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Medigram: May 10, 2018

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Westlake promotes Wisconsin fentanyl fight in Congress
Wisconsin Medical Society member Tim Westlake, MD, continued his leadership in fighting the opioid and other drug abuse epidemic Tuesday in Washington, D.C., testifying before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wisconsin’s efforts to combat fentanyl analogues. Read more.

News Briefs

OCR: EHR vendors can’t hold patients’ records hostage
If an electronic health records (EHR) vendor denies a physician or clinic access to records it maintained on behalf of the physician/clinic, it is in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Read more.

Mayo announces expansion of psychiatry residency program
Gov. Scott Walker joined representatives from Mayo Clinic Health System on Tuesday in Eau Claire to announce expansion of the Mayo Clinic Psychiatry Residency Program to northwest Wisconsin. This will add up to two psychiatry residents per training year. Read more.

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Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and WisMed OnCall—in addition to the updates and information Society members get each week through Medigram, we’re increasing our social media activity to keep you in the loop. Read more.

Society task forces focus on legislative initiatives
Establishing health savings accounts for Medicaid and addressing Wisconsin’s psychiatric shortage topped the agendas during two recent Wisconsin Medical Society Task Force meetings: the Innovations in Health Care (IHC) Task Force and the Mental and Behavioral (MBH) Health Task Force. Read more.