Alyce C. Katayama quoted in article “Six Wisconsin Health Care Systems Form Statewide Network”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08/06/14
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