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Medigram: September 18, 2014

Top Story

MEB gives support for interstate licensing compact proposal
At its monthly meeting in Madison on Wednesday, the State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) voted unanimously to support an effort from the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to create a multistate licensing compact—an additional path for applicants choosing to apply for medical licenses in more than one state. Read more.

News Briefs

Abrams joins Government Relations team in
‘Running with the PAC’

Mark Grapentine, Chris Rasch and Heidi Green are “Running with the PAC,” and now Society CEO Rick Abrams has put on his running shoes as well. Read more.

Lange honored with Wisconsin ACP Laureate Award
George M. Lange, MD, FACP, past president of the Wisconsin Medical Society, was honored with the Laureate Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians (College) at its Annual Scientific Meeting in Wisconsin Dells Sept. 5-6. Read more.

Applications for neuroscience research award due Oct. 3
Students studying neuroscience at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) or the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) can apply for the Bennett Hiner Research Award. Read more.

Last chance to save $100 on Symposium 2014 registration
There are just a few hours left to save $100 on registration for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Symposium 2014, which is Oct. 19-21 in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

Innovative leadership program for fall has few slots remaining; accepting spring applicants now
The response to the Society’s new physician leadership program, Leading Healthy Work Systems, has been very positive and just a few slots remain for the fall program, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 3. Interested physicians are urged to apply today. Read more.

Registration available for WHIO learning forum
Spotlight on Payment Report: Finding What Works is the focus of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization’s (WHIO) learning forum Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Crowne Plaza in Madison. Read more.

Physician to keynote Business Health Care Group’s annual meeting Sept. 30
David Nash, MD, dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, is keynote speaker for the Business Health Care Group’s 2014 annual meeting Sept. 30 at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa. Read more.

2014 PQRS reporting available through WCHQ
All eligible providers (EPs) are advised to submit clinical quality data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), in order to avoid a two percent Medicare reimbursement penalty in 2016. Read more.