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Medigram: April 16, 2015

Top Story

Fraudulent IRS tax scheme affecting Wisconsin physicians
Physicians should be on the lookout for problems with their federal tax return. Read more.

News Briefs

Congress repeals SGR; Society applauds Wisconsin delegation for their support
The Wisconsin Medical Society yesterday thanked members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation for their support of H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA), which repeals Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Read more.

NHDD is today; Milford family sits down to ‘have the conversation’
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is today. Many organizations throughout Wisconsin are leading events and encouraging people to “have the conversation” about their future medical decisions. Read more.

Follow the Annual Meeting on Twitter; Virtual Reference Committees close April 20
Society members are invited to follow the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting Twitter feed for information leading up to and during the 2015 Annual Meeting and House of Delegates (HOD) April 25-26 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

ICD-10-CM specialty-specific education, resources available
To assist physicians and their health care teams with the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015, the Wisconsin Medical Society has created a series of on-demand ICD-10 learning activities. Read more.

Physicians who practiced in Pennsylvania may be eligible
for refund

Physicians who practiced medicine in Pennsylvania between 2009 and 2012 or in 2014 may be eligible for a refund from the Mcare Fund, which provides excess medical liability coverage for physicians and certain other health care providers and is funded through provider assessments. Read more.

Is your employee benefit program compliant?
Many employers fail to fully understand how federal and state regulations for employee benefit programs impact both their business and employees, as well as the possible risk exposure these requirements represent. Read more.