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Medigram: July 21, 2016

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Medical Examining Board approves opioid prescribing guidelines
The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB) approved best practice guidelines for opioid prescribing at its monthly meeting in Madison on Wednesday. Read more.

News Briefs

Supreme Court asked to take case challenging cap on noneconomic damages
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court Tuesday to take jurisdiction over a case that could have a substantial impact on the practice of medicine in Wisconsin. Read more.

Medicare 2017 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule published
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) last week and is accepting comments through Sept. 6. Read more.

Maximum fees providers may charge for copies of health care records increases
The maximum fees health care providers may charge for providing copies of health care records are adjusted annually based on the consumer price index (see Wis. Stat. § 146.83 (3f) (c) 2 for specific details). Read more.

Students team up to share healthy living tips with youth
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s Prescription for a Healthy You program drew a record number of participants last week at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County Allied Center in Madison. Read more.

Financial literacy panel aims to answer questions for students, residents and young physicians
Providing answers to the question, “What do you wish you had known when you finished medical school?” is the goal of a free panel discussion and dinner being held Sept. 13 at Wisconsin Medical Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

Registration now open for Symposium 2016
Registration is open for “Symposium 2016: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate,” being held Sept. 15-16 in Madison. Read more.

ACP-Wisconsin program to explore impact of gun violence, climate change
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is hosting educational sessions on the health effects of global climate change and gun violence as part of its 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.