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Medigram: May 30, 2019

Top Story

State Capitol Update; Worker’s comp, state budget
Although the Memorial Day holiday made for a shorter week, policy work continued in Madison–including on two areas of interest for the Society. Read more.

News Briefs

It’s time to participate in the White Coat Campaign!
Help welcome your future colleagues into the medical profession by participating in the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s annual White Coat Campaign. Read more.

Society reviewing bill granting advance directive powers to PAs, nurses
Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) members are currently reviewing a state legislative proposal that would grant certain Physician Assistants (PA) and nurses new powers related to a patient’s advance directive wishes. Read more.

Foundation survey seeks physician input on funding priorities
Physicians from across the state can help inform the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s grant program funding priorities by responding to this short survey and sharing it with colleagues. Read more.

Group Insurance Board approves coverage of bariatric services
The state Group Insurance Board approved bariatric services coverage for state employees earlier this month on May 15. Read more.

CME opportunity: Understanding HPV and Oral Cancer
In recent years, head and neck cancer patients have changed dramatically. Oral cancers due to human papillomavirus (HPV) have rapidly increased in uncommon patient groups. Read more.