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Medigram: July 10, 2014

Top Story

Society’s political programs strive to meet ‘ambitious’
3rd quarter goal

Although elections are four months away, the Society’s political programs are “upping the octane,” according to WISMedPAC Board Chair John Hartman, MD. Read more.

News Briefs

2015 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule released
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a fact sheet and proposed rule on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) July 3. Read more.

KEPRO to handle Medicare beneficiary complaints and quality
of care reviews

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services begins a new phase of its quality improvement work on August 1, KEPRO will become the new Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization in Wisconsin. Read more.

Waukesha CMS grants help purchase safe table saws
for local schools

The Waukesha County Medical Society (WCMS) has awarded $2,500 grants to four local high schools to help fund the purchase of SawStop® table saws, which will replace traditional table saws in the classroom. Read more.

Physician volunteers sought for one-day free clinic in Madison
Over 1,000 uninsured patients are expected to seek medical care during a one-day free clinic on Saturday, August 9, and organizers are seeking physician volunteers to help care for them. Read more.

Register now for Symposium 2014
Registration for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Symposium 2014 at the Kalahari Resort October 19-21 is now open. Read more.

Julie Schuller named ‘Woman of Influence’
Julie Schuller, MD, a member of the Society’s Board of Directors and president of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County, was selected as one of 28 “Women of Influence” by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Read more.