Brightree Services cuts 50 jobs in Wisconsin
PADDOCK LAKE, Wis. – Brightree Services, a Brightree subsidiary, has laid off 50 employees from its Paddock Lake, Wis., office, the Kenosha News reports. The company will still provide services there, but it may eliminate more jobs between now and June 30, according to the story. “Competitive bidding, a process mandated by Medicare, is just one of those pressures that by itself drove down total reimbursable amounts across our billing service customer base by 45%,” said Judson Phillips, marketing and communications director, for Brightree. Brightree Services had 175 employees in the Paddock Lake office. The company moved there from Antioch, Ill., with 80 employees in 2010, the story reports.