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Medigram: April 17, 2014

Top Story

Search underway for new WMJ editor as Frey announces retirement
WMJ Medical Editor John Frey, III, MD, has announced plans to step down from his role as medical editor this summer, and the search for a new editor is underway. Read more.

News Briefs

MEB receives discipline data analysis
The State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) has been under fire for years by some who claim it does not mete out severe disciplines (such as license revocation or suspension) at the same rate as many other states around the nation. Read more.

Save the date: Doctor Day 2015
Circle March 11, 2015, on your calendar to save the date for participation in Doctor Day 2015. On the heels of a successful legislative biennium, it’s not too soon to be thinking ahead to next year’s legislative session and your participation in this important event. Read more.

Society workshop will help erase gray areas of E/M documentation
Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation, coding and billing can be complicated and frequently is misunderstood by physicians, coders and other health care professionals. And while caring for patients is a physician’s top priority, these services are integral to the health of a practice. Read more.

Superheroes of medicine to be unmasked next week; limited seats still available
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will unmask and honor superheroes of medicine during its annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction Friday, April 25 in Madison, and there are a limited number of seats still available. Read more.

New Security Risk Assessment tool helps ensure HIPAA compliance
A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small- to medium-sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more.

Statewide quality improvement event to focus on diabetes, hypertension, cancer screening
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and MetaStar—the Wisconsin Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, are collaborating to host a statewide event on improving diabetes care, hypertension and cancer screening. Read more.

FYI: For Your Insurance

Whole life insurance – a lifetime gift for your child
If you have a newborn or infant, it’s likely you have other things on your mind besides life insurance for your child, but one of the best times to purchase whole life insurance is during a child’s first year of life. Read more.