Wisconsin is a national leader in health care transparency, being one of the first states in the nation to develop online resources to voluntarily share information that will help consumers compare hospital charges. On October 10, WHA announced the release of its newest version of PricePoint (www.wipricepoint.org), an online resource that allows consumers to compare hospital-specific charges and other financial data associated with the care provided for a particular procedure or condition in Wisconsin hospitals and Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery centers. (See Infographic here.) .
WHA members explain how they improve care, reduce costs, improve patient outcomes
Three innovative programs that are improving patient care and reducing health care costs in Wisconsin were shared at a briefing hosted by WHA in the State Capitol September 14.
By: Tom Still | Wisconsin State Journal | August 25, 2017
In the same week when Wisconsin’s overall health-care quality was ranked No. 1 in the nation by the federal agency that tracks such data, the state Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council came up with a solution in search of a problem.