On March 21, 2017, Senior Producer Steve Walters discusses the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the replacement called the American Health Care Act with Eric Borgerding, CEO of the Wisconsin Hospital Association at the WisconsinEye studios in Madison, WI.
MADISON (March 17, 2017) —– A newly released scorecard by the Commonwealth Fund ranked Wisconsin the 11th best state in the country based on health system performance, with several communities here ranking in the top-quintile nationally.
The Scorecard ranks every state and the District of Columbia across five broad areas: health care access, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost, healthy lives and equity. Wisconsin ranked in the top or second quartile in 35 of the 44 measures that were used in the ranking.
Wisconsin hospitals continue to make significant progress to improve the quality of patient care by lowering some infection rates by nearly 60 percent and reducing hospital readmission rates according to a new report released March 2 by the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).
“Wisconsin is consistently among the best states in the country in patient care quality rankings, and that serves to inspire us to do better and to sustain the progress we have already made,” according to WHA Chief Quality Officer Kelly Court. “We are on the right road, but we still have a way to go to ensure every patient receives the best care possible every time.” Read more…