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WHIO Public Reporting
webinars scheduled

The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is offering six complimentary webinars for primary care physicians included in WHIO’s new public reporting initiative. WHIO CEO Jo Musser and Program Director Sara Jensen will present morning, noon and evening sessions beginning August 27.

The initiative involves a star rating system that applies to any practice site with three or more physicians in family medicine, or three or more physicians in internal medicine or three or more pediatricians with 150 or more completed episodes of care. The star rating system is based on a practice’s Overall Quality Index and Overall Cost Index scores that are calculated and reported on the WHIO Buck E. Badger reports.

These scores are converted to the star rating based on combinations of possible quality and cost/efficiency scores. Practices may be rated as statistically higher, statistically lower or statistically no different than other practices in their region.

Physicians and health system leaders are encouraged to review the online tool and share their feedback with WHIO and the Wisconsin Medical Society before it is made available to the general public in October.

There is no cost to participate in the WHIO Public Reporting webinars; however, registration is required. Click here to register. The webinars are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • August 27: 7 to 8 a.m.
  • August 28: 5 to 6 p.m.
  • September 12: noon to 1 p.m.
  • September 17: 5 to 6 p.m.
  • September 18: 7 to 8 a.m.
  • September 19: noon to 1 p.m.

Additional information about the public reporting initiative is in the July 11 issue of Medigram. Questions about the initiative should be directed to Ms. Musser via e-mail or by calling 608.512.8373 and Cindy Helstad, PhD, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s director of research, via e-mail or by calling 866.442.3800.

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