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Medigram: July 26, 2018

Top Story

Legislative study committee examines Direct Primary Care
A special legislative study committee examining the issue of Direct Primary Care (DPC) arrangements in Wisconsin held its first meeting Tuesday in the State Capitol. Read more.

News Briefs

Society’s CME program awarded Accreditation with Commendation
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has awarded Accreditation with Commendation status to the Wisconsin Medical Society as a CME provider for physicians. Read more.

Stark law under review
The U.S. Committee on Ways and Means recently held a hearing reexamining the Stark Law in light of the transition from volume to value in the Medicare Program. Read more.

Reviewers sought for WMJ
WMJ is seeking to expand its existing pool of highly qualified reviewers. Read more.

September workshop includes ASAM’s Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course
Clinicians who see patients with substance use disorder are invited to participate in a day of clinical workshops being offered by the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine. Read more.

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

It’s probably no surprise to anyone involved in Medicine that much of the money spent on health care in the United States doesn’t go to providing care at all. A recent article published in The New York Times explores the myriad factors that contribute to the overall cost of the U.S. health care system and what makes our administrative costs in No. 1 in the world.

Click here to read “Hidden From View: The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care” by Austin Frakt.