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November 1, 2018

Around the nation: Wisconsin becomes latest state to implement Medicaid work requirements

Daily Briefing

    CMS on Wednesday approved Wisconsin's request to place work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California and Wisconsin.

    • California: Health officials in San Diego have officially declared a hepatitis A outbreak that sickened nearly 600 people and killed 20 is over. The outbreak lasted two years and cost the city more than $12 million to fight (Sisson, San Diego Tribune, 10/30). 
    • Wisconsin: CMS on Wednesday approved Wisconsin's request to place work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries. Under the new requirements, Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to work at least 80 hours each month to maintain eligibility. The state will also be able to charge $8 premiums and $8 copayments for non-emergency ED visits (Weixel, The Hill, 10/31).
    • Wisconsin: UW Health has named Frederic Ransom as president of UW Hospitals, effective in December. Ransom is currently serving as the COO of Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina and previously worked at WellStar Health System in Georgia and Partners Health System in Boston (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/30).

    The health care trends you need to know for 2019

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