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Medigram: October 2, 2014

Top Story

First case of Ebola in US prompts state to provide screening and testing criteria
Following news of the first confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the United States on Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health (DPH), released a compilation of current recommendations and guidelines for Wisconsin clinicians. Read more.

News Briefs

Sunshine Act data made public; resources available to aid discussions with patients
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released much-anticipated data Tuesday regarding payments made by medical drug, device and supply manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals. Read more.

Save the date: Doctor Day 2015 is March 11
If you haven’t done so already, circle March 11, 2015, on your calendar to save the date for Doctor Day 2015. Read more.

Running with the PAC challenge extended
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Running with the PAC challenge has brought in more than $10,500 in contributions to date, but there is still a lot of ground to cover in order to reach the campaign’s $25,000 goal. Read more.

ProHealth Care joins statewide network of health care organizations
It was announced Tuesday that ProHealth Care of Waukesha has partnered with a recently formed statewide network of six other health care organizations. Read more.

Pre-symposium sessions feature in-depth answers to often confusing topics
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Symposium 2014 officially kicks off Monday, Oct. 20, but two valuable learning opportunities are being offered for physicians and their health care teams on Sunday, Oct. 19. Read more.

Nominate a young physician: Deadline is Nov. 1
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award to be presented at the Society’s 2015 Annual Meeting April 25-26 in Madison. Read more.

Appropriate use criteria conference well attended
Incorporating Appropriate Use Criteria Into Clinical Practice, held Monday in Madison, was well attended by nearly 70 participants, including physicians and representatives from business, state government and managed care entities. Read more.