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EventStart DateEnd DateLocation
2015 Senior Care Conference 3/4/20153/5/2015 Milwaukee Marriott West
2015 Legislative Day 3/18/20153/18/2015 Madison Concourse Hotel
2015 PSW Educational Conference 4/9/20154/10/2015 Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
2015 Annual Meeting 9/10/20159/12/2015 Hyatt Regency
 

PSW Highlights

    Important Hydrocodone Update,

     

    With the DEA rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to Schedule II, the DEA has commented that refills on any prescriptions for HCPs that were issued prior to October 6, 2014 may be dispensed before April 8, 2015. However, the Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board (CSB), which has the authority to regulate and reschedule controlled substances, met October 7 and rescheduled HCPs from Schedule III to Schedule II effective November 1, 2014. The state-level rescheduling of HCPs will cause all refills of HCPs in Wisconsin (even those authorized prior to October 6, 2014) to be prohibited as of November 1, 2014.

     

    To read the CSB order, click here.


    Wisconsin Health Care Ranks Third in the Nation

     

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ranked Wisconsin third in the country for overall quality in health care performance. Minnesota and Massachusetts ranked 1st and 2nd, respectively. A dashboard evaluates states on a 5-point scale from very weak to very strong on the following measures: diseases & conditions, priority populations, health insurance, type of care, setting of care, and access to care. Overall, Wisconsin received a score of "strong" which represents a balance of below average, average, and above average performance on measures. To see the report, click here. To see Wisconsin's performance on measures, click here.

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