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Medigram: January 30, 2014

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Resolution deadline Feb. 3; resolution-writing webinar online
The deadline to submit resolutions for consideration at the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Green Bay April 5-6 is just a few days away. Read more.

News Briefs

District Caucus meetings scheduled; details online
Caucus meetings for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s eight districts begin March 2. Read more.

More calls needed to oppose worker’s compensation bill
The bill that jeopardizes Wisconsin’s successful worker’s compensation program will be introduced officially at any moment. The Society does not support this proposal and is urging members to contact their legislators. Read more.

Access to care in urban and rural Wisconsin on Council agenda
Urban and rural access to health care will be the featured topic of the Council on Access’s February 5 meeting. Read more.

Have you spotted a Society billboard? Still time to win a gift card
If you are in the Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Fox cities, Green Bay, La Crosse, Marshfield or Wausau areas be on the lookout for one of the Wisconsin Medical Society billboards. They are designed to increase awareness of the Society and its member physicians among patients, legislators and other health care professionals. Read more.

From CMS: 2014 last year to earn PQRS incentive payment
This is the last year eligible professionals can earn an incentive payment for satisfactorily reporting PQRS quality data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and this year’s participation in PQRS will also determine the 2016 PQRS payment adjustment. Read more.

Foundation Focus

Foundation seeks nominations for ‘Superheroes of Medicine’
For its upcoming Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking inspiring stories about physicians who took life-changing measures to heal patients or save their lives. Read more.