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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - January 16, 1981, Madison, Wisconsin Page 4, Section Wisconsin state journal Friday january 16, 1981 health digest county lamaze classes offered the lamaze association of Dane county is offering classes in prepared childbirth to Madison area expectant parents. Classes Are held at Madison general methodist and St. Mary a hospitals and also offered in Sun Prairie Stoughton and Verona. Participants should schedule classes As close to their due Date As possible. For information to Register Call 255-7121, 837-8230, 873-5145 or 835-3754. Vision screening volunteers us Hospital and clinics and the Wisconsin society to prevent blindness Are seeking volunteers to assist in a vision screening project for Madison and Middleton children. The project co sponsored by the National society to prevent blindness is designed to determine the value of Early vision testing. Volunteers Are needed for two week periods in february and March to help administer vision tests. A Small fee will be provided. For further information Contact Debra Owens at 263-6429 or 263-6649. Health line highlight impetigo the health line highlight for the week of Jan. 15-21 discusses a impetigo a and explains what symptoms to watch for and How to care for this skin infection. To reach this free message dial 263-5454 anytime. A new message will begin next thursday at 9 . Health Calendar Madison department of Public health health checks a available Are blood pressure screening and monitoring Throat cultures and health information counselling and flu immunizations. Appointments Are preferred monday through Friday a 8 a.rn.-4 30 ., room 507, City county building 266-4821 and to and 1-4 30 ., 1954 e. Washington ave., 266-6590. Madison department of Public health Well child clinic a tuesday 1-2 30 ., Madison division of Public health East Washington office 1954 e. Washington ave. Thursday 10-11 30 ., 2nd floor of family practice clinic 777 so. Mills St. Appointment necessary. Madison department of Public health blood pressure screening a wednesday 1-3 ., St. Marks lutheran Church 605 Spruce St. Call 266-4821 for an appointment. Madison department of Public health glaucoma screening a wednesday 1-3 ., Dryden Terrace apartments Community room 1902 Londonderry or. Madison department of Public health immunization clinic a tuesday 1-2 30 ., Madison division of Public health East Washington office 1954 e. Washington ave. Thursday 10-11 30 ., 2nd floor of family practice clinic 777 so. Mills St. These immunizations Are Only for children age 18 and under. Please bring any records. No appointment necessary. Dane county Public health department immunization clinics a immunization for diphtheria whooping cough tetanus polio red and German measles and mumps. Parents must accompany their children. Bring immunization records. Do not bring your child if he has a cold or upper respiratory infection. Monday a 3-4 ., Oregon senior citizens Center. Tuesday a 4-5 ., Waunakee St. Johns school. Wednesday a 2 30-4 ., Belleville Middle school 3-4 ., Cambridge state Bank. A Dane county Public health department health checks a the staff will provide blood pressure checks medication review and personal care including foot care. Today a 2-4 ., Monona Community Center. Monday a 1-3 ., Oregon senior citizens Center. Tuesday a 1-3 ., Waunakee peace lutheran Church. Birth control counselling a every wednesday afternoon near East Side Community health Center 1133 Williamson St. Call 255-0704 for appointment. Pregnancy testing a available at near East Side Community health Center 1133 Williamson St., at a Cost of $3 today a 9 Monday a 9 a.rn.-6 Tuesday a 9 ., and 4-6 Wednesday a 9 Thursday a 9 ., and 4-6 Cub director voting is extended voting for directors of the citizens Utility Board has been extended to Jan. 21. Cub officials said tuesday the Extension was made because of delays in mailing out ballots to 25,000 cub members. Originally the deadline for submitting ballots was thursday. Cub was established by the state legislature As an Independent organization to represent citizen interests in Utility rate cases and other issues. Monona firm gets medicaid pact by Thomas w. Still of the state journal electronic data systems Federal a Monona firm has been awarded a $39 million contract to process claims generated by Wisconsin a $800 million medicaid program. The selection of eds Federal was announced thursday by Martin Preizler director of the Bureau of health care financing for the department of health and social services. Preizler said eds Federal outbid two other firms for the four year pact which is effective july i. Eds Federal has provided computerized claims processing for the states medical assistance program since july i 1977, when it outbid four other firms and replaced three private contractors. A Beds Federal a selection was based on competitive bidding evaluation and ranking of technical capability and West a said Preizler whose division administers the medicaid program. Both his Bureau and a departmental evaluation committee reviewed the bids of eds Federal systems development corp. Of Virginia and Bradford National corp. Of new York. Neither Wisconsin physicians service nor Blue Cross surgical care United a two of the three private firms that shared the medicaid contract prior to 1977 a bid on the latest pact. About nine million claims Are processed each year by eds Federal which employs about 230 people at its offices on Bridge Road. The company expects to hire about 30 More people Preizler said. About $9.8 million of the $39 million to be paid eds Federal Over four years is state Money the rest comes abandoned vehicles to be sold by bids seven abandoned vehicles which will be sold by sealed bid at the Madison police department at noon Jan. 22, can be viewed from 8 . To 5 Monday at rite Way wrecker and Schmidt a Auto inc. Bids must be in letter form and should be addressed to the Madison police department special services Section bids 211 s. Carroll St., Madison wis., 53703. Police reminded prospective bidders that any bids that Are below the City a Cost of storing the vehicles will be rejected. No Telephone inquiries will be accepted. The following vehicles can be viewed at Schmidt a 39 n. Park St., monday a 1974 Ford thunderbird minimum bid $150 a 1965 Triumph convertible $138 a 1970 am Hornet $132. The following vehicles can be viewed at rite Way 2354 Pennsylvania ave., monday a 1976 Dodge station Wagon $129 a 1972 Ford Ltd $138 a 1972 Triumph motorcycle $1321 and a 1967 my $192. From Federal sources. Preizler estimated that eds Federal will be paid $9.2 million in fiscal 1981 and 1982 $9.9 million in fiscal 1983 and $10.7 million in fiscal 1984. Wisconsin ranks 50th among the 51 states and Guam in the percentage of medicaid dollars 4 percent spent on administration. Arizona does riot have a medicaid program so in effect Wisconsin a administrative costs Are the nations lowest. Both Preizler and Paul Simms executive program director for eds Federal said the company has a fast a turnaround time for claims filed by physicians dentists hospitals and other institutions that treat medicaid patients. A from when a claim hits our door until we write a Check the average time is six to eight Days depending on the complexity of the claim a Simms said. Preizler said the process takes 10-to-12 Days counting mailing time on both ends. The state does not have the experience computer hardware or personnel to process nine million medicaid claims each year Preizler said. A i think it would be impractical for the state a he said. A we done to have the Victory at Orleans in 1429, Joan of arc entered Orleans to score her great Victory in driving out the English. Experience that firms like eds and the other two bidders eds Federal has a Parent firm in Dallas tex., which handles similar medicaid and medicare contracts in other states. State drops Appeal in $311 tax Case associated press the state department of Revenue says it will drop its Appeal of a Case in which officials insisted on taking an elderly woman to court Over a $311 tax Bill. Revenue Secretary Mark Musolf said tuesday he has written attorney general Bronson c. La Follette to report he is scolding his subordinates for having pressed the matter against Flossie Kugler now living in Chilton. Mrs. Kugler was forced to sell her Manitowoc Home because she could not afford the Upkeep after her husband died. Someone in Musolff a Agency believed she converted the House to rental property before the Sale so she could claim a loss on the Sale. The tax appeals commission agreed she had made the conversion but allowed the loss. Attorneys for la Follette a office and the department of Revenue said an Appeal was unwarranted. The Agency ordered one anyway. La Follette last month refused to Appeal the decision saying such an action a would be a waste of taxpayers dip Button suiting Beautiful tailoring and an abundance of brass nailheads make this classic party chair very special with table Only $1,068 set of 4 chairs s888 Dassie party chair accented by brass nailheads in Rich Black Vinyl. With table Only 888. 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