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Medigram: December 14, 2017

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Society supports bills to fight psychiatry shortage, promote safer drug practices
The Wisconsin Medical Society has registered strong support for legislation that would create incentives for psychiatrists to practice medicine in Wisconsin. Read more.

News Briefs

Clock is ticking to avoid Medicare payment penalty
With the end of year quickly approaching, now is the time for physicians to finalize and submit data to avoid a 4 percent penalty for their Medicare Part B reimbursement. Read more.

Physicians Foundation awards grant to support Society’s physician wellness efforts
The Physicians Foundation has awarded the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation a $150,000 grant to support the Wisconsin Medical Society’s continued efforts to address the issue of physician wellness over the next two years. Read more.

Insurance Commissioner’s Office considering ACA waiver option
Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) is exploring an option to apply for a State Innovation Waiver to help shore up the state’s individual health insurance market. Read more.

Physician satisfaction survey deadline December 20
More than 900 physicians statewide have completed the Wisconsin Medical Society’s physician satisfaction survey, and we are hoping to exceed 1000 responses before the survey closes next week. Read more.

Nominees sought for Board certification ‘Vision Commission’
A Planning Committee put together by various stakeholders for the “Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future” initiative has issued a Call for Nominations for individuals to serve on the Vision Commission. Read more.

Deadline nears for nominees for Society offices
The deadline for nominations for open Society offices is fast approaching. All nomination materials for the following offices are due to the Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) Nominating Committee by Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Read more.