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Medigram: October 12, 2017

Editor’s Note: Earlier today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on health care that addresses association health plans, short-term limited duration insurance and health reimbursement arrangements. Society staff will be reviewing the rules surrounding this order as they are made available and will provide comments accordingly. Watch future issues of Medigram for more information.

Top Story

Major business lobby calling for health care fee schedule in worker’s comp
Physician calls to state legislators needed
Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce (WMC) has launched a significant effort to impose a fee schedule on worker’s compensation-related health care services. Read more.

News Briefs

Society continues collaboration on opioid/drug abuse reduction
The public-private partnership among health care, elected leaders, and law enforcement in fighting the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin continued its impressive progress last Friday in the State Capitol with the latest meeting of the Wisconsin Health System State Coalition for Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction. Read more.

New CME webinar focuses on use of ePDMP
The Wisconsin Medical Society is expanding its Improving Opioid Prescribing education series. Read more.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day events throughout state Oct. 28
In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), local law enforcement agencies will be holding Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. Read more.

Nominees sought for Society offices; deadline is Jan. 3
Nominations are now being accepted for several Wisconsin Medical Society offices. Read more.

New video highlights insurance solutions for Society members
Health insurance renewals are in full swing, and Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) Insurance offers a full line of insurance products, including short-term and long-term disability, life, health and dental insurance. Read more.

Nominate a young physician; deadline is Nov. 1
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Foundation Annual Dinner on April 13, 2018, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.