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Medigram: January 22, 2015

Top Story

Gov. Walker confirmed as speaker for Doctor Day 2015
Doctor Day 2015 participants will hear from Gov. Scott Walker, as well as state Senators Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) and Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) during the event’s morning session at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Wednesday, March 11, in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

Society accepting applications for spring physician leadership program
Applications are now being accepted for the spring session of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s physician leadership program, Innovative Leadership: Leading Healthy Work Systems, scheduled for March 20, April 17 and May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Society’s headquarters in Madison. Enrollment is limited to 20 physicians. Read more.

Health care experts sought to advise on CMS State Innovation Models Award plan
Wisconsin was one of 17 states selected to receive a $2.49 million Model Design award in December as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center’s (CMMI) State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative. Volunteers are now being sought to add their expertise to the plan’s development. Read more.

Current WMJ CME focuses on prescription medication use
The use of prescription medication among Wisconsin adults is the focus of an article available for CME in the current issue of WMJ. Read more.

Colonoscopy webinar available for CME
The Wisconsin Medical Society is offering a peer-to-peer webinar for physicians and other health care professionals on the multitude of changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) for colonoscopy and other gastrointestinal procedures in 2015. Colonoscopy Coding in 2015 is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Read more.

Members sought for House of Delegates committees
The Wisconsin Medical Society is seeking interested members to serve on committees of the House of Delegates (HOD) at the Annual Meeting, April 25-26, in Madison. Members of HOD committees must be delegates or alternate delegates from their respective county medical society or specialty/special sections. Read more.