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Medigram: September 20, 2018

Top Story

Legislative Committee on Direct Primary Care finishes its work
The state legislature’s Legislative Council Study Committee on Direct Primary Care (DPC) concluded its work Tuesday and was unable to reach consensus on any legislative or regulatory recommendations for the 2019-2020 state legislative biennium. Read more.

News Briefs

Physicians Foundation survey finds physicians pessimistic about the future
The Physicians Foundation released the findings of its 2018 survey of U.S. physicians this week, revealing the impact of several factors driving physicians to reassess their careers. Read more.

New election poll portends potential trouble for GOP
The most recent Marquette Law School Poll unveiled Tuesday afternoon shows potential significant headwinds for Republicans running for statewide office, especially among women and self-identified independent voters. Read more.

National advance care planning conference is October 23-26
Registration is open for the second annual National Share the Experience (NSTE) conference, being hosted by Respecting Choices® October 23-26 in Bloomington, Minn. Read more.

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

“Direct primary care (DPC), one of several retainer-based practice models, is a niche practice type that offers an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service and insurance-based practices most prevalent in US health care,” writes Lindsey Carlasare in the current issue of WMJ. In a review titled “Defining the Place of Direct Primary Care in a Value-Based Care System,” she provides a synopsis of DPC and aims to clarify misconceptions about retainer-based practices and emphasize the need for clarity and more substantial data about physicians and patients participating in this type of care model. Click here to read more.