Wisconsin

Since 2010, The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ)—a multi-stakeholder alliance working to improve quality—and the Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform (PHPR) have worked with other organizations in Wisconsin to support providers and health plans in experimenting with innovative payment models. As part of that work, PHPR created two pilot projects: a bundled payment for total knee replacement and a shared savings project for adults living with diabetes.  However, uptake of the new bundled payment pilot and shared savings projects has been slower...
Type II diabetes has become a national public health threat. As a chronic disease, diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability. In the United States, approximately 25.8 million people (8.3 percent of the population) meet the criteria for a diagnosis of diabetes, and 79 million people have pre-diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. According to the National Institutes of Health, diabetes is associated with long-term complications that affect almost every part of the body. The disease often leads to blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney failure,...
Quality Field Notes features key lessons learned by regional alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform. The second topic in this series focuses on using performance measurement data to improve quality. Growing evidence suggests that physicians who publicly report their performance on quality of care...

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in Wisconsin is led by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ). Established in 2002, WCHQ is a voluntary consortium of organizations learning and working together to dramatically improve the health and increase the value of healthcare for the people of Wisconsin. The mission of WCHQ is to publicly report and bring meaning to performance measurement information that improves the quality and affordability of healthcare, in turn improving the health of individuals and communities.

  • A 28-member board of directors—including private-sector purchasers, consumers, physician groups and hospitals—governs WCHQ.

View the Alliance's Website Here.

View the Public Reporting Website Here.

View the Wisconsin Hospital Association Public Reporting Website Here.

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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
7974 UW Health Court
PO Box 628578
Middleton, WI 53562
 
 
608-826-6838
Cindy Schlough
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
Director, Strategic Partnerships
 
Mr. Chris Queram M.A.
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
President and CEO