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The TPA Newsletter Archive

Archive year: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

News you can use: The Leapfrog Group Releases Letter Grade on Hospitals

The Hospital Safety Score was posted on November 28, 2012. The Alliance is able to use Leapfrog's measures within QualityCounts® to provide members with comparative quality information on health care.

December 2012 - January 2013 TPA Briefing

This month: Cheryl DeMars describes her visit to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS); The Alliance partners with Delta Dental of Illinois; more news.

February 2013 TPA Briefing

This month: Consumer Reports Rates Wisconsin Medical Groups, the IRS is open to comments on "pay or play" rules released in January, and upcoming Alliance Learning Circles will focus on wellness and health policy.

March 2013 TPA Newsletter

This month: Gov. Scott Walker has included $5 million in the proposed biennial budget to support WHIO; The Alliance Health Policy Committee shared employers' concerns with leaders from the Governor's office and the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate Health Committees; a Minimum Value Calculator is available; more news.

News You Can Use: Self-funding Plans Gain Steam in the Private Sector

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) appears to be prompting more employers to choose self-funded health benefit plans, based on a study released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) in November 2012.


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