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Medigram: December 7, 2017

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Society brief highlights barriers to Medicaid participation
The Wisconsin Medical Society filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Monday in Papa v. Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Read more.

News Briefs

Help meet $10,000 challenge: Donate by Dec. 30
Antigo physicians Noel and Lakshmi Deep have pledged a $10,000 gift to the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and are challenging fellow physicians and other supporters to collectively match their donation between now and Dec. 30, 2017. Read more.

Council on Legislation meets Friday
The Council on Legislation will meet tomorrow—Friday, Dec. 8—to discuss a series of bills and legislative issues. Read more.

Free Society webinar highlights 2018 changes to Quality Payment Program
MACRA, QPP, MIPS and APMs. It’s difficult to keep the acronyms straight, let alone understand their impact for physician practices. Read more.

Society’s Association Health Plan continues to grow
Although most health insurance renewals are winding down for the year, the Wisconsin Medical Society Association Health Plan (Plan) is open for year-round enrollment and offers a unique option for health care organizations. Read more.

Dec. 31 is deadline for Physician Citizen of the Year Award
Nominations for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2018 Physician Citizen of the Year Award are due Dec. 31. Read more.