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Medigram: October 10, 2019

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Be heard – physicians needed to weigh in on PA bill
Physician advocates are needed to maintain patient safety and outcomes. The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants is pushing a bill that would dramatically reshape medical practice in Wisconsin. Read more.

News Briefs

Highlights from the WisPolitics Midwest Polling Summit
The Society sponsored a table at WisPolitics’ inaugural Midwest Polling Summit on Wednesday in Madison. Read more.

Nominees sought for Society offices; deadline January 2
Nominations are now being accepted for several Wisconsin Medical Society offices, and all nomination materials are due to the Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) Nominating Committee by Thursday, January 2, 2020. Read more.

Nominations open for 2020 Physician Citizen of the Year Award
The Wisconsin Medical Society is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Physician Citizen of the Year Award. Read more.

Executive Order aims to improve Medicare
Last Thursday, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) “Protecting and Improving Medicare.” Read more.

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

Could directing employees to ‘featured providers’ improve care? Walmart is testing that theory by reducing out of pocket costs for physicians it has deemed provide better service to encourage employees to use those physicians.

Read more in this Kaiser Health News article.