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Medigram: September 26, 2019

Top Story

Society members meet with Attorney General’s office to discuss emergency commitments
On Wednesday, September 25, Society members met with staff from Attorney General (AG) Josh Kaul’s office to discuss the issue of emergency detention and how it impacts physicians and patients. Read more.

News Briefs

Health care dominates Evers luncheon
On Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers spoke to a group of over 75 community leaders in Madison about his administration’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Top of his list were a number of key health care issues for physicians and their patients. Read more.

Two UW doctors honored as Patient Care Heroes by the American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, FAAD, and oncologist Mark Albertini, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their leadership in launching a melanoma tumor board to optimize care for melanoma patients at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Read more.

Be safe while driving at night
As summer ends, it starts to get darker faster, which makes driving more dangerous. Knowing the hazards and how to avoid them can help to avoid nighttime accidents. Read more.

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

Diabetes management is complex – requiring multiple blood sugar tests and insulin adjustments daily. It is more complicated due to high insulin and equipment costs and requirements for frequent pre-authorizations for these life-saving supplies.

This Kaiser Health News article takes a look how these requirements impact patients and their physicians.