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Medigram: March 30, 2017

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More than 400 physicians, medical students participate in Doctor Day 2017 at State Capitol
With a record number of attendees, Doctor Day 2017 was an overwhelming success. Read more.

News Briefs

ePDMP requirement takes effect Saturday
The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is alerting physicians and other users of the Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) that there will be an outage tomorrow, March 31, at noon. Read more.

Joint Finance Committee kicks off budget process
The Wisconsin State Legislature’s review of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial state budget proposal kicked off this week as various executive branch agency heads appeared before the Joint Committee on Finance (JCF) to provide information and answer questions. Read more.

Society hosts summit to improve physician satisfaction
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) convened its third “Leadership Summit to Improve the Physician Experience” this afternoon in Madison. 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.

Opioid CME coming to Wisconsin Dells April 22
Registration is open for an in-person version of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s highly rated webinar, Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Opioid Prescribing Guideline. Read more.

Governor declares April 16-22 Healthcare Decisions Week
To increase awareness of the importance of advance care planning (ACP) for all adults, Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed April 16-22, 2017, Healthcare Decisions Week in Wisconsin. Read more.

Member survey closes April 3
To ensure the Wisconsin Medical Society continues to meet the needs of members, we are conducting an online survey. Read more.

April 12 Waukesha County Medical Society program examines MACRA at a local level
With changes to the Medicare payment system on the horizon, Waukesha County Medical Society (WCMS) is hosting an educational dinner program Wednesday, April 12 to prepare physicians for the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Read more.

AMA hosts free MACRA, Quality Payment Program webinar
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final policies last fall on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs). Read more.