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Medigram: January 9, 2020

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Society efforts result in physician reimbursement increase
The Society is pleased to announce that the Department of Health Services (DHS) will be increasing physician Medicaid reimbursement for physician and psychiatrist services by $18.5 million effective January 1, 2020. Read more.

News Briefs

Physicians active at Capitol this week
The physician voice was heard at the Capitol this week with Wisconsin Medical Society members testifying on 11 bills in three different committees. Read more.

Foundation event, education conference to focus on healthy youth during annual meeting weekend
The new year has begun and it’s time to make plans for attending the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Education Conference, taking place April 17-19 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

Future of Society governance taking shape
As the 2020 House of Delegates approaches, Wisconsin Medical Society staff is increasing its effort to gather member feedback on proposed changes to the Society’s policymaking process. Read more.

House of Delegates to consider amendments to Society’s constitution
Among the items to be considered during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2020 House of Delegates (HOD) meeting April 19 in Madison are proposed amendments to the Society’s constitution. 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.

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

Donald Berwick, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, calls on health care system leaders to work to mitigate social determinants of health. These factors, including structural racism, food insecurity, transportation and housing, can be addressed by health systems through initiatives such as treating their workforce well, building clinics in underserved areas, and engaging in patient advocacy.

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