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Medigram: December 5, 2019

Top Story

Are you registered for Doctor Day 2020?
Doctor Day is on Wednesday, January 29 – it will probably be cold out, but the Capitol will be toasty and bustling with legislators and staff. Doctor Day 2020 is a can’t miss when it comes to hearing firsthand from legislative leadership. Read more.

News Briefs

Society excited to launch WisMed Community – members-only online community
The Wisconsin Medical Society is excited to announce that WisMed Community – the new digital community only for WisMed Members – will be live on Monday, December 9! Read more.

WISMedPAC/DIRECT push a success!
Nearly $17,000 was contributed to WISMedPAC and WISMedDIRECT during the first week in November. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this end of the year push! Read more.

Second round of governance modernization meetings scheduled
Wisconsin Medical Society staff continues to gather member feedback on proposed changes to the Society’s policy creation process. Read more.

Physician Citizen of the Year Award nominations due December 31
Nominations for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2020 Physician Citizen of the Year Award are due December 31. Read more.

Resolutions for 2020 Annual Meeting due Feb. 3; Reference Committees set for March
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Sunday, April 19, as part of the Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

Council on Legislation meets Friday
The Council on Legislation will meet on Friday, December 6, at the Society office in Madison to discuss several pending and introduced legislative proposals. Read more


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

One in four Americans have avoided medical treatment due to the cost. High deductibles, co-pays and large bills have made it impossible for many to pay for their care even with a job and health insurance. In instances where the bill goes unpaid, some hospitals have resorted to suing their patients.

Listen to one patient’s story in this episode of The Daily podcast by the New York Times.