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Medigram: July 11, 2019

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This week’s state government update
Meeting with state’s DSPS regarding physician licensing processing times: The Wisconsin Medical Society has been hearing growing concerns about how long it sometimes takes for physicians to obtain a Wisconsin medical license from the State’s Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). Read more.

News Briefs

Governor signs Society-supported Step Therapy Reform Law
Governor Tony Evers signed into law Tuesday in Janesville a Wisconsin Medical Society-supported bill designed to clarify health insurance industry procedures related to “step therapy.” Read more.

CMS releases MIPS updates
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available several resources for physicians who are participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Read more.

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

Though not all charismatic leaders are bad, research indicates that humble, unassuming leaders are the best for their teams. Read more about leadership characteristics in this Harvard Business Review article.