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Medigram: September 19, 2013

Top Story

New unprofessional conduct rule taking
effect Oct. 1 highlights MEB update

The administrative rule updating definitions of unprofessional conduct for physicians becomes official October 1. The Medical Examining Board (MEB) approved revisions to MED 10 at its August meeting, and the Legislative Reference Bureau is expected to publish the new rule in the Wisconsin Administrative Register on September 30. Read more.

News Briefs

Council to address dentistry, medical licensing proposals
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation will discuss the latest health care-related proposals, including the Medical Examining Board’s idea to strengthen the minimum standards needed to qualify for an unrestricted medical license, at its meeting on September 27. Read more.

Provider call to focus on QRURs, Value-Based Payment Modifier
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a MLN Connects National Provider Call on Tuesday, September 24 about Quality Resource Use Reports (QRURs) and the Value-Based Payment Modifier. Read more.

Still time to register for Symposium
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s annual Symposium begins Sunday at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Seats are filling fast, but there still is time to register for this highly popular event. Read more.

Task force chair offers mental health proposals
State Assembly Rep. Erik Severson, MD, of Star Prairie last week released a Chairperson’s Report with a preliminary list of potential mental health-related items that could be drafted as legislation for consideration this legislative biennium. Read more.

September 29: World Heart Day
World Heart Day is Sunday, September 29. Organized by the World Heart Federation, this international event raises awareness of the importance of a healthy heart. Read more.

FYI: For Your Insurance

Medical professional liability insurance basics
Medical professional liability insurance is an essential component of a physician’s insurance protection portfolio. Read more.