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2017 It's Your Choice - State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance for Employees and Retirees

Wisconsin Department Of Employee Trust FundsIt's Your Choice 2017

State of Wisconsin
Group Health Insurance Program
(State Employees, Retirees, Continuants and Graduate Assistants)

Other Quality Information Resources

There are several organizations that provide useful information about health care quality. We encourage you to look into the following resources.

Report Cards and Resources: IN EVERY STATE

The Informed Patient Institute WebsiteThe Informed Patient Institute
This non-profit organization rates report cards on hospitals, doctors and nursing homes.  A link is provided to each report card as well so you can see ratings of these providers.

Medicare Web SiteHospital Compare
The Hospital Compare tool shows you how well hospitals care for patients overall and with specific medical conditions.  The ratings include such findings as performance in mortality, infections, readmissions and survey results from people about the quality of care during their hospital stay.

The site is maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Leapfrog WebsiteLeapfrog
Through the Leapfrog website, consumers can select hospitals and compare their patient safety ratings.

Leapfrog is a nationwide effort to address patient safety in hospitals, focusing on hospital quality and safety practices proven to reduce medical errors and save lives.

Choosing Wisely WebsiteChoosing Wisely
Choosing Wisely provides information to empower patients when having conversations with their healthcare providers about what medical tests and procedures are right for them. The goal is to avoid wasteful or unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. Consumer Reports is a partner in this effort, which is based on recommendations from more than 70 medical specialty societies.
Note: Choosing Wisely recommendations should not be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions. Rather, they are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment.


Report Cards and Resources: WISCONSIN ONLY

Checkpoint WebsiteCheckPoint
CheckPoint is a program sponsored by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. It provides a snapshot of hospital performance that may be used to compare how well hospitals are doing on a number of ratings. The 128 hospitals that currently participate in CheckPoint provide care to the majority of Wisconsin’s patient population.

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality WebsiteWisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality provides a variety of performance measures that compare participating medical groups and hospitals. Consumers can compare performance on diabetes management, high blood pressure control, survey results based on people’s experience, cardiac surgery, cancer screenings and more.

Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but may be subject to change. Please note revision dates located at the bottom of each page. In the event of conflicting information, federal law, state statute, state health contracts and/or policies and provisions established by the State of Wisconsin Group Insurance Board shall be followed.

This page was last modified on: 9/19/2016 5:36:53 PM