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Medigram: April 23, 2015

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Society’s Annual Meeting this weekend in Madison
The 2015 Wisconsin Medical Society Annual Meeting and House of Delegates (HOD) is this weekend at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

Physicians affected by tax fraud can help IRS investigation
Multiple Wisconsin physicians have been affected by a multi-state identity theft scheme designed to steal their federal tax refunds, as reported in the April 16 issue of Medigram. Read more.

New palliative care network launches
The new Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin (PCNOW), which officially launched last week, is open to all health care professionals, organizations and others who are engaged in palliative care. Read more.

Save the date: Doctor Day 2016 is Feb 10
Plans are underway now for Doctor Day 2016, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Madison. Read more.

Reminder: 2015 open payments review and dispute period
open to physicians

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Open Payments Program to comply with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act). Read more.

Protect your beneficiaries through estate planning
When given a choice, most people prefer to transfer their entire estate to their loved ones or favorite charities. Many people, however, do not put their wishes in writing through an estate plan, so part of their wealth never reaches the intended beneficiaries. Read more.