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Medigram: August 3, 2017

Top Story

Society urges Congress to take bipartisan, transparent approach to health care reform
Without the votes to pass legislation in the U.S. Senate and Congress adjourned for August, the future of health care reform is uncertain. Read more.

News Briefs

Society joins amicus brief in case affecting patient-physician relationship
The Wisconsin Medical Society joined other health care associations in an amicus brief filed last Friday in Loertscher v. Anderson, a case questioning a Wisconsin law long-blamed as negatively impacting the patient-physician relationship and discouraging prenatal care
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State-mandated opioid prescribing CME deadline is Dec. 31
Wisconsin-licensed physicians who have not yet completed an approved course on responsible opioid prescribing must do so by Dec. 31. Read more.

WMJ focuses on opioid misuse and abuse
Opioid abuse is a major concern in the United States and the latest issue of WMJ features several articles that explore the problem as it connects to the practice of medicine. Read more.

Society’s Association Health Plan quoting now for 2018
Health insurance renewals will be in full swing soon, and the Wisconsin Medical Society Association Health Plan (Plan) offers a unique option for health care organizations such as community-based hospitals, independent practices and hospice facilities to purchase their group health insurance.
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QPP Resource Center offers free assistance for eligible practices
In partnership with Altarum Institute and other organizations across seven states, MetaStar is providing Quality Payment Program (QPP) technical assistance to small practices across Wisconsin through the Quality Payment Program Resource Center.™ Read more.