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Medigram: March 1, 2018

Top Story

Annual Meeting CME to focus on stigma, registration now open
Registration is now open for “Increasing Compassion Resilience: A Key to Stigma Reduction.” Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, the program is being offered in conjunction with the Society’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

Physician advocacy efforts successfully resolve Anthem reimbursement issue
Physicians across the country have successfully combined their efforts to prevent a cut in physician reimbursement for evaluation and management (E&M) services announced last November by Anthem, Inc., as reported in this Medigram article. Read more.

WMJ study: methods of suicide, self-inflicted injuries differ between sexes
A study in the most recent WMJ compared the methods of self-inflicted injury between men and women during a 12-year period and found that the rates as well as the methods of both suicide and non-fatal self-inflicted injuries differed significantly by sex. Read more.

Got photos? Submit them for a chance to win
To showcase our members and the everyday beauty that makes Wisconsin a terrific place to practice medicine, the Wisconsin Medical Society is hosting a photo contest during the month of March. Read more.

Free webinar for residents focuses on once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect income
As residency comes to an end, a world of opportunity opens up. But one important thing is no longer available: valuable discounts on your income replacement insurance options. Read more.

Darold Treffert, MD receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Society Past President Darold Treffert, MD, a psychiatrist and world-renowned expert on autism and savant syndrome, received a Lifetime Achievement Award on February 20 at the Envision Greater Fond du Lac Annual Meeting. Doctor Treffert has been studying autism and savant syndrome for over 50 years, serving as a consultant for “Rain Man,” and appearing on CNN, Today, Dateline, 60 Minutes and The Discovery Channel. Read more.

MIPSwizard available to streamline reporting process
The deadline for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) portion of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program is March 16 and the Wisconsin Medical Society has partnered with Premier to make the process easier. MIPSwizard is an easy-to-use online tool to help MIPS-eligible clinicians quickly and easily participate in the MIPS program. Read more.