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Medigram: May 7, 2015

Top Story

Joint Finance Committee recommends end to annual
physician assessment

The Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (Finance) voted Tuesday to recommend ending an annual $70 assessment on physicians, earmarked for the state’s Department of Health Services’ (DHS) data collection efforts. Read more.

News Briefs

Wisconsin Supreme Court decision impacts validity of noncompete agreements
The Wisconsin Supreme Court filed a decision in Runzheimer v. Friedlen last Thursday, holding that where an employer conditions an at-will employee’s continued employment on the signing of a noncompete agreement, the resulting agreement is not presumed unenforceable. Read more.

Council on Health Care Ethics to discuss vaccinations, Society policies
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Ethics will discuss vaccinations and other Society policies at its meeting Friday, May 8. Read more.

Society’s Council on Legislation meets May 8
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation will meet tomorrow, May 8, at 1 p.m. at Society headquarters. Read more.

Physician Compass offers PQRS reporting solution
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) and the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) have launched Physician Compass, a health care data reporting company. Read more.

Physician education offered at Symposium 2015
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s annual Symposium—featuring CME sessions for physicians—will be Sept. 21-22 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.