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Medigram: January 3, 2019

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Governor-elect Evers announces additional cabinet appointments
Governor-elect Tony Evers continues to fill out the leadership roster for his upcoming administration, naming additional department leaders Thursday morning in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

First resiliency webinar Jan. 8; still time to register for free series
There’s still time to register for “Prevalence and Severity of Burnout: Workforce Resilience as Care Quality,” the first webinar in the “Health Care Workforce Resilience” webinar series available for free to Wisconsin Medical Society members and their health care teams. Read more.

Next WisMed MeetUp is Jan. 31 in Oshkosh
Following the success of its first WisMed MeetUp in November, the Wisconsin Medical Society is set to host another of the informal networking events—this time in Oshkosh on January 31.
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Resolutions for 2019 Annual Meeting due Feb. 1; Reference Committees set for March 23
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Sunday, April 7, as part of the Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

Nominations for WISMedPAC Board of Directors due Jan. 18
The Wisconsin Medical Society is currently accepting nominations to the WISMedPAC Board of Directors. WISMedPAC is the Society’s political action committee (PAC), and its Board is responsible for guiding the Society’s political contribution efforts. Read more.

Reminder: Next Medical Records and the Law webinar is Jan. 15
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s popular Medical Records and the Law webinar series will resume with “Mental Health and Substance Abuse Records: Putting Together the Puzzle” on Tuesday, January 15 at 2 p.m. Read more.

Up to 5% of Medicare payments are at risk; MIPSwizard helps meet reporting requirements
The reporting deadline for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) portion of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program is only a few months away, and eligible clinicians who don’t report measures by the March 1 deadline will face a 5% Medicare reimbursement penalty in 2020. Read more.