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Medigram: December 21, 2017

Top Story

Worker’s Comp bill introduced in Senate Labor Committee
After languishing for more than two months with no authors, the worker’s compensation (WC) “agreed-to” bill establishing a fee schedule for health care services provided to injured workers was introduced by the Wisconsin State Senate’s Labor Committee on Tuesday. Read more.

News Briefs

Society sends ‘wish list’ to Congress
The Wisconsin Medical Society shared with Congress its year-end wish list on Tuesday. Read more.

Fund Board defers action on fees until March
At its meeting yesterday, the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (Fund) Board deferred setting Fund assessments for 2018-2019 until its March meeting. Read more.

WMJ study describes population and geographic characteristics of firearm deaths
A report published in the current issue of WMJ looks at the demographic and geographic factors contributing to Wisconsin’s rising deaths due to firearms. Read more.

Last chance: Dec. 31 is deadline to complete MEB-required opioid CME
Just a few days remain before the deadline to complete an approved two-hour CME program on responsible opioid prescribing. Read more.

AMA report: physician practices at risk for cyberattacks
Eighty-three percent of physicians have experienced a cyberattack of some type, according to a recent article in AMA Wire. Read more.