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Medigram: October 1, 2015

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Society participates in AMA-led payment reform task force
Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Rick Abrams and Chris Rasch, the Society’s director of state and federal relations, participated in a meeting Tuesday in Washington D.C. as part of the AMA’s Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 implementation task force. Read more.

News Briefs

No more delays: ICD-10 deadline is here
Following two delays by Congress, today marks the official implementation of ICD-10, the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. Read more.

Nominations for 2016 Physician Citizen of the Year Award
due Dec. 15

The Wisconsin Medical Society is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Physician Citizen of the Year Award. Read more.

Register today for 2015 Sharing the Experience Conference
Registration is now open for Honoring Choices Wisconsin’s (HCW) third annual Sharing the Experience Conference, Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Read more.

Toussaint is featured speaker for MetaStar symposium
Wisconsin Medical Society member John Toussaint, MD, CEO of ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, is one of two keynote speakers for MetaStar’s Health Care Quality Symposium: “The Value of Better Health,” being held Nov. 5 at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.


Society member’s textbook on chronic pain
management published

Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a textbook written by Wisconsin Medical Society member Sridhar Vasudevan, MD, was recently published by Springer, a 170-year-old publishing house geared toward the scientific, technical and medical fields. Read more.

Schwartzstein elected to national leadership position
Wisconsin Medical Society member Alan Schwartzstein, MD, was elected American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Vice Speaker of the Congress of Delegates at AAFP’s 2015 meeting in Denver earlier this week. Read more.