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Medigram: June 8, 2017

Top Story

Committee to vote on chiropractor bill; your action needed now
In a surprising development Wednesday afternoon, the Assembly Committee on Health scheduled a vote on Assembly Bill 260. Read more.

News Briefs

State budget stalls; future timeline unclear
Progress toward passage of the state’s 2017-2019 biennial budget stalled this week as Gov. Scott Walker and state legislature Republicans negotiate differences in how to fund major spending areas such as transportation and K-12 school. Read more.

Future of American Health Care Act uncertain
A month after passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives (House), it has moved to debate in the U.S. Senate. Read more.

Society CEO search moving ahead
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s search for its next physician CEO continues. Read more.

Did You Know: WHIO tool breaks down radiology utilization in Wisconsin
An in-depth comparison of radiology services across Wisconsin is featured in the latest “Did You Know: Information you need about the population you serve.” Read more.

Program lets physicians relive joy of first white coat
When physicians think back to the day they received their first white coat, they undoubtedly remember feeling a rush of emotions: pride, excitement, hope—even fear! Read more.

Task force chair addresses opioid addiction in adolescents at conference
Society member George Morris, MD, was recently part of a unique learning opportunity for health care professionals: the inaugural PATCH for Providers Symposium, held last month in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.