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July 25, 2023

The Alliance Events
Improve the Value of Healthcare in Wisconsin: Avoid Low-Value Care
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
10:00am – 11:00am CT
Register Here
When patients receive low-value care, meaning care that is not supported by research or duplicative, they pay more for unnecessary or inadequate care. Not only does low-value care cost patients more money, but it also means higher costs for their self-funded employers. This is a problem because when employers have a higher healthcare spend, they cannot allocate as much of their budget toward other employee benefits, including wages.

In this session, you’ll learn from representatives of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) Low-Value Care Committee how to identify low-value care and what you can do to encourage your employees to participate in shared decision-making with their providers to avoid it.


2023 Fall Symposium and Annual Meeting
In-person | Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 9:30am – 4:15pm CT

The healthcare landscape is continuously evolving, leaving employers wondering what’s next. This event will include a keynote presentation discussing the state of the healthcare industry, healthcare cost trends, and its impact on employers and their employees. There will be concurrent breakout sessions on timely healthcare topics that affect employers. The Alliance will also hold its annual business meeting to discuss how the cooperative performed over the last year and announce the 2023 Healthcare Transformation Award winners. And don’t forget to join us for lunch and networking! 

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The Alliance Updates and Resources
QualityPath® Program

After careful consideration, The Alliance has decided to sunset our QualityPath program so we can focus on providing more customized solutions for you. Beginning January 1, 2024, the QualityPath program will no longer be supported.

The market has evolved since QualityPath’s creation, and The Alliance is continuously working to adapt to best serve our employer-members. We are shifting our provider recommendations from QualityPath to our Smarter HealthSM analysis to ensure we can better tailor recommendations to individual employer needs and shifting market dynamics.

So, while the QualityPath product is going away, we can create something more customized to you and your employees’ needs with Smarter Health.

Important Dates

  • Beginning January 1, 2024, the QualityPath program will no longer be supported, regardless of plan renewal date.
  • The last eligible date for hip or knee surgery is September 30, 2023. This also ensures that all potential warranty claims are addressed/covered under QualityPath before January 1, 2024 (e.g., warranty period of 90 days after surgery).
  • MRIs, CT scans, and colonoscopies can be performed through December 31, 2023.
  • Patients who want to schedule any of these procedures through the QualityPath program should contact The Alliance’s Patient Experience Manager at 800.223.4139 x6607.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to your Account Executive.

Smart Scan Medical Imaging and Infusion - Madison Location Now Open 

Smart Scan Medical Imaging and Smart Infusion Therapy Services - Madison Location Now Open

Smart Scan Medical Imaging (SSMI) and Smart Infusion Therapy Services are now available in Madison, WI!

8307 Murphy Dr.
Middleton, WI 53562

Smart Scan and Smart Infusion offer high-value services at a fraction of the cost of hospitals allowing patients to save themselves, their families, and their employers money.


Join the Innovation Council!

The Innovation Council offers an opportunity for employers to connect with The Alliance on issues, and seek additional support, guidance, and insights to achieve our collective mission of moving healthcare forward.
Members of this committee can:
  • Connect with employer-members and help them find solutions
  • Provide input to The Alliance
  • Attend council meetings
  • Be an advocate for The Alliance

If you have any questions, please contact Bobbie Jo Aue.

Provider Additions & Updates

We're continuously adding important services, including counseling, psychiatry, and psychology services to our networks. Check our Find a Doctor tool for the latest information.  

Behavioral Health
  • Embodied-Wellbeing - Green Bay, WI
  • Healing Your Mind Counseling - Fort Atkinson, WI
  • Mindful Healing and Wellness - Milwaukee, WI
  • Process Not Perfection Counseling - Rockford, IL
  • Roots Work Therapy - Multiple locations in WI

  • Evolve Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine - Brookfield, WI
  • Milwaukee Rheumatology Center - Milwaukee, WI
  • Pediatrix Medical Group of Wisconsin - Multiple locations in WI


  • Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital - Palos Heights, IL

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