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Medigram: May 23, 2019

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Physician action needed to help increase access to care
The time is now to weigh in on the state budget. Physician voices are needed to make the case to legislators that access to care increases through improved reimbursement and additional funding for Graduate Medical Education. Read more.

News Briefs

Society Member presents testimony for Speakers Task Force on Suicide Prevention
Greg Thompson, MD, presented testimony for the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention in La Crosse on May 20 on behalf of the Society and its Physician Experience Task Force. Read more.

Society looks to partner with Attorney General, Department of Justice to stem opioid epidemic
Society member Michael McNett, MD, and staff Mark Grapentine and Lisa Davidson met yesterday with Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, Department of Justice Opioid Initiatives Advisor Danielle Long and Department of Justice Government Affairs Director Chris McKinny to discuss how the Society can be a partner in their efforts to stem the opioid epidemic. Read more.

OnRamp Healthcare Conference aims to include physicians in healthtech conversation
WisMed Assure and the Wisconsin Medical Society are excited to be the presenting sponsors of the inaugural OnRamp Healthcare Conference. The conference, held June 19 at Lambeau Field, is part of gener8tor’s industry-specific conference series that connects startups with corporate venture capitalists. Read more.

Labor, Management Trade Work Comp Proposals
The Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC), whose voting members include representatives from the state’s Labor and Management constituencies, have exchanged health care-related ideas as part of their proposals for potential changes to the state’s worker’s compensation (WC) statutes and administrative regulations. Read more.

Registration open for Society’s leadership program
Registration is now open for the fall session of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Leading Healthy Work Systems program. Read more.