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Medigram: September 6, 2018

Top Story

WMJ: Study explores disparities in breast cancer screening
Populations with cultural, educational and language barriers often have limited access to care, or other factors, such as lack of awareness, transportation issues, personal beliefs, financial concerns or work schedules that preclude them from seeking preventive care, according to a report published in the current issue of WMJ. Read more.

News Briefs

Society kicks off political giving ‘race’
In the spirit of friendly competition before the November elections, the Wisconsin Medical Society is tracking how much money is being sent out between Labor Day and election day via our political giving programs: WISMedDIRECT and WISMedPAC. Read more.

Registration now open for Society leadership program
Registration is now open for the winter session of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s “Leading Healthy Work Systems” program. Read more.

AMA releases 2019 CPT code set
The American Medical Association (AMA) this week announced the release of the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set. Read more.

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

“The medical profession relies on the premise that doctors and medical staff, like highly trained endurance athletes, are conditioned to clock long hours, ignoring fatigue and the emotional toll of their work,” reports Blake Farmer of Nashville Public Radio. But for too many physicians, that stress leads to severe depression and is one reason doctors have a far higher rate of suicide than the general population.

In “Doctors Reckon With High Rate Of Suicide In Their Ranks,” Rudin explores what some physicians and health systems are doing to help their colleagues to deal with stress, depression and the issues related to seeking help. Click here to read more.