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Medigram: March 27, 2014

Top Story

One-year SGR patch passes House despite fierce opposition
The U.S. House of Representatives this morning passed H.R. 4302, a one-year Sustainable Growth Rate patch, despite widespread opposition by the Wisconsin Medical Society, the American Medical Association and most of organized medicine. Read more.

News Briefs

Follow the Annual Meeting on Twitter; Virtual Reference Committees close Monday
Follow the Society’s newly launched Twitter feed for information about the 2014 Annual Meeting and the House of Delegates leading up to and during the event. Read more.

New video encourages physicians to get involved
in political process

2014 promises to be an important election year, and in a new video message, WISMedPAC Board Chair John Hartman, MD, is urging physicians to get involved in the political process. Read more.

Incarcerated beneficiary refund checks to be issued
by National Government Services

In mid-2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated recovery of payments from physicians, other health care providers and suppliers based on data that indicated a beneficiary was incarcerated or in custody on the date of service. Read more.

Foundation Focus

Foundation event just a month away; ticket deadline April 4
In just four weeks, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will unmask and honor the Superheroes of Medicine during its annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction Friday, April 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.