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Medigram: February 21, 2019

Top Story

Medical schools partner with Society to prep health care teams for summer
Summer may seem a long way off, but faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) are teaming up with the Wisconsin Medical Society to host From Asthma to Zika: A Physician’s Guide to Summer April 5-6 in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

WisMed OnCall features MEB chair Ken Simons, MD
The State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) reviews for potential discipline more than 500 complaints filed each year against physicians. Read more.

Society weighs in on proposed changes to ACA payment rules
The Wisconsin Medical Society submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week on proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) payment rules. Read more.

District caucus meetings kick off next week
Caucus meetings for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s eight districts begin February 28 with the District 1 meeting at the Ascension-Wauwatosa Campus from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Read more.

February resilience webinar available online
The second webinar in the monthly Health Care Workforce Resilience series is now available on demand. Read more.

Deadline for Champion of Veterans’ Health nominations extended to Feb. 27
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is presenting a new award in 2019 thanks to a generous donation from WPS Health Solutions. Read more.

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

Trips to exotic places, big bonuses, cash and “chances of a lifetime” are all tactics used as incentives to drive insurance brokers to sell or enroll more. But someone ends up paying for these tactics, and it isn’t the health insurance companies, according to a recent NPR Health News article. Instead, it’s employers and, ultimately, their employees. Click here to read more.