“AJRR appreciates The Alliance recognizing our dedication towards improving patient care,”- AJRR Chair Daniel J. Berry, MD. Read the American Joint Replacement Registry’s press release on their involvement with QualityPath. August 11, 2016.
Laura Carabello, editor and publisher for U.S. Domestic Medical Travel, mentions the panel in this Spotlight article.
The Alliance congratulates The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) on their 10 year anniversary. The Alliance is a founding member of WHIO. Alliance President and CEO Cheryl DeMars comments in this video beginning at 5:48.
Some Madison-area workers will soon pay less for some care at selected hospitals due to The Alliance’s new program called QualityPath®. Read more about this program in the article titled “Companies to steer workers to select hospitals” in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Wisconsin Health News released an article highlighting The Alliance’s announcement of QualityPath hospitals, read the article here.
UW Health has announced a statewide partnership with five health systems and is planning to combine its hospital and doctor group into one organization. Alliance President & CEO Cheryl DeMars comments on the trend of consolidation in health care in “UW Health Changes Driven by Partnerships,” published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Aug. 14, 2014.
Alliance President & CEO Cheryl DeMars and Judy Peirick, vice president of human resources for Alliance member Webcrafters, comment on the benefits of self-funding in an article for In Business, “Diving Into Self Insurance”, published in August 2014.
Alliance President & CEO Cheryl DeMars testifed before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Washington D.C. Tuesday, July 15. The hearing focused on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs.”
The Alliance is a Consumer Reports Health partner. The Alliance helps promote a Consumer Reports campaign called Choosing Wisely, which aims to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of medical tests, treatments and procedures.
The Alliance supports efforts to build a better application to help doctors keep up with new information and determine which tests and treatments are necessary. The idea, called SMARTCare, was recently awarded a $15.9 million federal grant. Read about the idea in the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters (WAHU) published two newsletters highlighting the presentations given at The Alliance Annual Seminar.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars speaks about the QualityPath initiative in this interview with Hospitals & Health Networks on May 1, 2014, while attending the Midwest Business Group on Health’s annual meeting. A video interview with Brian Klepper, CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), is also included in this report.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars comments on health care reform as part of a five-member panel of health industry experts for In Business in its April 2014 feature, “Navigating Obamacare”.
Chief Operating Officer Paul Meyer has joined the Catholic Charities 2014 Board of Directors. Catholic Charities provides charitable services to an 11-county area of southern Wisconsin and is a participating agency of the United Way. Read the announcement in the Wisconsin State Journal posted on April 3, 2014.
Read an article titled “Health Care Trends to Watch” by Alliance President & CEO Cheryl DeMars, published in the October 2014 issue of the Rockford Chamber Voice, page 13.
QualityPath™ is featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 20, 2013. Read this article highlightingQualityPath™ and learn why many Alliance members, including Colony Brands, Park Bank, Stoughton Trailers, Trek and Webcrafters, are supporting this initiative.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars is quoted in Chris Rickert’s column, “Just call it ‘Walkercare,'” published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 6, 2013.
Annual Seminar speaker Dr. John Santa says it’s difficult to convince Americans that “more is not better” when it comes to health care. Dr. Santa and keynote speaker Shannon Brownlee are quoted in “Health Sense: Culture shift needed to say no to some health care” by David Wahlberg for the Wisconsin State Journal on May 27, 2013.
Wisconsin Public Radio featured a news story covering some of the key points attendees learned at The Alliance Annual Seminar: Overwhelmed by Overtreatment. Listen to the story produced by reporter Shamane Mills on May 11, 2013.
The Business Health Care Group (BHCG) has partnered with The Alliance to share information about the Affordable Care Act as it impacts employers. BHCG announced the “collaborative resource-sharing arrangement” in the April 2013 edition of their newsletter, The Catalyst.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars is quoted in “At Issue: Should insurers be able to set fees for services they don’t cover?” by Sandy Cullen for the Wisconsin State Journal, on the case against the proposed legislative bill (AB109, SB131) stating that insurers could not require dentists to set fees for certain services if procedures are not covered under the insurers’ policies. This article was posted on April 28, 2013.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars comments on health care technology and the added responsibilities that both providers and patients will have in the future, in “Turning to Telemedicine,” published in the Vision 2020 section of The Janesville Gazette on April 7, 2013.
Former Alliance Annual Meeting speaker David Goldhill appeared on The Colbert Report on February 20, 2013 to discuss his new book, “Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father — and How We Can Fix It.”
Webcrafters Inc., a founding member of The Alliance, is featured in “Health Sense: State employees asked to do health risk assessments” in the Health & Fitness section of the Wisconsin State Journal on Feb. 17, 2013. Webcrafters has increased employee participation in health risk assessments by offering incentives such as cash, lower monthly premiums, and even a chance to win a free year of health insurance. Read more about employee wellness at Webcrafters in this case study.
This article, “Insurance can determine patient destination”, published in the Janesville Gazette on Dec. 12, 2011, describes the broad choice Janesville area employers offer their employees and dependents through The Alliance.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars joined a panel discussion with WHIO and several other organizations at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation’s 5th Annual Dialogue on September 14, 2010. Read the white paper (.pdf) which was made available in March 2011.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars spoke to Northern Illinois employers at the Miller Buettner and Parrott Annual Client Seminar in Rockford, Ill. Watch video coverage of this event broadcast by NBC affiliate Channel 13 WREX-TV.
Purchasing High Performance, a quarterly bulletin from the National Business Coalition on Health and the Commonwealth Fund features an article, “Are You Ready for September 23rd?” including perspectives from President & CEO Cheryl DeMars.
Cheryl DeMars, president & CEO, served on a panel of speakers at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Dialogue “Bending the Cost Curve, Wisconsin Style: How to Improve Wisconsin’s Health Care Value.” The panel discussion is highlighted in this WisBusiness.com article.
Vikki Brueggeman, director of human resources for Alliance member Zimbrick Inc., is quoted in this articlefrom the Wall Street Journal about facility fees.
President & CEO Cheryl DeMars is quoted in this Washington Post article about facility fees. Provides information on Assembly Bill 207 (AB 207) that would require disclosure of facility fees to patients, which is being supported by The Alliance.