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Medigram: November 6, 2014

Top Story

Elections put 2015-2016 biennium into focus
Tuesday’s elections are now, for the most part, in the books with only a couple State Assembly races potentially enduring a recount. Read more.

News Briefs

Medicare 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule released
The 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule with Comment Period (CMS-1612-FC) was released late last week. Read more.

Members sought for House of Delegates committees
The Wisconsin Medical Society is seeking members for House of Delegates (HOD) committees at the Annual Meeting, April 25-26, 2015, in Madison. Read more.

Deadline extended for Viste Award nominations
There’s still time! The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation has extended the nomination deadline for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award until Friday, Nov. 21. Please consider young physicians from your area who demonstrate a commitment to patients, to their community and to the profession of medicine. Read more.

2015 health care rates on the Exchange expected by mid-November
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will continue to have a significant impact on health insurance in 2015. Individuals who are losing group coverage or are currently enrolled in an individual health plan may be eligible for a 2015 Marketplace health insurance plan. Read more.

Newsmakers

Wetterneck awarded $2.5 million AHRQ grant
Wisconsin Medical Society member and past president Tosha B. Wetterneck, MD, MS, recently was awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the study “Understanding Primary Care Teamwork in Context: Implications for Health Information Technology Design.” Read more.