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Medigram: September 15, 2016

Top Story

Important medical liability case will not go directly
to Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to take jurisdiction over a case that could have a substantial impact on the practice of medicine in Wisconsin. Read more.

News Briefs

Society submits comments on proposed PFS rule to CMS
The Wisconsin Medical Society submitted comments last week to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on the 2017 proposed physician fee schedule (PFS) rule. Read more.

Assembly GOP rolls out policy package for 2017-2018
With the November elections approaching, various political organizations are beginning to ramp up policy proposals for the 2017-2018 state legislative biennium. Read more.

Honoring Choices Wisconsin recognized for excellence in community engagement
Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW), the Wisconsin Medical Society’s advance care planning initiative, received an award for “Excellence in Community Engagement” during the Respecting Choices® National Share the Experience conference last week in Milwaukee. Read more.

Former US Rep. Patrick Kennedy to speak in Milwaukee Sept. 19
Tickets are still available for a Sept. 19 event featuring former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy. Being held to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse, the program is being hosted by the Medical Society of Milwaukee County (MSMC) at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee. Read more.

WPA fall conference to focus on violence
While violence is not a new phenomenon, it is an increasing problem in today’s society and the focus of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association’s fall conference Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Milwaukee. Read more.