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Medigram: June 11, 2015

Top Story

Society endorses advance care planning legislation
The Wisconsin Medical Society, along with Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, endorses federal advance care planning (ACP) legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan coalition, which includes Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Read more.

News Briefs

Society board member elected, medical student sworn in at AMA Annual Meeting
The American Medical Association (AMA) elected and inaugurated several new members from Wisconsin at the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago June 6-10. Read more.

Bill interfering with the patient-physician relationship advances
The Wisconsin State Senate approved a bill earlier this week which, if enacted, would establish new and unsafe requirements in the physician-patient relationship for specific medical encounters. Read more.

MEB takes complaints seriously; physicians should too
Wisconsin’s physicians provide health care that’s consistently ranked among the best in the nation. This does NOT mean that all physicians are immune from the state’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) taking action against a physician’s license. Read more.

CME available for obesity and nutrition services
webinar next week

The Wisconsin Medical Society is offering the CME webinar Getting Paid for Obesity & Nutrition Services June 17 for physicians and their health care teams. Read more.

‘Own specialty’ in a disability policy significant for physicians
Physicians know how important preventive care is for the health and well-being of their patients. The same is true for physicians when it comes to protecting their future incomes with a disability insurance policy. Read more.