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Medigram: April 9, 2015

Top Story

Society encourages everyone to ‘have the conversation’ April 16
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) April 16 is a day to inspire, educate and empower both the public and physicians about the importance of advance care planning—a process of understanding, reflecting on, and discussing future medical decisions, including end-of-life preferences. Read more.

News Briefs

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.

CME webinar teaches strategies for documentation improvement
Physicians are invited to learn about the significance of clinical documentation and methods to improve documentation specificity and accuracy during a webinar being offered by the Wisconsin Medical Society April 22 at noon. Read more.

Foundation seeks physician-led research projects
for fellowship database

Through the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s summer fellowship program, medical students have the opportunity to participate in research under the guidance of a physician mentor. Read more.

Spots still available on HOD committees
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting April 25-26 in Madison is just two weeks away, and the Society still has a few spots open for members to serve on House of Delegates (HOD) committees. Read more.