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Medigram: July 18, 2019

Top Story

Society continues work to improve Medicaid reimbursement structure
In the July 3 Medigram alert, Governor Tony Evers used his veto pen to remove $24 million allocated for additional physician Medicaid reimbursement in the biennial budget. Read more.

News Briefs

Announcing annual meeting CME conference
As a follow-up to last year’s successful From Asthma to Zika: a physician’s guide to summer, the Wisconsin Medical Society is again partnering with the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to host a two-day educational conference in conjunction with the Society’s annual meeting. Read more.

In-Person Society policymaking input meetings scheduled
Meetings are scheduled in all eight Wisconsin Medical Society districts in September and October to allow for in-person feedback on a potential change to the Society’s policymaking process. Read more.

CME compliance audit prompts State Medical Board concerns
Discussion regarding a year-old audit of Wisconsin-licensed physicians’ compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements raised concerns at the monthly State Medical Examining Board (MEB) meeting held Wednesday in Madison. Read more.

DHS listening session lays groundwork for revisions
On Tuesday, July 16, the Wisconsin Medical Society attended the final listening session regarding potential changes to the DHS 75 regulations on community substance abuse standards at the Department of Health Services (DHS). Read more.