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Medigram: January 4, 2018

Top Story

Business lobby turns up heat on Worker’s Comp fee schedule; physicians urged to contact legislators
The state’s most powerful business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), continues to apply heavy pressure on the Wisconsin state legislature to create a health care fee schedule in the state’s worker’s compensation (WC) system. Read more.

News Briefs

WMJ reports look at hunting tree stand safety, changing face of hospital medicine
With Wisconsin’s nine-day firearm deer hunting season in November, and a five-month bow and arrow season from September to January, there are many hunters using tree stands and risking injury from falls. Read more.

Check us out on Instagram
To showcase our members and the everyday beauty that makes Wisconsin a terrific place to practice medicine, the Wisconsin Medical Society is launching a new social media presence on Instagram: “wismed_docs”. Read more.

Deadlines loom for Congress in new year
Congress has returned to Washington, D.C., with unfinished business and some critical deadlines in January. Read more.

DHS announces grants to fund addiction treatment
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today more than $2 million in grants to expand treatment services for opioid and methamphetamine addiction. Read more.

Doctor Day 2018 is Jan 30; have you registered?
With Doctor Day 2018 fast approaching, organizers are getting close to their goal of 400 participants. Read more.

Resolutions for 2018 Annual Meeting due Feb 1; Reference Committees set for March 24
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Saturday, April 14, as part of the Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. Read more.