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Medigram: August 23, 2018

Top Story

New Society webinar focuses on alternatives to opioids for treating pain
As a follow-up to the Wisconsin Medical Society’s highly rated webinar “Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Opioid Prescribing Guideline,” a new program in now available on-demand. Read more.

News Briefs

Society submits letter in response to Stark Law request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a request for information on the current physician self-referral law, also known as “Stark Law.” Read more.

Nominate a young physician
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner on April 5, 2019 in Madison. Read more.

COBRA vs. state continuation laws – Are you compliant?
Noncompliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Department of Labor (DOL) laws and incorrectly administering employee benefits are common occurrences—especially when it comes to continuation of benefits. But, they’re mistakes that can have a costly impact. Read more.


Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

“I got steam rolled, drowning in work and losing contact with my ‘real” life’,” says Lisa Maurer, MD, president of the Wisconsin Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (WACEP). In a recent column titled, “My so-called life,” Dr. Maurer shares the professional and personal lessons she learned after her EM group picked up an additional contract and managed the added workload. Read more here.