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Medigram: February 19, 2015

Top Story

All district caucus meetings scheduled;
resolutions available Feb. 26

The caucus meetings for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s eight districts have all been set and are scheduled mid-March through mid-April. Read more.

News Briefs

Nominees sought for Resident Fellow Section
leadership positions

Nominations are being accepted for a number of leadership positions within the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Resident Fellow Section (RFS) Governing Council. Read more.

CMS announces new Oncology Care Model
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week a new multi-payer payment and care delivery model that would support better care coordination for cancer care in the United States. Read more.

Cyber liability insurance essential to mitigating emerging risks
Electronic health records and the adoption of new technologies to improve the efficiency and quality of medicine have many advantages, but they also expose organizations to a new and unique set of risks. Read more.

PQRS registry reporting for 2014 still available
PQRSwizard, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-qualified registry, has extended to March 15 its deadline for eligible professionals (EPs) to report quality measures for the 2014 calendar year. Read more.

Doctor Day 2015 nearing goal; still time to register
Doctor Day 2015 organizers are nearing their goal of bringing together at least 250 physicians at the State Capitol, Wednesday, March 11. To date, over 220 physicians have signed up, and there’s still time to register. Read more.

I-PrACTISE annual meeting April 12-14
“Bringing Policy into Practice” is the focus of the third annual National Collaborative to Improve PrimAry Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE) meeting, April 12-14 at The Pyle Center in Madison. Read more.