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Medigram: December 17, 2015

Top Story

Fund board votes to decrease fees 30%
The Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (Fund) Board approved a 30 percent decrease in Fund fees for the 2016-2017 fiscal year on Wednesday. Read more.

News Briefs

Governor signs Interstate Medical Licensure Compact bill
Wisconsin became the 12th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact when Gov. Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 253, now Act 116, into law Monday at Mayo Health System in Sparta. Read more.

Society raises concerns about physical therapists’ expanded scope effort
Wisconsin Medical Society member Gregg Bogost, MD, appeared before the Assembly Committee on Health Wednesday to share concerns the Society has over legislation that would allow physical therapists to independently order X-rays for patients. Read more.

Society brief encourages court to examine medical evidence as physicians do
The Wisconsin Medical Society filed a brief last Friday (Dec. 11) in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in Bayer v. Dobbins, a case examining how courts should interpret and apply Wisconsin’s updated standard for expert testimony to medical evidence. Read more.

Registration for spring 2016 leadership series now open
The Wisconsin Medical Society has opened registration for the spring 2016 session of Leading Healthy Work Systems. Read more.

Free clinic in Middleton seeks physician volunteers
The BSP Free Clinic in Middleton is seeking physician volunteers, particularly urologists, endocrinologists and obstetricians/gynecologists. Read more.

Nominations for Society offices, resolutions due soon
Two key deadlines related to the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting are fast approaching. Read more.

Reminder: Submit abstracts for Annual Meeting forum by Jan. 11
There’s less than a month left to submit abstracts to the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Innovations in Health Care forum. The quality improvement and research forum is being held April 2, 2016, in conjunction with the Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Read more.

Newsmakers

Miller, Evans honored as Health Care Heroes
Two Wisconsin Medical Society members were among 15 health care professionals honored with a Health Care Heroes Award from BizTimes Media Dec. 11 in Milwaukee. Read more.