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Medigram: August 13, 2015

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WMJ: New registry identifies more than 300 savants worldwide
Savant syndrome is a rare condition in which individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, or brain disease have some spectacular “islands” of skill or ability that stand in marked contrast to overall handicap, and according to a report in the August issue of WMJ, there are over 300 known cases worldwide. Read more.

News Briefs

CMS updates ICD-10 FAQs
With the ICD-10 implementation date just two months away, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a revised set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to assist physicians and other health care professionals with the transition. Read more.

Registration closed for fall leadership series; additional series may be added
Registration for the fall Leading Healthy Work Systems series has reached capacity, but due to its popularity, the Wisconsin Medical Society may add a second session this fall if there is enough physician interest. Read more.

Society launches infant health and wellness CME webinar series
In an effort to help lower infant mortality rates and adverse birth outcomes, the Wisconsin Medical Society is offering a new series designed to educate physicians, members of their teams and public health professionals on the latest Wisconsin infant mortality data and prevention strategies. Read more.

Hypertension forum available regionally around Wisconsin
Hypertension is the focus of a regional forum series presented by the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) this fall. Scheduled at seven locations around the state, Hypertension in the Perinatal Period—Improving Quality of Care, Preventing Crisis is intended for physicians and other health care professionals who work with women and infants affected by hypertensive disorders. Read more.