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Medigram: November 9, 2017

Top Story

Society voices opposition to fee schedule during Wisconsin Health News event
Mark Grapentine, JD, senior vice president of government relations for the Wisconsin Medical Society, voiced the Society’s opposition to a proposal that would create a Worker’s Compensation (WC) fee schedule during a panel discussion hosted by Wisconsin Health News on Tuesday. Read more.

News Briefs

CMS releases Quality Payment Program final rule,
physician fee schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released last Thursday a final rule with comment period for the Quality Payment Program (QPP), as well as the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule. Read more.

Congress acts on critical safety net programs
The US House of Representatives voted this week 242-174 to advance H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act. Read more.

Resolutions for 2018 Annual Meeting due Feb. 1
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Saturday, April 14, as part of the Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

Nov. 16 is Wisconsin Rural Health Day
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 16, Wisconsin Rural Health Day to coincide with National Rural Health Day. Read more.

MetaStar to host broadcast of IHI National Forum
on Quality Dec. 12-13

MetaStar will again host a broadcast of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care on December 12, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., and December 13, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Read more.