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Medigram: February 2, 2017

Top Story

Society Board endorses health care reform principles
With the tremendous focus on health care reform and its subsequent effect on Wisconsin patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors endorsed a set of health care reform principles at its meeting in Madison on Saturday. Read more.

News Briefs

Senate committee approves CBD oil possession bill
A Wisconsin State Senate committee took rapid action this week, approving legislation that prevents state or local law enforcement prosecution for possession of cannabidiol (CBD) oil under certain circumstances. Read more.

WISHIN addresses ePDMP questions for participants
With the Jan. 17 launch of the new electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP), questions have arisen for physicians and other providers who use the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) to access ePDMP data. Read more.

March 31 last day to apply for Medicaid EHR incentive
The Meaningful Use Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting period ended Dec. 31; however, the deadline for Eligible Professionals to apply for an incentive payment through the Wisconsin EHR Incentive Program is March 31 for Program Year 2016. Read more.

Council on Legislation to discuss bills before State Legislature
Several bills that will be taken up during the 2017-2018 legislative session are the focus of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s next Council on Legislation meeting Feb. 10. Read more.

Spring leadership program kicks off March 10
There is still time to register for the spring session of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s “Leading Healthy Work Systems.” Read more.

Health literacy summit coming to Madison in April
The 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit—Health Literacy: A Critical Link in Patient Engagement—will be held April 4-5 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.