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Medigram: May 26, 2016

Top Story

Senate hearing on chiropractor bill spurs concerns
In a rare legislative committee hearing scheduled after the Wisconsin State Legislature’s adjournment for the biennium, the State Senate Health and Human Services Committee held an informational hearing Tuesday on 2015 Senate Bill 762, which would create a new health care profession called Primary Spine Care Practitioner (PSCP). Read more.

News Briefs

Survey shows high patient satisfaction with physicians, concerns over health care costs
Nine out of 10 U.S. adults report high levels of satisfaction with their primary care physician (PCP), according to a results of national patient survey released last week by the Physicians Foundation. Read more.

Meaningful use applications for 2015 being accepted through July
The Wisconsin Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is now accepting Meaningful Use applications from eligible professionals for Program Year 2015. The deadline is July 31, 2016. Read more.

Physicians able to review hospital data through WHA Information Center
The WHA Information Center (WHAIC) is designated under state law to collect, analyze and disseminate hospital and ambulatory surgery data. Read more.

DEA to host Milwaukee opioid summit June 15
As part of its 360 Strategy, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has partnered with Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to host Key Influencers Summit: Addressing Milwaukee’s Opioid Epidemic June 15 at the Italian Cultural Center in Milwaukee. Read more.

Neuroscience research award applications due July 31
Students studying neuroscience at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) or the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) can apply for the Bennett Hiner Research Award. Applications for the $500 scholarship are due to the Wisconsin Neurological Society (WNS) office by July 31. Read more.

Society Snapshot

From 1925: Society member reflects on 60 years of medical progress
Sitting down with lawyer and historian Fred L. Holmes in 1925, Charles S. Sheldon, MD, of Madison, who was then 83 years old, shared his perspectives on the advancement of medicine over the previous 60 years. Read more.