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Medigram: October 26, 2017

Top Story

In memoriam: Earl R. Thayer, 1922-2017
Earl R. Thayer, who served the Wisconsin Medical Society in various roles for 40 years, passed away yesterday at Agrace Hospice in Madison following a brief illness. Read more.

News Briefs

Physicians urged to call lawmakers to prevent worker’s comp fee schedule
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) has launched a significant effort to impose a fee schedule on worker’s compensation-related health care services, and the Wisconsin Medical Society is calling on physicians to voice their opposition. Read more.

Leadership summit targets physician satisfaction and workforce
The Wisconsin Medical Society hosted its fourth Leadership Summit earlier this week as part of its ongoing effort to lead the state conversation around physician well-being. Read more.

Health care coverage and access focus of meetings on Capitol Hill
Health insurance marketplace stabilization and Medicare reimbursement disparity were the focus of a series of meetings last week in Washington, DC, between staff from Wisconsin’s delegation and the Wisconsin Medical Society, Aurora Health Care and Marshfield Clinic Health System. Read more.

Society, Foundation and Insurance streamline content on 1 Facebook page
Beginning November 2, the Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance are merging under one Facebook page to offer a more dynamic, comprehensive social media presence.Read more.

Nominations for Viste award due Nov. 1
The deadline for nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award is Nov. 1. Read more.

Bertalot named president of Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance
Shawna Bertalot, CIC, ACI, has been promoted to president of Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (WMSIFS). Read more.

Take Back My Meds MKE announces new ‘Adopt a Drop Box’ program
In conjunction with National Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 28, Take Back My Meds MKE held a press briefing today in Milwaukee to announce a new program to combat the opioid crisis. Read more.

WISHIN HIE conference to feature medical economist J.D. Kleinke
The Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) will host a one-day conference November 9 at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Read more.