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Medigram: March 19, 2015

Top Story

Society urges Congress to pass sustainable growth rate bill
A bill to repeal and replace the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula was reintroduced in Congress today. Read more.

News Briefs

Medical Examining Board tackling opioid abuse
The state of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) spent part of its monthly meeting yesterday discussing efforts underway at both the state and national levels to combat opioid abuse and the MEB’s potential role in those efforts. Read more.

Foundation awards more than $60,000 in grants for 2015
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is proud to announce $60,157 in grant awards to 11 health programs and 14 school gardens in 2015. Read more.

WISMedPAC Board commits to raise $100,000 in 2015
The WISMedPAC Board set a goal to raise $100,000 in 2015 when it met earlier this month. In 2014, WISMedPAC and WISMedDIRECT raised almost $80,000, an increase of nearly $35,000 over 2013. So far, $12,000 has been raised in 2015. Read more.

Annual Meeting 5 weeks away; HOD anchors event-filled weekend
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting is just five weeks away, and Delegates are reminded to make hotel reservations before next week’s March 24 deadline. Read more.

Register now for Foundation fundraising event: Deadline April 3
ZDoggMD, also known as Zubin Damania, MD, is coming to entertain physicians and other guests at the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s 2015 Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction on April 24. Read more.