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Medigram: November 16, 2017

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Wisconsin Supreme Court will have final say on cap on damages
The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed this week to review a decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals striking down the cap on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases. Read more.

News Briefs

State Legislature wraps up fall floor session
Both the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate held floor sessions last week—likely the last time either house will meet as a whole until 2018. Read more.

Register for Doctor Day 2018
Building off record attendance at Doctor Day 2017, the Wisconsin Medical Society and its partners are hoping to once again draw at least 400 physicians to the State Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 30 for Doctor Day 2018. Read more.

Federal update: New pick named to lead HHS, open enrollment underway, tax proposal aims to eliminate individual mandate
President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Azar’s background includes six years in the department during the George W. Bush administration and under the tenure of Tommy G. Thompson. Read more.

Wisconsin well-represented at AMA Interim Meeting
The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policies aimed at improving health and addressing emerging health care issues. Read more.

Nominations open for 2018 Physician Citizen of the Year Award
The Wisconsin Medical Society is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Physician Citizen of the Year Award. Read more.

Physicians share musical talents for charity
Green Bay area physicians are set to take the stage January 20, 2018, for the annual Doctors in Recital, an evening of eclectic music and performance featuring physicians and other health care professionals. Read more.

Deer vs. auto—Are you covered?
With increased deer activity on Wisconsin roads, Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Ted Nickel reminds consumers to review their auto insurance policy. Read more.