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Medigram: July 7, 2016

Top Story

Court of Appeals overturns decision barring physician expert testimony in malpractice case
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals released its decision Wednesday in Bayer v. Dobbins, et. al., overturning a trial court decision that had prohibited several physician expert witnesses from testifying in a medical malpractice case. Read more.

News Briefs

Society creates online MACRA resource
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) not only repealed Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, but it also realigns many Medicare program requirements. Read more.

From the AMA: Important reminder about billing requirements for certain dual-eligibles
As part of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) ongoing work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on issues affecting Medicare providers and beneficiaries, the AMA would like to remind physicians that balance billing is prohibited for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program. Read more.

Society Snapshot

Past Society president also served as first dean of merged Milwaukee medical school
Like his counterpart Charles Bardeen, MD, in Madison, Wisconsin Medical Society past president Louis F. Jermain, MD, helped to advance medical education in Milwaukee. Read more.