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Medigram: May 30, 2013

Top Story

Society testifies for ‘apology’ bill,
against contraception limits bill

The Wisconsin Medical Society provided physician input on proposed state legislation receiving a public hearing this week at the Assembly Committee on Health. Read more.

News Briefs

Budget committee OKs more funds for
state health information organization

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (JCF) on Wednesday voted to provide an additional $5 million over the two-year budget beginning July 1 to further the reporting and analysis of health care cost and quality data using de-identified health insurance claims. Read more.

NGS selects local coverage determination policies
National Government Services (NGS) will adopt several local coverage determination (LCD) policies used by WPS Medicare when it takes over as the new Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Part A/B Jurisdiction 6 (J6). The policies that were not adopted by the NGS Medical Policy team will be retired or replaced by other LCDs. Read more.

Leveraging comparative effectiveness research
Momentum is growing for a key component in improving health care quality – comparative effectiveness research. This research offers resources to help physicians and their patients work together to make the best possible decision among treatment options. Read more.

CME available through WMJ
Wisconsin Medical Society members have the opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit through WMJ, the Society’s peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal. Published six times a year, the journal features original research, case reports, review articles and essays about current medical issues. Read more.


ACP honors Rieselbach
Wisconsin Medical Society member Richard Rieselbach, MD, received the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP). Read more.