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Medigram: February 28, 2019

Top Story

WMJ launches ‘new online’ feature as part of partnership between Society, medical schools
The Wisconsin Medical Society is pleased to announce a joint partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to publish WMJ, a peer-reviewed, scientific journal. Read more.

News Briefs

Society President meets with Gov. Evers’ administration
Wisconsin Medical Society President Molli Rolli, MD, has been visiting with new members of Gov. Evers’ Administration to share the Society’s health care priorities for this 2019-2020 biennium. Read more.

HHS releases final rule on Title X funding
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule on changes to Title X funding last week. Read more.

Registration open for Reference Committees; Annual Meeting hotel deadline is March 5
Reference Committee hearings for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2019 House of Delegates (HOD) are Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m. at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

Council on Legislation to tackle wide variety of proposals
In its first meeting since the start of the 2019-2020 state legislative session, the Society’s Council on Legislation agenda is packed with a variety of proposals circulating in the State Capitol. Read more.

MIPS reporting deadline is here
Time is running out for eligible clinicians who wish to avoid a 5 percent Medicare reimbursement penalty in 2020. Read more.

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

Instead of focusing on her health, a Texas woman with pancreatic cancer spends most of her days on the phone doing battle with insurers and billing departments. Finances are her most gnawing, ever present concern. Unfortunately, that’s too often the case, according to a story from NPR, as cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to file for bankruptcy than those without cancer. Read more here.