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Medigram: July 12, 2018

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Worker’s Comp Rates decrease for third straight year
The Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance on Monday approved an overall 6.03 percent rate decrease for Worker’s Compensation (WC) premiums for businesses, effective Oct. 1, 2018. Read more.

News Briefs

Breast density notification law resources available in latest WMJ
Wisconsin’s new Breast Density Notification Law, 2017 Wisconsin Act 201 (Assembly Bill 653), requires facilities that perform mammograms to notify women categorized as having heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breast tissue (BI-RADS density categories C and D) about their condition. Read more.

Synthetic cannabinoid outbreak focus of Friday DHS webinar
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is hosting a free webinar Friday, July 13 at noon to provide guidance to physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals regarding synthetic cannabinoids. Read more.

October conference to focus on pediatric mental health
Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care is the theme of a one-day conference being held October 5 in Pewaukee. Read more.

Registration open for Surgical Site Infection Summit
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health and Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting SSI Summit VI: Innovations in the Care of the Surgical Patient September 21 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center, Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.