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Medigram: August 7, 2014

Top Story

Six health care organizations partner together for
a new statewide network

Six health care organizations, who collectively provide service to 90 percent of Wisconsin, as well as to neighboring states, officially announced Wednesday that they are forming a partnership for a new statewide network. Read more.

News Briefs

REMINDER: Primary election is next Tuesday
Due to a 2011 change in Wisconsin’s elections law, the date for partisan primary elections has been moved from its former September date to Tuesday, Aug. 12. Read more.

Transition to ICD-10 extended again to October 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule last week finalizing Oct. 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for all health care professionals, health plans and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases). Read more.

College students need insurance, too
As back-to-school supplies fill store shelves, it can serve as a reminder for those who have sons or daughters heading to college to make sure college students have their insurance needs covered while they are away. Read more.

WHIO learning forum coming up in October
Spotlight on Payment Report: Finding What Works is the focus of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization’s (WHIO) learning forum Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Crowne Plaza Madison. Read more.

Appropriate Use Criteria conference Sept. 29;
registration now open

The Wisconsin Medical Society and WPS are partnering to present “Incorporating Appropriate Use Criteria into Clinical Practice,” a one-day CME conference Sept. 29 in Madison. Read more.