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Medigram: March 8, 2018

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Members urged to contact state senators on SB 806 ASAP
As the state legislative biennium nears its finish, the Wisconsin Medical Society is urging members to contact their state senator to take action on Senate Bill 806. Read more.

News Briefs

Society’s Halverson attends Capitol bill signing
Wisconsin Medical Society Board Chair Jerry Halverson, MD, was in attendance Wednesday as Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a Society-supported bill providing better clarity for medical personnel in difficult situations involving emergency detentions. Read more.

New WisMed OnCall focuses on significance of Mayo vs IPFCF
Episode 3 of WisMed OnCall, “The Mayo Case and its Potential Impact,” is now available online. The podcast, produced by the Wisconsin Medical Society for physicians, residents, medical students and others interested in health care in Wisconsin, focuses on relevant, timely health topics affecting patients and the medical profession. Read more.

March 24 Reference Committees offer options to participate
Reference Committee hearings to discuss resolutions and other items of business that will be considered by the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2018 House of Delegates (HOD) will be held Saturday, March 24 at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

MIPS deadline is March 16; resources still available to assist
The deadline for reporting under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) portion of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program is just a week away, and there are many resources available to make the process easier. Read more.

Bellin Health/AMA to sponsor training camp
Bellin Health and the American Medical Association (AMA) will host a training camp at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on April 18–19, 2018. The hands-on training will focus on how to implement effective team-based care practices and protocols. Read more.