Information Sources:

On this page, IPN provides links to sites that provide information useful to both providers and patients. The sites will be continually updated, so feel free to suggest helpful sites.


Medicare & Medicaid Information:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This website will answer your questions related to Medicare and Medicaid programs for both providers and patients.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. Find information specifically regarding Wisconsin’s Medicaid program.

Promoting Interoperability Programs Promoting Interoperability Programs Milestones In 2011, CMS established the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (now known as the Promoting Interoperability programs) to encourage clinicians, eligible hospitals, and CAHs to adopt, implement, upgrade (AIU), and demonstrate meaningful use of CEHRT.


Healthcare Standards:

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting organization in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is the premier source for information about the quality of the nation’s managed care plans. NCQA is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve health care quality everywhere.



State of Wisconsin’s Office of the Commission of Insurance official site will answer questions regarding insurance regulations.

American Red Cross. The Greater Milwaukee Chapter provides training for businesses, professionals, and recertifications.


Partner Websites:

Below, you’ll find links to IPN’s partner health plans, health systems, products, and services.


Health Plans:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin has consistently served the health care needs of Wisconsin residents since 1940. Known for its stability and endurance in an ever-changing and challenging marketplace, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin is a trusted health care leader throughout the state.

Children’s Community Health Plan is an HMO for BadgerCare Plus-eligible families living in twenty-eight counties in Wisconsin. Children’s Community Health Plan is affiliated with Children’s Hospital and Health System.  CCHP also offers a commercial health insurance plan, Together with CCHP, which offers coverage to individuals and families living in southeastern Wisconsin.

Health Payment Systems, Inc. (HPS) is a Wisconsin company that provides technological solutions to healthcare industry challenges. The HPS Single Payment SystemSM is a patented method of payment to providers of both the employer portion and the patient portion of the health care claim in a single payment, eliminating the bad debt cost to the provider. The HPS SuperEOB® clarifies the health care payment process for families by aggregating all family medical bills into a single, understandable, monthly statement.

Independent Care Health Plan, or iCare, provides managed care coverage for approximately 28,000 people throughout Wisconsin. iCare has been securing the wellness of people with complex conditions for over two decades. For 2017, iCare received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 Stars from Medicare.

Founded in 1982, Network Health offers customized commercial and Medicare health insurance services to employers, individuals, and families in twenty-three counties throughout eastern Wisconsin. Through its strong reputation for quality health care coverage and exceptional customer service, Network Health has grown to serve more than 129,000 members and 20,000 wellness participants.

My Choice Wisconsin is a Medicaid HMO for BadgerCare Plus members in 27 counties in Wisconsin. My Choice Wisconsin is locally owned and managed and serves more than 21,400 members.

Trilogy Health Solutions is a competitive new insurance company created for the sole purpose of serving small businesses (2-50 employees) in twenty-four counties of eastern Wisconsin. They offer a variety of medical benefit plan options including Traditional PPO plans and High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) that qualify for health Savings Accounts (HSA). Trilogy is locally owned and managed. To find out more, please visit their website or call at 866-429-3241 or 262-432-9140.

United Healthcare Community Plan, a business unit of UnitedHealth Group, serves more than 1.2 million beneficiaries of government health care programs in thirteen states, including Wisconsin.


Health Systems:

Ascension Wisconsin a not-for-profit organization of twenty-three hospitals, one hundred-eleven clinics, a college of nursing, and more than 900 physicians in Wisconsin.

The Medical College of Wisconsin, located in west suburban Milwaukee, is a private, academic institution dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, research, patient care, and service.


Other Services:

Shared Purchasing Solutions, a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, strategically partners with acute and alternate care providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its performance solutions. Built on a foundation of data, savings and trust, and supported by a team of clinical and supply chain experts, Shared Purchasing Solutions enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve.

The MMIC Group provides physicians, clinics, and hospitals in the Upper Midwest with professional liability insurance, billing solutions, and a host of technology products and services. Members of The MMIC Group include Midwest Medical Insurance Holding Company, Midwest Medical Insurance Company, MMIC Technology Solutions, and The MMIC Agency.

With Northwestern Mutual and Physicians Nationwide, learn how to plan for your long-term care and disability income insurance. Both products for physicians have become an integral part of comprehensive financial planning. Questions regarding disability income insurance for physicians and helping to insure retirement plan contributions through insurance products can also be directed to Joe Sectzer at 414-899-1601 for more information.

Legal Shield provides affordable legal protection for your practice/business, family and employees.

Robertson Ryan & Associates was founded in 1960. Each agent at Robertson Ryan is an entrepreneur and has a vested interest in providing clients the level of service and counsel they require and expect. With offices in downtown Milwaukee, Waukesha, Lake Geneva, Racine, and Rhinelander, Robertson Ryan assists over 20,000 clients in the purchase of business and personal insurance.

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