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Medigram: September 24, 2015

Top Story

Society leaders meet with lawmakers in DC as part of annual AMPAC conference
Wisconsin Medical Society leaders met with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last week to address the topics of meaningful use and graduate medical education (GME) caps. Read more.

News Briefs

State Assembly passes Interstate Medical Licensure
Compact bill 95-1

The Wisconsin Medical Society today praised the Wisconsin State Assembly for its overwhelming bipartisan support of Assembly Bill 253 (AB 253), which allows Wisconsin to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Read more.

Honoring Choices Wisconsin releases 3-minute video
Responding to user feedback, Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) has released Have the Conversation, a condensed version of its initial 10-minute video, It’s About the Conversation, both of which were produced in collaboration with Wisconsin Public Television (WPT). Read more.

MEB take complaints seriously; physicians should, too
Wisconsin’s physicians provide health care that’s consistently ranked among the best in the nation. This does not mean that all physicians are immune from the state’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) taking action against a physician’s license. Read more.

MetaStar invites practices to join behavioral health initiative
Depression and alcohol use disorders are two conditions frequently underidentified that can lead to negative patient outcomes, higher care costs and higher rates of hospital readmissions. Read more.

WCMEW team-based summit coming in November
The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) is hosting its 2015 team-based care summit, Transforming Concepts Into Reality, in Appleton Thursday, Nov. 12. Read more.

Entries sought for annual Monato Rural Health Essay contest
All students or recent graduates of any University of Wisconsin System campus within the preceding year are eligible to compete for the 24th annual Monato Rural Health Essay Prize. Read more.