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Medigram: January 31, 2019

Top Story

WMJ report spotlights burnout among Wisconsin physicians, outlines Society priorities
Nearly 54 percent of Wisconsin physicians are experiencing burnout—a rate that surpasses national benchmarks, according to a special report published in the current issue of WMJ. Read more.

News Briefs

Champion of Veterans’ Health nominations due February 17
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will be presenting a new award in 2019 thanks to a generous donation from WPS Health Solutions. Read more.

Society calls for changes to lower out-of-pocket prescription costs
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) called for reductions in out-of-pocket costs for patients, while also stressing the need to maintain patient access and lower physician burden, in a letter to Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read more.

2019-2020 WISMedPAC Board appointed
Fourteen members have been named to the 2019-2020 WISMedPAC Board of Directors. The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Board of Directors approved the appointments during its meeting on Saturday in Madison. Read more.

Free Buprenorphine X-waiver training series available through DHS, WISAM
In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine (WISAM) has developed a series of courses designed to increase treatment capacity by training more prescribers to be able to treat opioid use disorders with buprenorphine. Read more.

Waukesha CMS to host Politics and Policy: A State Advocacy Update on March 7
The annual spring dinner program of Waukesha County Medical Society will feature Mark Grapentine, JD, senior vice president of Government Affairs at the Wisconsin Medical Society. Read more.