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Medigram: April 19, 2018

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Rolli, Morris become Society’s president and president-elect
Molli Rolli, MD, of Madison was inaugurated the 167th president of the Wisconsin Medical Society and George “Chip” Morris, MD, was elected president-elect during the Society’s Annual Meeting, held April 13-14 in Madison. Doctor Rolli succeeds Noel Deep, MD, of Antigo. Read more.

News Briefs

Society-supported legislation signed into law
Gov. Scott Walker spent most of Monday afternoon signing bills into law, as 93 pieces of pending legislation from the 2017-2018 state legislative biennium made it to his desk for final action. Read more.

Supreme Court hears arguments on cap on damages
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments this morning in Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, a case involving a constitutional challenge to Wisconsin’s $750,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases (Cap). Read more.

Physicians honored at Society Annual Meeting
During the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting in Madison on Saturday, April 14, three awards—the 2018 Director’s Award, Physician Citizen of the Year Award and Presidential Citation—were presented to honor physicians who have made a difference to the Society and the profession of medicine. Read more.

Foundation presents awards at annual fundraiser
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation honored several physician and student award winners during its Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction April 13 in Madison. Read more.

New WisMed OnCall features interview with David Sheff
In a new episode of WisMed OnCall out today, host Peter Welch interviews journalist and best-selling author David Sheff. Read more.

Apply to participate in CMS study to receive Improvement Activity credit for 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study, as outlined in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 final rule. Read more.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday
Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be taking place throughout Wisconsin this Saturday—April 28. Police and sheriffs’ departments will host events with the goal of providing a safe, convenient and responsible method of disposal for unused or expired prescription drugs. Read more.