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Medigram: May 31, 2018

Top Story

2018 Physician Citizen of the Year working to increase awareness, assist victims of sex trafficking
In a new episode of WisMed OnCall out today, host Peter Welch interviews the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2018 Physician Citizen of the Year, Gloria Halverson, MD. Read more.

News Briefs

Dr Chumbley answers the call for free clinic seeking volunteers
Wisconsin Medical Society CEO, Bud Chumbley, MD, returned to the exam room yesterday when he spent the day seeing patients at the Benevolent Specialist Project (BSP) Free Clinic in Middleton. Read more.

Newsmakers: Society member appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Wisconsin Medical Society member Jonathan Jaffery, MD, MS, MMM, is one of five new members appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) on Wednesday. Read more.

Four-part addiction medicine webinar series begins in June
The Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine has created a four-part webinar series for primary care providers focused on treatment of substance use disorders. Read more.

WCHQ statewide quality improvement event June 19
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) Statewide Quality Improvement Event is June 19 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

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

“What happens to your medical bills if your doctor’s practice merges with another or is acquired by a local hospital?” That’s the question posed in a thought-provoking article from the Kellogg School of Management’s Kellogg Insight.

The article looks at recent studies analyzing healthcare mergers and acquisitions—and their findings are interesting and perhaps surprising. Click here to read “When Healthcare Providers Consolidate, Medical Bills Rise.”