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Medigram: October 27, 2016

Top Story

CMS releases final MACRA rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) final rule, a nearly 2,200 page document that creates a new Medicare payment system: the Quality Payment Program (QPP).Read more.

News Briefs

Medical Examining Board approves CME rule regarding opioids
The state’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) has approved a rule requiring most physicians to complete two continuing medical education (CME) credits on the MEB’s opioid prescribing guideline. Read more.

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact prepares early 2017 launch
The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission has set a target goal of January 2017 for qualified physicians to seek licensure in multiple states via the Compact’s voluntary expedited licensure process. Read more.

Four new groups join Honoring Choices Wisconsin
Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s advance care planning initiative, is pleased to announce four new participating organizations. Read more.

Resolutions for 2017 Annual Meeting due Feb. 1
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Saturday, April 22, 2017, as part of the Society’s 2017 Annual Meeting at the Glacier Canyon Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

State Senate elections could impact majority
With Election Day less than two weeks away and the presidential race dominating the media, it’s easy to overlook important races at the state level. Read more.

Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance and Financial Services honored for excellent customer service
Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance and Financial Services has received a 2016 Customer Service Award from ProAssurance Corporation. Read more.

Alzheimer’s Disease Update Conference Nov. 17-18
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute is hosting its 14th annual CME conference November 17-18 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. Read more.