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Medigram: March 20, 2014

Top Story

Honoring Choices Wisconsin expands reach with launch of second round of pilots
Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s initiative to promote advance care planning, is expanding its reach this month as nine additional health care organizations launch pilots across Wisconsin. Read more.

News Briefs

Speakers named for Annual Meeting CME sessions, forum
During the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2014 Annual Meeting April 5 in Green Bay, physicians can take advantage of two sessions offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Read more.

New AMA resources provide step-by-step guide for minimizing ACA grace period risk
The American Medical Association has posted new resources to assist physicians navigating a little-known rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could pose a significant financial risk for practices. Read more.

Additional specialty-specific ICD-10 webinars now available
The Wisconsin Medical Society has created a series of ICD-10 learning opportunities for physicians, and five new specialty-focused sessions have now been added to the 10 activities previously posted to the Society’s Continuing Education Center. Read more.

Veterans Affairs offers webinar on disability benefits questionnaires
In an effort to ensure that Veterans and Service members get claims decisions as quickly as possible, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hosting a free webinar March 28 at 8:30 a.m. CST and 12:30 p.m. CST on Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs). Read more.

From CMS: Updates on EHR use to report PQRS quality measures
Resources are now available to assist individual eligible professionals and group practices that wish to submit PQRS quality measures using their electronic health records (EHRs). Read more.