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Medigram: March 14, 2019

Top Story

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact update garners strong Society support
A bill to ensure that Wisconsin can remain in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) received strong support from the Society and others at a legislative committee hearing earlier today at the State Capitol. Read more.

News Briefs

Supreme Court election April 2
The upcoming April 2 election will feature an important Supreme Court race in Wisconsin. Read more.

Medical Society of Milwaukee County makes landmark donation
The Medical Society of Milwaukee County (MSMC) endowed $100,000 to the Milwaukee County Housing First program last week. Read more.

Worker’s Comp Advisory Committee readying proposals
The Labor and Management groups at the state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Committee (WCAC) are readying proposals for this session’s “agreed-to” bill bargaining process. Read more.

Annual Meeting conference Day 1 features alternative to opioid prescribing and emerging trends in infectious disease
There’s still time to register for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting Education Conference, From Asthma to Zika: A Physician’s Guide to Summer, April 5 and 6, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, Wis. Read more.

Still time to register for Foundation’s ‘Comedy Crash Cart’
Just a few days remain to register for the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction being held Friday, April 5, at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The deadline is Monday, March 18. Read more.

Final Medical Records and the Law webinar March 19
The final live webinar in the Wisconsin Medical Society’s seven-part Medical Records and the Law series, “HIPAA 101,” is March 19 at 2 p.m. Read more.

Free webinar reminder: Avoiding peer-to-peer calls
Affecting nearly every physician specialty, peer-to-peer calls last an average of 10 to 15 minutes each.
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Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

“Does better satisfaction mean a better quality of care? Probably not.” Emergency physician Rada Jones tackles that question in “Death by patient satisfaction,” a recent KevinMD.com blog post. Click here to read more.