Author: Bill Broydrick - Billy the Bee!

WCREF Research Station

WCREF Research Station

Yesterday the Wisconsin Cranberry Association’s Foundation announced the purchase of a site for a research station for cranberries. This public-private partnership which establishes a permanent site for cranberry research in Wisconsin is thanks to efforts of our Congressional delegation  especially Senator Tammy Baldwin and contributions from cranberry farmers themselves. Wisconsin is the world’s leading producer…

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Bob Lighthizer

Bob Lighthizer

Today, our friend and neighbor, Bob Lighthizer will be sworn in as the U.S. Special Trade Representative. He will be the President’s Principal Advisor on Trade Policy. He was confirmed by wide bipartisan vote of 82-14 last Thursday. While I may not agree with Bob all of the time, he is an outstanding choice. He…

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Visits to the Hill

Visits to the Hill

Visits to the Hill with Joseph Sumner, Vicki Trebian and Tiffany Walker, of ATTIC: Wisconsin’s largest correction service company. While we were there, we saw Matt Lauer walking through the Capitol in preparation for the next day’s Today show!  

Genetically Modified Pigs Could Ease Organ Shortage

Genetically Modified Pigs Could Ease Organ Shortage

My friend and client Dr. Joe Tector is doing extraordinary work on solving the problem of the shortage of organs for transplantation. Through his research as shown in this Wall Street Journal article it may be possible to develop pig organs that can be transplanted into humans. Today, thousands die because of organ shortages and…

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Update on Cologuard and TRICARE

Update on Cologuard and TRICARE

As of the most recent update to TRICARE’s preventive services policies, Exact Science’s Cologuard – the most effective, non-invasive colorectal cancer screening exam – is now given first-dollar coverage for 9.4 million active-duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel, veterans, and their dependents. The revision brings TRICARE into compliance with the most recent United States Preventive…

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Cologuard Included in NCQA’s HEDIS

Cologuard Included in NCQA’s HEDIS

As of three days ago Exact Sciences’ Cologuard – the most effective, non-invasive colorectal cancer screening exam – is now included in the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). Inclusion in HEDIS means that physicians will receive quality credit for providing patients an exam given an “A” rating…

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