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Medigram: April 2, 2015

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Society residents and young physicians elected to leadership positions within their section
Members of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Resident Fellow Section (RFS) and Young Physician Section (YPS) voted earlier this week on a number of leadership positions within the Society’s RFS and YPS Governing Councils. Read more.

News Briefs

SGR patch expired; bill to repeal SGR on hold for U.S. Senate vote
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2: “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA) last week. The bill would repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, but no action will be taken by the U.S Senate until it reconvenes April 13. The current SGR patch, however, expired March 31. Read more.

Annual Meeting CME program features Christine Sinsky, MD
Physician Satisfaction: The Heart and Soul of the Profession—offered during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting, Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison—will include Christine Sinsky, MD, as one of its featured speakers. Read more.

CME webinar focuses on depression screening for adults and adolescents
Wisconsin Medical Society member Greg Blommel, MD, and Jen Cohrs, the Society’s director of educational strategies, will host the CME webinar, The Ups and Downs of Coding & Reimbursement for Depression Screening on April 15 from noon to 1 p.m. Read more.

One day left to register for Foundation event
The deadline to register for the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction is Friday, April 3. This annual event, being held on April 24, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, features an auction that will have more than 125 different items to bid on. Read more.

HIPxChange: Sharing to transform health care
HIPxChange is a web portal that provides evidence-based tools for health system change. Sponsored by the Health Innovation Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it can be used by clinicians, health care administrators, program managers and researchers, and span a variety of clinical and research areas. Read more