designated hospitals: (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 28, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wisconsin Launches Ebola Information Line
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that in addition to the information on Ebola on its web site, a toll free line is now available for state residents with questions about the disease. Residents can dial 1-844-684-1064, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, confidential, and multi-lingual. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 24, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Health Officials Urge Wisconsin Residents to Get Flu Shots to Protect Against Influenza
As 20 people, including children and the elderly, have already been hospitalized in Wisconsin due to seasonal influenza this flu season, state health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to get flu shots to help protect against seasonal influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged six months and older should be vaccinated annually. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 21, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wisconsin Has Plans in Place to Respond in the Event Ebola is Diagnosed in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has plans in place to respond in the event a case of Ebola virus appears in the state. There is currently an Ebola outbreak in West Africa; however, no one has contracted the Ebola virus in Wisconsin. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 10, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Entorvirus D68 Confirmed in Wisconsin
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has informed the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) that it has confirmed one positive case of Enterovirus D68 in the state. A child from Door County tested positive for the virus. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 25, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Department Announces Intent to Contract for FoodShare Employment and Training
The Department of Health Services today announced its intent to award contracts to seven organizations to coordinate and administer FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) services in ten different regions across the state. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 9, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Agency Stands Up To Prevent Falls
Falls continue to be the leading cause of unintentional injury and death among Wisconsin's older adults, but falls do not have to be a natural part of aging. The Wisconsin Department of Health Service (DHS)continues to develop and promote effective community-based fall prevention programs. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 5, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case This Year
State and local health officials announced today that the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) was reported in an Ashland County resident. It is the first case of human WNV reported in the state in 2014. Last year, 21 state residents developed symptomatic WNV infection and two patients died from complications. Health officials are reminding people to protect themselves against mosquito bites. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 20, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Report Details the Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in partnership with the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Mental Health America of Wisconsin, has released a new report, "The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin: 2007-2011," whose findings can be used to help guide state suicide prevention programs. During the years coveredin by the report, the average annual number of suicides in Wisconsin was 724. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 30, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Department Provides Update Regarding Operationalization of Governor Walker's Entitlement Reforms
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades today provided an update regarding BadgerCare Plus enrollment for newly eligible childless adults and a data match that the Department completed with data received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As of June 30, 2014, 97,509 more Wisconsinites living in poverty now have health care coverage through BadgerCare Plus due to Governor Scott Walker’s entitlement reforms because all eligible adults living in poverty now have equal access to the same level of health care benefits through BadgerCare Plus. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 16, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Health Agency Announces Expansion of its Successful and Popular Music and Memory Program
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades today announced that the agency has been granted permission by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the Music and Memory program to an additional 150 nursing homes around the state by this fall. The program trains and certifies nursing home staff to make personal playlists for people with dementia to help them recapture memories that haven't been lost to the disease. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Grants Awarded to Create Peer-Run Respite Centers in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades today announced that three non-profit organizations have received grants totaling $41,666 each to begin community-based mental health and substance abuse services known as Peer-Run Respite Centers. At these centers, services are delivered in a safe, stable, home-like environment by people who themselves have been successful in the recovery process. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 20, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Agencies Urge Caution During Storm and Flood Cleanup
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) are urging residents and crews to use caution while assessing damage or removing debris after severe storms. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 20, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Grants Awarded to Create Peer-Run Respite Centers in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades today announced that three non-profit organizations have received grants totaling $41,666 each to begin community-based mental health and substance abuse services known as Peer-Run Respite Centers. At these centers, services are delivered in a safe, stable, home-like environment by people who themselves have been successful in the recovery process. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 13, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Health Services Department Partners with AARP Wisconsin to Support People with Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades today announced that DHS has partnered with AARP Wisconsin to support and encourage the development of dementia-friendly communities across the state. Dementia-friendly communities come together to increase awareness about dementia and figure out ways to assist people with memory problems. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 4, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Local Clinics Awarded Grants To Provide More Access To Dental Services For Low-Income Residents
Ten dental health clinics across Wisconsin are sharing $850,000 in grants to expand dental services to state residents who are low-income and uninsured or underinsured, as well as enrollees of Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 30, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

81,731 Wisconsinites Living in Poverty Access Health Care Through Medicaid
Today, the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced 81,731 Wisconsinites living in poverty now have health care through Medicaid due to Governor Scott Walker’s entitlement reforms. Before Governor Walker’s reforms, waiting lists and enrollment caps kept these childless adults living in poverty from being able to access this vital safety net. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Grants Awarded For Medical Residents in Rural and Underserved Areas of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades has announced today that over $3.3 million in grants have been awarded to six health organizations to establish new Graduate Medical Education programs over the next three years. This initiative allows new resident physicians to provide health care services to Wisconsin residents at hospitals and clinics in rural and underserved areas in over 20 counties. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

81,731 Wisconsinites Living in Living in Poverty Access Health Care Through Medicaid
Today, the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced 81,731 Wisconsinites living in poverty now have health care through Medicaid due to Governor Scott Walker’s entitlement reforms. Before Governor Walker’s reforms, waiting lists and enrollment caps kept these childless adults living in poverty from being able to access this vital safety net. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

First Bird in State Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in 2014
State and county health officials today announced that a dead crow found in Dodge County has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird to test positive for the virus in Wisconsin this year. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 19, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Secretary Kitty Rhoades Statement Regarding The Joint Finance Committee's Approval To Release Funds To Allow Expansion Of Mental Health Services
The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee today approved the release of funds to expand Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) across the State of Wisconsin. Secretary Rhoades calls it welcome news to thousands of state residents who need mental health treatment, and that it fulfills Governor Walker's commitment to improve and expand care. Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry, or WEAVR, is a database of health care professionals, active and retired, who make themselves available to respond in case of a natural disaster or public health emergency. Volunteers help local response teams organize relief efforts dur...
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 7, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Health Care Professionals Urged To Sign Up With The Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry
The Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry, or WEAVR, is a database of health care professionals, active and retired, who make themselves available to respond in case of a natural disaster or public health emergency. Volunteers help local response teams organize relief efforts during large scale emergencies anywhere in the state. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 7, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A Boost for Wisconsin's Seal-A-Smile Program
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is proud to announce it has received an additional $100,000 from Delta Dental of Wisconsin to continue its successful Seal-A-Smile program which provides dental sealants to children across the state to help prevent tooth decay and promote good oral health. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 10, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wisconsin Launches Medicaid Foster Care Medical Home Program
Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker joined Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades and Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson today to officially unveil the first Medicaid Foster Care medical home program to provide basic health and trauma-informed care services to foster children in six counties in southeast Wisconsin. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 5, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Statement from Department of Health Services Secretary Rhoades on the Appointment of Elizabeth Hudson as Director of the Office of Children't Mental Health
Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades congratulates Elizabeth Hudson for her appointment as the first Director of the state Office of Children's Mental Health. Rhoades says she looks forward to working with Hudson to ensure the health and well-being of Wisconsin's children. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 31, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Weather "Triple Whammy" Ready To Strike. State Agencies Team Up To Warn Residents Of Dangerous Cold and Snow
Brace yourself for another round of dangerously cold temperatures and snow. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Ag,Trade and Consumer Protection have tips to keep you, your family,and your pets and livestock safe. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Grant Helps Expand Graduate Medical Education to Increase Access to Health Care in Rural, Underserved Areas
More than $1.9 million awared by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will allow three graduate medical education programs to expand their residency programs and place more medical residents in rural and underserved areas over the next five years. Recipients include Fox valley Family Medicine Residency Program, Gunderson Health Systems, and UW Hospital and Clinics. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 21, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Department of Health Services Announces New Program to Aid People with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementias
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades today announced that 100 Wisconsin nursing homes have been certified to take part in a new project that uses personalized music to assist residents with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. The Wisconsin Music and Memory Initiative is part of a national program to train nursing home staff to create personalized music playlists for patients. The result for the patient is improved spirits, better engagement, and cooperation. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 17, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Statement From Department of Health Services Secretary Rhoades on the Passage of Representative Nygren's HOPE Legislation
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Heroin Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) legislation, Assembly Bills 445, 446, 447, and 448. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 14, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Receives Approval for New BadgerCare Plus Waiver
The Department of Health Services today announced that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Reform waiver. The new waiver became effective January 1, 2014 and goes through December 31, 2018. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 9, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Influenza Hospitalizations Increasing in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has seen a dramatic increase in the number of hospitalizations for influenza, including admissions to intensive care units (ICU),as well as an increase in the number of young and middle-aged patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Most of the hospitalizations are due to infections from the 2009 A/H1N1 virus.State health officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated against the flu. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 9, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Three Probable Cold Weather Deaths in Wisconsin
State health officials report three probable cold weather-related deaths in Wisconsin which occurred on Friday, January 3. The deaths, which occurred in Ashland, Marquette and Milwaukee Counties, are still under investigation. Though temperatures may be getting warmer, the National Weather Service and State agencies urge continued caution. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 7, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Pilot Program Gives Emergency Medical Technicians A Tool To Battle Patient Narcotic Overdoses
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)is launching a pilot program to help Emergency Medical Services battle patient narcotic overdoses by allowing Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTS) to administer a drug that counters the effects of an opiod overdose, such as from heroin. The one-year pilot program includes education and training to EMTs under the guidance of their service medical director. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 7, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Life-Threatening Cold Air To Grip Wisconsin
The National Weather Service says cold air will begin pouring into Wisconsin Saturday night into Sunday morning. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Emergency Management and The Department of Ag,Trade and Consumer Protection offer advice on protecting yourself, your home, and your pets when it is dangerously cold. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 3, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Health Officials Encourage Flu Shots Now To Protect Family And Friends At The Holidays
Influenza is likely to be at or near peak levels over the holiday season in Wisconsin, making it especially important to get vaccinated now to prevent future cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged six months and older should be vaccinated. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 18, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Officials Urge Consumers To Avoid "Tiger Meat" And "Cannibal Sandwiches" During The Holidays
This holiday season, health experts from the Wisconsin Departments of Health Services (DHS) and Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)remind people that eating raw or undercooked ground meat can result in foodborne illness, like an outbreak in Watertown last winter that was linked to eating raw ground beef. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 5, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Online Education Tools Help Retailers Avoid Tobacco Sales To Minors
State health officials are encouraging retailers to take advantage of free, online tools that train retail staff on how to avoid tobacco sales to minors. Since 2004, Wisconsin has successfully kept the rate of tobacco sales to minors well below 20 percent. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 2, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

This Holiday Season, Share The Joy, Not The Flu
With family and friends soon gathering for the holidays, it's important for everyone to protect themselves and loved ones by getting a flu shot. By getting a shot right now you'll have protection by Thanksgiving,and that protection will last beyond the holidays. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 11, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mendota Mental Health Institute Honored For Its Inpatient Psychiatric Care
Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) has been named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. MMHI, which is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), received this honor for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2012 for the Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) measure set. The honor recognizes MMHI’s commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 5, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Prepare To "Fall Back" By Checking Home Detectors And Packing An Emergency Kit
With temperatures dropping and Daylight Saving Time ending soon, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Ready Wisconsin officials are urging residents to make sure their home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order, and an emergency kit is ready in case of weather emergencies. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 30, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

State Officials Urge Deer Hunters To Use Precautions To Avoid Tick Bites
Deer hunting season is upon us in Wisconsin and the state Department of Health Services is urging hunters to be aware of blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, when they are out in heavily wooded areas. There have been five tickborne diseases identified in Wisconsin caused by bites of blacklegged ticks. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 23, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Editorial from DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades: Wisconsin's Unique Approach to Health Care Options in 2014
Governor Walker’s unique Wisconsin approach builds on our great state’s strong track record of providing affordable health care to its people. For the first time in our state’s history, every person in poverty can be covered under the same Medicaid benefits. No limited benefit package. No waitlist. No enrollment cap. This approach will reduce Wisconsin’s uninsured rate by half and ensure all Wisconsin residents have access to affordable health insurance coverage. Wisconsin residents above the poverty level now have new opportunities in the commercial health care market. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 22, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news