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Medigram: March 16, 2017

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State boards indicate flexibility in manner of ePDMP compliance
Two State of Wisconsin regulatory boards reiterated support for widespread physician utilization of the enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) in separate meetings in Madison this week. Read more.

News Briefs

Society submits comments on CMS Market Stabilization Rule
The Wisconsin Medical Society last week submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its proposed “Market Stabilization Rule.” Read more.

Society launches effort to address mental and behavioral health
The Wisconsin Medical Society convened a small group of key health care stakeholders last week in Madison to begin to address myriad issues related to mental and behavioral health. Read more.

‘Rural Initiative’ legislators introduce health care bills
A group of Wisconsin State Assembly Republicans are promoting legislation this session under the “Wisconsin Rural Initiative” banner, focusing on technology, workforce, education and health care. Read more.

Physicians sought to serve as WMJ reviewers
WMJ is seeking to expand its existing pool of highly qualified reviewers. Published six times a year, WMJ is the Wisconsin Medical Society’s peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal. Read more.

April 8 Reference Committees offer options for participation
Reference Committee hearings to discuss resolutions and other items of business that will be considered by the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2017 House of Delegates (HOD) will be held Saturday, April 8 at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

RFS delegate nomination deadline extended to March 20
The Resident Fellow Section (RFS) of the Wisconsin Medical Society is seeking members to serve as delegates and alternate delegates for the House of Delegates meeting Saturday, April 22 in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

MetaStar to provide Quality Payment Program assistance for small practices
In partnership with Altarum Institute and other organizations across seven states, MetaStar will provide Quality Payment Program (QPP) technical assistance to small practices across Wisconsin. Read more.

Fraud Alert: HHS Hotline being used as part of phone scam
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) confirmed recently that the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. Read more.

Reminder: Medicaid EHR incentive deadline two weeks away
The deadline for Eligible Professionals to apply for a Program Year 2016 incentive payment through the Wisconsin Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is March 31. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. Read more.