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Medigram: June 27, 2019

Editor’s Note: Wisconsin Medical Society offices will be closed July 4th due to Independence Day. Unless breaking news occurs, there will be no Medigram on that day. We thank you for your membership and wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Top Story

Congressional action on surprise billing, GME, geographic disparity
The Wisconsin Medical Society is weighing in on several surprise billing proposals working their way through Congress – and seeing positive progress towards increasing the physician workforce and remedying reimbursement disparities in Wisconsin. Read more.

News Briefs

Legislature completes state budget work; Gov. Evers requests immediate delivery
The Wisconsin State Senate Wednesday afternoon completed the state legislature’s work on the 2019-2021 biennial state budget, approving an $81.7 billion spending plan on a narrow 17-16 vote. Read more.

Registration is open for Doctor Day 2020!
Registration for Doctor Day 2020 – scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – is now open. Read more.

Society submits comments on 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule
Earlier this week the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) submitted comments on the 2020 hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule. Read more.

Work Comp “agreed-to bill” negotiations continue
The state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Committee (WCAC) at press time is holding its second meeting of the week in Madison as members from the state’s Labor and Management communities negotiate over what to recommend for potential changes to the state’s worker’s compensation (WC) program. Read more.