Eric Borgerding, WHA president and CEO, says this project would “better manage the health care needs and reduce the costs of patients who regularly seek treatment in hospital emergency departments.”

“LRB 4332 will provide funding for intensive care coordination services that have been proven to effectively manage the health needs of these patients while improving the care they receive at a lower overall cost to the Wisconsin Medicaid program,” Borgerding said in a statement.

The legislation was authored by Rep. Jesse Rodriguez, R-Oak Creek, Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, and Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Falls.

The deadline for co-sponsorship is Jan. 18.

See the WHA memo sent to state lawmakers:

And see more in a WHA release: