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Medigram: April 26, 2018

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Wall Street Journal editorial cites Society’s concerns over proposed rule
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) is continuing its effort to influence a proposed rule that would threaten the Society’s Association Health Plan, and in an editorial last Sunday, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) supported the Society’s position. Read more.

News Briefs

Physicians exceed PAC challenge
Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) members surpassed the goal to raise $30,000 for the Society’s political giving programs by the conclusion of the Annual Meeting April 14. Contributions totaled $41,000. Read more.

DEA warns of extortion scam
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the public to be aware of a scam involving individuals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel to extort money from their victims. Read more.

CDC names Society member 2018 Childhood Immunization Champion; DHS recognizes ‘BigShots’
The Wisconsin Medical Society congratulates member Jeffrey Moore, MD, of the Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center, who was named a 2018 Childhood Immunization Champion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more.

Society weighs in on two policy issues
The Wisconsin Medical Society recently submitted comments on two new regulatory policies: the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) “Medicaid Managed Care Quality Strategy” and a proposed rule regarding short-term limited-duration insurance plans (STLDI). Read more.

Flooding is common, insurance covering the damage is not
Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, causing billions in economic losses each year. However, standard homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover flood damage Read more.