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Alyce C. Katayama quoted in article “Six Wisconsin Health Care Systems Form Statewide Network”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Following is an excerpt: 

Aurora Health Care and five of the state's other largest health systems have created a partnership with the goal of working together to improve health care quality and lower costs.

The partnership — announced Wednesday and yet to be named — also hopes to contract with health insurers to provide a statewide network of hospitals and clinics.

The new partnership hopes to contract with health insurers, and the statewide network could appeal to national and government employers.

"It would be a convenience for employers to contract with one insurance company and have the state covered," said Alyce Katayama, a partner and health care lawyer at Quarles & Brady LLP.

The combined health systems, she added, "have a very impressive footprint."

Originally published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 6, 2014

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