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Medigram: August 31, 2017

Top Story

Society weighs in on changes to Quality Payment Program
The Wisconsin Medical Society submitted comments last week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Read more.

News Briefs

Worker’s Comp committee proposes health care fee schedule
The state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Committee (WCAC), whose voting members come from the state’s labor and business communities, has included creation of a health care fee schedule as one of the negotiated “agreed-to” items that will be submitted as state legislation later this fall. Read more.

New statewide task force targets elder abuse
Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the creation of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Elder Abuse Monday in Milwaukee. Read more.

Free health care reform webinar available for Society members
A new webinar—Health Care Reform: A synopsis of plans, legislation and next steps—is now available at no cost to Wisconsin Medical Society members. Read more.

Waukesha CMS to host Town Hall with legislators Sept. 26
The Waukesha County Medical Society will host its Annual Town Hall Meeting with legislators on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Delafield Hotel. Read more.

AAFP president-elect to speak at WCMEW workforce conference
Michael Munger, MD, will highlight trends and challenges facing health care professionals nationwide during his opening keynote presentation at the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW) conference Sept. 27 in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

Registration open for Sept. 13 security risk analysis
Both HIPAA and the Advancing Care Information (ACI) component of the Quality Payment Program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 require physicians to protect their patient information by conducting a security risk analysis. Read more.