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Medigram: September 4, 2014

Top Story

Running with the PAC gives contributors a run for their money
With Election Day just two months away, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s political programs are shifting into high gear with the launch of “Running with the PAC,” a campaign designed to take a healthy, positive approach to political fundraising. Read more.

News Briefs

Society submits comments on proposed Medicare
Physician Fee Schedule

The Wisconsin Medical Society submitted comments earlier this week to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read more

Council on Health Care Access to address
underserved populations

Improving access to health care in urban, rural and tribal areas will be the focus of the Council on Health Care Access’s Sept. 10 meeting. Read more

Council to explore interstate licensing and statewide Professionals Health Program proposals
During the Wisconsin Medical Society’s next Council on Legislation meeting Sept. 12, members will continue their discussion on potential legislation for the 2015-2016 state legislative biennium that would create a statewide Professionals Health Program in Wisconsin. Read more

Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products to Schedule II goes into effect Oct. 6
The Final Rule that moves hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more restrictive Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) goes into effect Oct. 6. Read more

Physician applications for fall leadership program accepted through Sept. 17
There are still slots remaining for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s fall leadership program Leading Healthy Work Systems. Read more

Physician is keynote for 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