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Medigram: February 25, 2016

Top Story

Society leaders, staff meet with lawmakers in Washington, DC
The Wisconsin Medical Society was well represented in Washington D.C. this week as Society leaders visited with members or offices of the entire Wisconsin congressional delegation. Read more.

News Briefs

Court of Appeals resolves confusion regarding Act 217
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued a decision Wednesday in Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. v. Schimel, et al., providing what is believed to be a definitive interpretation of certain statutory requirements applicable to physicians performing or inducing abortions in Wisconsin. Read more.

RFS, YPS leadership applications due Feb. 29
The Wisconsin Medical Society is accepting applications for open Resident Fellow Section (RFS) and Young Physician Section (YPS) leadership positions until Feb. 29. Read more.

Annual Meeting 5 weeks away; HOD anchors weekend’s events
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting is just five weeks away, and delegates are reminded to make hotel reservations before next week’s March 1 deadline. Read more.

CMS clarifies hardship exception for meaningful use
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued FAQ #14357 to clarify the hardship exception for meaningful use for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive program. Read more.

A new way to stay informed on biotechnology
Biotechnology is changing the face of medical practice, but physicians can stay abreast of emerging medical treatments and technologies at the Biotech and the Law 2016 Global Conference & Expo, May 5-7 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

Society Snapshot

One doctor’s discovery about tuberculosis yields more debate
In 1883, the Wisconsin Medical Society sent recommendations calling for the separation of people with tuberculosis (TB) and those not infected, including family members and people in public buildings. Read more.