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Medigram: February 16, 2017

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MEB discusses ePDMP readiness
A staff update on the enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) was among the agenda items at the State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board monthly meeting on Wednesday in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

DSPS offers tips for signing up for the ePDMP
While signups for the enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) have been steady in the first month since the ePDMP was launched on January 17 (see related Medigram story), the Wisconsin Medical Society has heard from some physicians who have experienced technical issues when attempting to create an account. Read more.

Meet the nominees for Society offices
The Nominating Committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) prepared a slate of nominees for Society offices during its meeting Jan. 27. Read more.

Resolutions for 2017 House of Delegates now online
Resolutions to be considered at the 2017 Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) are now available online through the Society’s Virtual Reference Committees (VRCs). Read more.

Society continues efforts to shape health care reform
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s efforts to influence and shape the ongoing discussion regarding health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue. Read more.

State Group Insurance Board votes to self-fund
The Wisconsin State Group Insurance Board (GIB) voted to move from the current fully insured model to a self-funded, regional model at its meeting last week. Read more.

Register today for Doctor Day 2017
The Wisconsin Medical Society and its partners are more than half way to their goal of drawing at least 400 physicians to the State Capitol Wednesday, March 29, for Doctor Day 2017. Read more.

Nominees sought for Resident Fellow Section
The Resident Fellow Section (RFS) of the Wisconsin Medical Society is seeking nominations for delegates and alternate delegates for the Society’s Annual House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting, as well as several leadership positions. Read more.

Last chance to register for spring CME leadership program
A few seats remain for the spring 2017 session of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s “Leading Healthy Work Systems” physician leadership program. The three-part series will be held March 10, April 7 and May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.