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Medigram: September 10, 2015

Top Story

Rep. Nygren announces continued HOPE efforts to battle heroin, opioid addiction
Wisconsin State Assembly Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) plans to expand on the successes of the HOPE agenda passed during the last legislative biennium by introducing four new bills this session. Rep. Nygren made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

Society submits comments on proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule
The Wisconsin Medical Society submitted extensive comments earlier this week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read more.

Council to discuss PDMP, new HOPE legislation at next meeting
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation will hear from Chad Zadrazil, director of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), at its next meeting Friday, Sept. 18. Read more.

Registration still open for Symposium 2015
There’s still time to register for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Symposium 2015, being held Sept. 21-22 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

Former Perdue Farms CMO to speak at Business Health Care Group annual meeting Sept. 30
Roger Merrill, MD, is the featured speaker at Business Health Care Group’s upcoming annual meeting Sept. 30 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Read more.