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Medigram: December 19, 2013

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Fees decrease for Injured Patients and Families
Compensation Fund

The Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Board on Wednesday approved a 10 percent decrease in Fund fees for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Read more.

News Briefs

Register today for Doctor Day
The Wisconsin Medical Society and more than a dozen other organizations invite physicians across the state to Doctor Day 2014 in Madison on Wednesday, February 12. Read more.

Society welcomes Berwick to forum
About 50 physicians and health care leaders gathered in Madison on Tuesday for a health care forum sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society featuring Don Berwick, MD, MPP. Read more.

Medicaid delay bill sent to Governor Walker
Following action by the Wisconsin Assembly two weeks ago, the Wisconsin Senate in special session today approved that will delay the transition of more than 70,000 people from the state’s BadgerCare program to the federal insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 target date postponed
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that physicians and other eligible professionals (EPs) have one more year to demonstrate that they have met the electronic health care record incentive program’s Stage 2 criteria. Read more.

Complimentary webinar focuses on ACA Marketplace
Chris Rasch, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s director of state and federal relations, will explain the many ways the new Health Insurance Marketplace will affect physicians during a complimentary webinar at noon January 15. Read more.

WMJ report: Facebook may be opportunity for targeted alcohol-prevention ads
A high prevalence of Facebook content related to the Mifflin Street Block Party prior to the event warrants concern and represents potential opportunity, according to a study published in the current issue of WMJ (vol. 112, no. 6). Read more.

Nominees for Society offices due Jan. 3
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for several Society offices. All nominations materials are due Friday, January 3. Read more.

ICD-10 Summit registration open
Registration is now open for the ICD-10 Summit, being sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Hospital Association and Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association from March 17-19. Read more.