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Medigram: February 13, 2014

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White coats flood the Capitol during Doctor Day 2014
Doctor Day 2014 brought 200 physicians from across the state to Madison yesterday to meet with legislators and their staffs. Read more.

News Briefs

Physician condolence bill on proposed Assembly floor calendar
One of the primary legislative topics for Doctor Day 2014 included Assembly BIll 120/Senate Bill 129, legislation that would promote better physician communication with patients or a patient’s family following a negative outcome. Read more.

State legislature’s health committees unanimously approve MEB licensing bills
The legislature’s two health care committees unanimously approved changes to Wisconsin’s medical licensing requirements, as had been requested by the Medical Examining Board (MEB) and supported by the Society. Read more.

Council on Legislation meets next week
The Society’s next Council on Legislation (COL) meeting is scheduled for February 21 at 1 p.m. at the Society’s offices. Read more.

Society member recognized as Advocate of the Year
Society member Donn D. Dexter, MD, FAAN, an Eau Claire neurologist, was named the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Donald M. Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Advocate of the Year. Read more.

CME available through WMJ
Wisconsin Medical Society members are reminded they can earn continuing medical education (CME) credit through WMJ, the Society’s peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal. Read more.

Symposium 2014 Advisory Committee chosen
Eight volunteers have been selected to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Society’s 2014 Symposium. Read more.

From CMS: Learn what’s new in 2014 for PQRS participation
CMS has released a new fact sheet to highlight program changes for eligible professionals or group practices participating in the 2014 reporting year. Read more.