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Medigram: June 13, 2013

Top Story

State Senate passes ultrasound bill, Assembly to follow?
In a rare early-morning session Wednesday, the State Senate approved Senate Bill 206 (SB 206), which among other items requires an ultrasound for women seeking abortion services. Read more.

News Briefs

Calling the question: member-only blog
gives an insider look at lawmaking

Emotions already were running high Wednesday when Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) called for an immediate vote on Senate Bill 206, which among other things requires ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion. Mark Grapentine, JD, offers Wisconsin Medical Society members a look at what happened next in his most recent post on “The Insider.” Read more.

Society, others to study potential Worker’s Comp changes
Health care liaisons to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) will be meeting to discuss ways to preserve the state’s high quality of care while finding ways to potentially improve cost efficiency for that care. Read more.

Annual Meeting highlights online
A summary of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2013 Annual Meeting, including actions by the House of Delegates, now is available online. Read more.

Medicare transition webinars continue
National Government Services (NGS) – the new Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Part B Jurisdiction 6 (J6) – is offering several complimentary webinars in preparation for the September 7 implementation date. Read more.

Newsmakers

Simons named to Board of Directors
for Resident Matching Program

Kenneth B. Simons, MD, a former member of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Board of Directors, has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Read more.