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Medigram: February 15, 2018

Top Story

Society testifies against Worker’s Comp fee schedule bill
The Wisconsin Medical Society joined a host of other health care entities yesterday in voicing strong opposition to Senate Bill 665, which is the “agreed-to bill” from the state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). Read more.

News Briefs

Medicare reimbursement disparity, Association Health Plan rule focus of Capitol Hill meetings
The Wisconsin Medical Society was well represented in Washington D.C. this week as Society leaders visited with members and staff of the Wisconsin congressional delegation. Read more.

Society testifies in support of Association Health Plan proposal
Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, and Bob Borland, vice president of operations for Wisconsin Medical Society Holdings were joined by Kunal Patel, MD, of Fox Valley Radiology Associates to testify during the Assembly Committee on Health in support of Assembly Bill 920. Read more.

Resolutions for 2018 House of Delegates now available online
Resolutions to be considered at the 2018 Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) are now available online through the Society’s Virtual Reference Committees (VRCs). Read more.

Council on Legislation meeting tomorrow in Madison
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation meets tomorrow, February 16, to discuss pending legislative proposals and learn about the latest updates to the state’s enhanced prescription drug monitoring program (ePDMP). Read more.

AMA webinar aims to help practices prep for new Medicare card
The American Medical Association (AMA) is sponsoring a free webinar on February 21 at 2 p.m. about the new Medicare card and how it will impact physician practices’ workflows. Read more.

Registration open for May 30 opioid treatment course
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison is hosting the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) half-day Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder course on May 30. Read more.

WPA to host annual conference March 8-10
There has been a significant increase in research on illicit and potentially addictive substances for their possible therapeutic purposes recently, especially in the field of psychiatry. Read more.