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Medigram: August 15, 2019

Top Story

Society calls on CMS to reduce administrative burden
Wisconsin Medical Society called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce administrative burden for physicians in response to CMS’s most recent request for information (RFI). Read more.

News Briefs

New WisMed OnCall features UW surgeon and author
Joshua Mezrich, MD, is a transplant surgeon, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, surgical director of the Living Donor Kidney Program and—as of recent—an author. In January of this year, his first book was published, entitled When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon. Read more.

Anthem issues audit update
Last month the insurer Anthem issued a series of news releases detailing changes to its audit process for claims with modifiers that bypass certain claims edits. Read more.

MSMC to host Housing as Health
Medical Society of Milwaukee County is hosting continuing medical education examining homelessness and its impact on health. ‘Housing as Health’ will be held Tuesday, October 15 from 6 to 8 p at Medical College of Wisconsin. Read more.