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Medigram: May 2, 2013

Top Story

Physician informed consent bill scheduled for full Assembly vote
The Assembly Rules Committee voted this afternoon to place Assembly Bill 139 on the Assembly calendar for debate and vote Wednesday, May 8. Read more.

News Briefs

Join Society Councils next week
All Society members are invited to attend or participate in via telephone Strategic Council meetings Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10. Read more.

Society, others set goal of 95% flu vaccination
rate for health care personnel

To assist health care organizations with implementing policies and practices that require health care personnel to obtain an annual influenza vaccination, the organizations prepared a Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Implementation Toolkit. Read more.

Don’t ignore that newsletter!
Why it’s important to review payer correspondence
Physicians and their staffs are encouraged to closely review all correspondence, including bulletins and newsletters, sent or published by payers. Read more.

Seminar to feature health law experts, hot topics
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s popular seminar Medical Records & the Law scheduled for May 22 and May 23 features well-known health care attorneys Sarah Coyne, JD, of Quarles & Brady, LLP, and Tom Shorter, JD, of Godfrey & Kahn SC. Read more.

Journal article outlines benefits of
professional doula labor support

Doulas who provide labor support offer women comfort and encouragement during the active phase of labor, birth and immediate postpartum period. Read more.


Aurora BayCare leader honored
Donna Katen-Bahensky, president and CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison also will receive a Leadership Award in Chicago next week. Read more.

Foundation Focus

Annual fundraising event a huge success
With 530 registered attendees and more than $31,000 worth of auction items available for bid, this year’s Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction was a great success. Read more.