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Society sends ‘wish list’ to Congress

The Wisconsin Medical Society shared with Congress its year-end wish list on Tuesday. In a letter to each member of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation, Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, and Lisa Davidson, vice president of advocacy and membership, thanked them for their assistance during the past year on health care-related issues and reiterated those issues that still require action and support.

The letters ask Congress to fund and/or reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare Extenders and Federally Qualified Health Centers. They also make a case for raising the Geographic Price Cost Index floor as it relates to Medicare reimbursement for Wisconsin physicians and call on Congress to support HR 4552/S 1291, which would address current graduate medical education policy and allow hospitals to host a small number of visiting resident rotators for short durations without setting a permanent full-time equivalent resident cap. Click here to read a copy of the letter sent to Speaker Paul Ryan.

The Society has already received positive feedback from legislators’ offices. Please contact H.J. Waukau or Lisa Davidson with any questions or comments.

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