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Medigram: June 4, 2015

Top Story

Capitol Roundup: Budget debate continues, Society testifies
on 2 bills

With the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (JCF) continuing its work on the 2015-2017 biennial state budget and numerous other committees churning through proposed legislation, the State Capitol is a busy place in June. Read more.

News Briefs

Letter to CMS from Ways and Means Committee lists steps for smooth ICD-10 transition
With the implementation deadline for ICD-10 less than four months away, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday outlining six recommendations to help ensure a smooth transition. Read more.

PI CME activity offers MOC Part IV credit for physicians
The Wisconsin Medical Society is offering a facilitated Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI CME) activity for physicians to explore current breast cancer screening processes and work with their peers to identify opportunities to improve patient care. Read more.

Wisconsin advance care planning efforts draw national attention
Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW)—an initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society—and other advance care planning leaders in the state, were featured recently in an article published by Vox.com. Read more.

Upcoming science festival an opportunity for physicians to interact with youth
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking physician volunteers for two days during the Wisconsin Science Festival, an annual celebration of science, Oct. 22-25 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Read more.