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Medigram: December 11, 2014

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Registration is now open for Doctor Day 2015
Physicians across Wisconsin are urged to participate in Doctor Day 2015 in Madison on Wednesday, March 11. The day is timed well for physicians to be able to see their legislators and to have input on the state budget and other important health care issues. Read more.

News Briefs

What happens at the holiday party doesn’t always stay at the holiday party
This time of year, many employers host holiday parties to show appreciation for their employees and to provide employees a chance to socialize with their colleagues. Read more.

MetaStar seeks letters of intent; deadline extended to Jan. 20
The deadline for physician practices interested in submitting letters of intent toward MetaStar’s application to become a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) has been extended to Jan. 20, 2015. Read more.

CMS proposes new rule to improve Accountable Care Organizations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new rule Dec. 1 to strengthen the Shared Savings Program (SSP) for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Read more.

Free CME for National Family History Day (and beyond)!
In honor of National Family History Day, which was Nov. 27, the Medical College of Wisconsin is now offering its Impact of Family History on Cancer Risk Assessment and Management CME for free. Read more.

Proposals for breakout sessions, poster presentations being accepted for health literacy summit
Wisconsin Health Literacy is seeking proposals for breakout sessions and poster presentations for the 2015 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, Better Health through Better Communication being held April 14-15, 2015, in Madison. Read more.

Statewide network now known as abouthealth
Wisconsin’s newest statewide health care network of ProHealth Care, Aspirus, Aurora Health Care, Bellin Health, Gundersen Health System, ThedaCare and UW Health has adopted a new name: abouthealth. Read more.