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Medigram: September 14, 2017

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Society submits comments on proposed updates to Physician Fee Schedule, Outpatient Prospective Payment System
The Wisconsin Medical Society submitted comments on Monday to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on proposed updates to the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).Read more.

News Briefs

Society priorities focus of meetings in Washington, DC
Wisconsin Medical Society members’ concerns were the focus of several meetings in Washington, DC, last week. Read more.

Over 500 attend MSMC-sponsored summit on poverty
The Medical Society of Milwaukee County (MSMC) brought author and researcher Kathryn J. Edin to Milwaukee for the Social Development Commission Summit on Poverty last week in Milwaukee. Read more.

Society renewed as MOC Portfolio Sponsor
The Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program), on behalf of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and participating member boards, has renewed the Wisconsin Medical Society’s status as a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio Sponsor. Read more.

Council on Legislation meets Friday
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation will meet Friday, Sept. 15 to address a series of issues. Read more.

Frey honored for lifetime achievement by AAFP
Wisconsin Medical Society member John J. Frey III, MD, received the John G. Walsh Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Medicine during the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday. Read more.

WPA conference to explore ethics, integrated care and complex patient interactions
Ethicist-in-Residence for Sheppard Pratt Health System Mark Komrad, MD, will join the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association (WPA) for two ethics presentations during its fall conference October 5 and 6 in Milwaukee. Read more.