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Medigram: January 8, 2015

Top Story

Donn Dexter, MD, joins the Society as chief medical officer Jan. 12
Donn Dexter, MD, FAAN, FAASM, will join the Wisconsin Medical Society as chief medical officer beginning Jan. 12, 2015. Read more.

News Briefs

Temporary Medicaid primary care rate increase ends
Despite strong opposition from the Wisconsin Medical Society—and organized medicine—the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) two-year Medicaid Primary Care Incentive Payment ended as scheduled Dec. 31, 2014. Read more.

WMJ study brings to light a significant increase of shoulder surgeries in Wisconsin
The incidence of shoulder surgeries performed in Wisconsin is of major concern, according to the authors of a study published in the December issue of WMJ. Read more.

Submit resolutions for consideration at 2015 Annual Meeting
by Feb. 2

The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting may be more than three months away, but the Feb. 2 deadline to submit resolutions is quickly approaching. Members may submit resolutions, which help shape Society policy on important medical issues, for consideration by the Society’s House of Delegates (HOD). Read more.

Doctor Day 2015 registration open; organizers hope to draw 250
Physicians across Wisconsin are urged to participate in Doctor Day 2015 Wednesday, March 11, in Madison. The day is well-timed for physicians to be able to see their legislators and have input on the state budget and other important health care issues. Read more.

Jan. 20 is the deadline to show support for MetaStar as a Practice Transformation Network
There’s still time to support MetaStar’s application to become a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) as part of an initiative with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Read more.

Complimentary CME webinar for Society members focuses on Affordable Care Act
Wisconsin Medical Society members are invited to take advantage of a complimentary webinar titled Health Insurance Marketplace: Where Are We Now? on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Read more.