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Medigram: February 20, 2014

Top Story

State legislature takes action on overdose prevention,
doctor condolence bills

The Wisconsin Medical Society praised both houses of the Wisconsin State Legislature for their actions Tuesday, when both the Assembly and Senate advanced important bills. Read more.

News Briefs

Medical licensing bill headed to Governor
The State Legislature took swift action Tuesday approving Medical Examining Board-requested legislation affecting prerequisites for obtaining a Wisconsin medical license. Read more.

Annual Meeting April 4-6 in Green Bay;
Caucus meetings start March 2

The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting is just six weeks away. Scheduled April 4-6 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, 2014 marks the first time the event has been held outside Madison since 1998. Read more.

Resident Fellow Section nominations sought
A variety of Resident Fellow Section (RFS) leadership positions are available. RFS members are encouraged to apply in order to ensure that young physicans’ voices are heard on important issues that will shape the future of health care. Read more.

Answering patients’ ACA questions made simple
More than 80 percent of physicians say they don’t have enough information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to answer patients’ questions or understand its impact on their practices, according to a recent survey by QuantiaMD. Read more.

Meaningful use attestation date extended
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the physician attestation deadline for Medicare Meaningful Use in 2013. Read more.

ICD-10 specialty-specific webinars now available on demand
The October 1, 2014 implementation deadline for ICD-10-CM is just a few months away. To help ease the transition, the Wisconsin Medical Society has created a series of ICD-10 learning opportunities for physicians. Read more.

Foundation Focus

Save the date: Foundation fundraising event April 25
In a world full of evil diseases and fiendish ailments, the forces of good will gather for one monumental night to honor the Superheroes of Medicine. Read more.