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Medigram: September 13, 2018

Top Story

Chumbley discusses burnout, elections as part of Wisconsin Health News panel
Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA, teamed up with leaders from other Wisconsin health care organizations to share their insights on “Healthcare and the 2018 Elections” during a Wisconsin Health News event in Madison on Tuesday. Read more.

News Briefs

Council on Legislation to examine noncompete clauses in employment contracts
The agenda for the Wisconsin Medical Society Council on Legislation’s quarterly meeting includes a review of current Wisconsin law related to noncompete clauses in employment contracts and how those laws compare to other states. Read more.

Foundation seeks nominees for Board of Trustees and committees
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking individuals to serve on its Board of Trustees and/or committees as terms expire. Interested candidates should be supportive of the Foundation’s mission of advancing the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical education and health initiatives. Read more.

Society calls for changes to proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule
The Wisconsin Medical Society weighed in on proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) in a 10-page comment letter submitted this week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Read more.


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

“Each year in the U.S., 700 to 900 women die related to pregnancy and childbirth. But for each of those women who die, up to 70 suffer hemorrhages, organ failure or other significant complications. That amounts to more than 1 percent of all births. The annual cost of these near deaths to women, their families, taxpayers and the health care system runs into billions of dollars.”

In “Nearly Dying in Childbirth: Why Preventable Complications Are Growing In U.S.,” part of a special series on maternal morbidity by NPR, reporters explore some of the myriad reasons serious complications in childbirth more than doubled from 1993 to 2014. Click here to read more.