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Medigram: March 26, 2015

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Historic SGR vote in the House; bill now awaits action by the Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 392-37 earlier today in support of H.R. 2: “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA), which would repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Read more.

News Briefs

WMJ study explores the effectiveness of social marketing to increasing immunization awareness
A study published in the current issue of WMJ asked this question: Can social marketing increase immunizations for urban, low-income children? Read more.

Registration now open for physician satisfaction CME at Annual Meeting
Physician Satisfaction: The Heart and Soul of the Profession is the focus of an educational opportunity being offered in conjunction with the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting, Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. Read more.

Deadline to register for Foundation event is next week
There is just one week left to register for the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, April 24. Read more.

Still time to register for I-PrACTISE annual meeting April 12-14
The National Collaborative for Improving Primary Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE) is holding its third annual meeting in Madison, April 12-14. Read more.