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Medigram: June 9, 2016

Top Story

Congressional members support geographic measure accuracy
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) and Iowa Medical Society (IMS) worked with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to encourage development of a more equitable way to determine the geographic measures used to calculate the Medicare reimbursement rate for physicians. Read more.

News Briefs

White coat campaign seeks sponsors for record-breaking class
With more than 435 students entering medical school in Wisconsin this year, it’s a record-breaking class. And thanks to the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s White Coat Campaign, each of those students will receive a warm welcome to the profession. Read more.

Earn CME in latest WMJ
Wisconsin Medical Society members can earn free continuing medical education (CME) credit by reading “A Qualitative Pilot Study of Pediatricians’ Approach to Childhood Obesity” and successfully completing the subsequent quiz in the latest issue of WMJ. Read more.

Limited spots available for fall leadership series
A few open spots remain for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2016 fall session of Leading Healthy Work Systems. Read more.

Hospitals, clinics should be aware of ransomware
Ransomware may sound like something out of a James Bond film, but unfortunately this kind of malicious software is very real. Read more.

Society Snapshot

Wisconsin pioneered legislation of basic science standards
The Basic Science Law of 1925 was a major piece of public health legislation, establishing an educational standard for practitioners charged with treating the sick in Wisconsin. Read more.