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Medigram: October 23, 2014

Top Story

Sharing the Experience Conference spotlights successes, screens new video
Representing 22 health care organizations across the state, Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) stakeholders gathered in Madison yesterday for the second annual Sharing the Experience Conference. Read more.

News Briefs

Honoring Choices Wisconsin expands with addition of 6 new groups
Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s advance care planning initiative, is pleased to announce six new participating organizations. Read more.

Nominees sought for Society offices; deadline is Jan. 2
Nominations are now being accepted for several Wisconsin Medical Society offices. All nomination materials are due to Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) Nominating Committee by Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Read more.

Department of Revenue reminds health care entities about sales tax
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding hospitals and medical clinics that although most typical medical services are not subject to sales tax, many transactions or fees for related or ancillary products or services are still subject to sales tax in Wisconsin. Read more.

Legislative committee approves 10% reduction in Fund fees
A joint committee of the State Legislature on Tuesday officially approved the 10 percent reduction in Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (Fund) fees that took effect on July 1, 2014. Read more.

Symposium 2014 again draws a crowd, deemed a success
Hundreds of health care professionals attended the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2014 Symposium this week, learning about a wide range of topics and networking with colleagues and exhibitors. Read more.

From CMS: 2013 PQRS, eRx Incentive Program feedback reports now available
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and 2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program feedback reports are now available for eligible professionals who submitted quality data on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B services between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Read more.