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Medigram: August 15, 2013

Top Story

MEB approves publication of MED 10
At its monthly meeting in Madison on Wednesday, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board voted to send the final version of – the administrative code section defining physician unprofessional conduct – to the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) for publication. Read more.

News Briefs

Registration open for Regional
Enrollment Network kickoff meetings

Physicians and members of their health care teams interested in learning more about the state’s strategy for implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and state Entitlement Reforms Initiative are invited to register for one of several Regional Enrollment Network kickoff meetings. Read more.

Hartman named WisMedPAC Board chair
The WISMedPAC Board unanimously elected John Hartman, MD, chair of the WISMedPAC Board during its meeting last week. Read more.

WHIO chosen for data sharing program
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) as a qualified entity (QE) in the Medicare Data Sharing for Performance Measurement Program.Read more.

Wisconsin Health News highlights
Gundersen’s energy independence goal

Wisconsin Medical Society member Jeff Thompson, MD, says Gundersen Health System is on track to meet its goal of energy independence in 2014, according to an interview with Wisconsin Health News. Read more.

Earn CME for leadership course
Physicians can learn about their impact as leaders and envision what’s possible for their organizations by attending BeAware: The Research Behind Leadership and Management. Read more.

Foundation Focus

Foundation grant applications due Oct. 25
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking applications for its 2014 Grant Program, which provides support for community-based or statewide health education initiatives and research projects aimed at improving health in Wisconsin. Read more.

FYI: For Your Insurance

College students need insurance, too
Back-to-school supplies – pencils, scissors, notebooks and must more – are beginning to fill store shelves. For college students and their parents, it can be a hectic few weeks, but it’s important to make sure children living away from home have their insurance needs covered. Read more.

Newsmakers

Vasudevan elected to YMCA Board
Wisconsin Medical Society member Sridhar Vasudevan, MD, was elected to the Board of Managers of the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA in Port Washington. His two-year term expires in July 2015. Read more.