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Medigram: August 8, 2013

Top Story

Society offers webinar next week
about Health Insurance Marketplace

To assist physicians and clinics with the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, the Wisconsin Medical Society is hosting a complimentary webinar from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 15. Read more.

News Briefs

Notice about ACA implementation from state Medicaid director
Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1, and Wisconsin Medicaid Director Brett Davis has asked the Wisconsin Medical Society to share with physicians details about the implementation, including the Regional Enrollment Networks (RENs). Read more.

WHIO Public Reporting webinars scheduled
The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is offering six complimentary webinars for primary care physicians included in WHIO’s new public reporting initiative. Read more.

Medical Records & the Law sessions online
Top-notch speakers addressed some of today’s most important health care issues during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Medical Records & the Law seminar, which now is available online for viewing at any time. Read more.

Event addresses safe prescribing of pain medication
Boston University School of Medicine and Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County are sponsoring a half-day SCOPE of Pain Wisconsin training Friday, November 1 in Madison. Read more.

Milwaukee-area business group
endorses Honoring Choices Wisconsin

Honoring Choices Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s advance care planning initiative, was highlighted in the July 28 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more.

Newsmakers

Ostrov, Samitt take new positions
Two Wisconsin Medical Society members have accepted new leadership positions – one in Wisconsin and another out of state. Read more.