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Medigram: September 28, 2017

Top Story

State budget includes language clarifying ePDMP requirement
Gov. Scott Walker signed into law last Thursday Wisconsin’s biennial budget, which passed more than two months after the typical July 1 deadline for a budget bill. Read more.

News Briefs

Deadline looms for CHIP, FQHC funding
Following the latest unsuccessful attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate this week, there remains an effort by leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to develop legislation to stabilize the health insurance marketplace and reduce health care premiums. Read more.

Registration open for Doctor Day 2018
Doctor Day 2018 is Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Madison, and the Wisconsin Medical Society and its partners are hoping for record attendance. Read more.

Make your voice heard
Despite being an “off year” with no major elections, 2017 has been busy in terms of political giving. Read more.

Required opioid CME: Are you in compliance?
Fall is here, which means that along with pumpkin spice everything, if you haven’t already completed an approved two-hour CME program on responsible opioid prescribing, it’s time to get it done. Read more.

Treffert presents TEDx talk on ‘Accidental Genius’
Wisconsin Medical Society member Darold Treffert, MD, was a featured speaker during TEDxFondduLac, an independently organized event in the spirit of the TED Conferences mission of “Ideas worth spreading.” Read more.

MetaStar’s Health Care Quality Symposium set for Nov. 8
Registration is now open for “Overcoming Obstacles for the Health of Patients, Providers and Communities,” being held Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.