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Medigram: January 23, 2014

Top Story

Calls needed on worker’s comp fee schedule proposal
A bill that jeopardizes Wisconsin’s successful worker’s compensation program was approved this morning for introduction into the State Legislature. The Society does not support this proposal, and is urging members to contact their legislators to ask them to amend it. Read more.

News Briefs

WHIO public reporting website scheduled to launch in February
As part of its initiative to provide transparency and assist patients in their health care decision making, the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) plans to launch a new public reporting website in February. Read more.

Senate passes mental health legislation
The Wisconsin State Senate overwhelmingly passed a package of mental health bills yesterday, including bills strongly supported by the Society. Read more.

Get to know candidates for Society offices
Letters of intent and candidate questionnaires from physicians seeking nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates and American Medical Association Delegates are now available online. Read more.

Medicare EPs must attest by Feb. 28 for 2013 incentive
To receive an incentive payment for participation in the 2013 Medicare EHR Incentive Program, eligible professionals (EPs) must register and attest to demonstrating meaningful use by February 28, 2014. Read more.

Foundation Focus

Attention students! Scholarship application deadline is Feb. 1
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation anticipates awarding more than $150,000 in scholarships this year, primarily for students attending medical school in Wisconsin. Read more.