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Medigram: April 7, 2016

Top Story

Hummel inaugurated Society president; Deep voted president-elect
Barbara A. Hummel, MD, of West Allis was inaugurated the 165th President of the Wisconsin Medical Society during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Madison, April 2. She succeeds Jerry L. Halverson, MD, DFAPA, of Fitchburg. Read more.

News Briefs

Director’s Award, Presidential Citations awarded during Society’s Annual Meeting
Among the many activities that occurred during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting in Madison April 2-3, were the recognition of George M. Lange, MD, as the 2016 Director’s Award winner and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Clarence Chou, MD, as Presidential Citation honorees. Read more.

Annual Meeting highlights include research forum poster session, appearance by Gov. Walker
More than 170 physicians and medical students participated in the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting, held April 2-3 in Madison. Read more

WISMedPAC reaches Annual Meeting goal
Attendees at the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting had the opportunity to vote twice for the presidential candidate of their choice this week—once in Wisconsin’s primary election on Tuesday, the other during WISMedPAC’s informal straw poll, held Saturday and Sunday. Read more.

CMS announces 45-day Open Payments Review and Dispute period
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week the beginning of a 45-day Open Payments Review and Dispute period. Read more.

Society introduces patient experience performance improvement activity
Physicians who need to complete their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV by the end of 2016 can take advantage of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s “Improving the Patient Experience” performance improvement (PI) module. Read more.

Society Snapshot

Society member opens the state’s first TB sanitarium in 1903
Tuberculosis (TB) at the turn of the 20th Century was a critical issue for the Wisconsin Medical Society. Read more.