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Medigram: October 25, 2018

Top Story

DHS receives grant to expand Child Psychiatry Consultation Program
Wisconsin will receive a $445,000 Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grant to expand the state’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP), which provides consultation and referral services to primary care providers working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced yesterday. Read more.

News Briefs

Society launches updated ‘Medical Records and the Law’ webinar series Nov. 7
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s popular Medical Records and the Law seminar is returning—as a new webinar series, available live and on-demand. Read more.

Milwaukee summit on opioid and meth abuse kicks off Drug Take Back Day events
A statewide summit on fighting opioid and meth abuse drew more than 500 attendees from across Wisconsin earlier this week in Milwaukee. Read more.

Latest WisMed OnCall asks ‘Who’s vice president of your health care?’
As Wisconsin Medical Society President in 2011-2012, George Lange, MD, FACP, made increasing awareness of the importance of advance care planning (ACP) his top priority. Read more.

Proposed rule would alter health reimbursement account regulations
The Trump Administration this week proposed a new rule that would allow employers to offer employees tax-preferred health reimbursement accounts (HRA) as an alternative to traditional health insurance. Read more.

2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit seeks speaker proposals
Wisconsin Health Literacy will host its biannual Health Literacy Summit April 2-3, 2019, at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, and is seeking proposals for breakout sessions and poster presentations. Read more.

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

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