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Medigram: June 20, 2019

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Society supports Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) proudly endorsed the “Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act” H.R. 3302, introduced by Congressman Ron Kind this week. Read more.

News Briefs

Inaugural OnRamp Healthcare Conference draws over 500 attendees
Wisconsin Medical Society reinforced itself as the leading voice for physicians by sponsoring the inaugural OnRamp Healthcare Conference in collaboration with gener8tor, one of the nation’s premiere start-up accelerators, and WisMed Assure. Read more.

Medical Examining Board approves opioid CME requirement for 2020-2021 cycle
A requirement for Wisconsin-licensed physicians to take at least two credits of continuing medical education (CME) coursework related to opioid prescribing will continue for the 2020-21 CME cycle. Read more.

Health care praises yet another Worker’s Comp business cost reduction
Health care liaisons to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) praised news of an upcoming major reduction in the insurance premiums businesses pay for worker’s compensation (WC) coverage. Read more.

Society comments influence Health Reimbursement Account changes
Last Thursday, June 13, the US Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and Treasury (DOT) released their final rule on Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA). Read more.

State Assembly approves step therapy bill, sends to governor
The Wisconsin State Assembly Tuesday afternoon approved a Society-supported bill that clarifies health insurance company procedures related to “step therapy.” Read more.


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

According to The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Health System Performance, Wisconsin’s health care system is among the best in the nation. Wisconsin ranked above average for access and affordability, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost and healthy lives.

Despite these high rankings, Wisconsin’s health system has a lot of work to do to improve the health disparities.