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New CEO meets with lawmakers in DC

In his first week as the Wisconsin Medical Society’s new CEO, Clyde “Bud” Chumbley, MD, MBA, traveled to Washington, DC, to meet members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson.

Along with Lisa Davidson, the Society’s vice president of advocacy and membership, Dr. Chumbley visited with lawmakers to discuss various Society priorities, including efforts to address the disparity in Medicare reimbursement based on geography (Geographic Practice Cost Index), funding for two safety net programs—the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Federally Qualified Health Centers—and the importance of preserving gains made in coverage for patients and ensuring they have access to high quality care regardless of their location. He also expressed appreciation for their past support of other Society initiatives and shared his desire to see physicians become more engaged in the legislative process.

Doctor Chumbley and Ms. Davidson will share more information about their visit to Capitol Hill during a Facebook Live event tomorrow at noon. During the Q and A-format event, Society members also will have the opportunity to learn more about Dr. Chumbley, both personally and professionally, as well as his short- and long-term goals for the Society.

To watch the event live, visit the Society’s Facebook page and click on the event link. The video will be available online after the live event.

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