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January 23, 2020

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Former Medicaid Director and veteran lobbyist join the Society Advocacy Team
The Wisconsin Medical Society is proud to announce that the physician voice will be amplified by two experienced lobbyists working to advance the advocacy efforts of our Government Relations team. Read more.

News Briefs

Society efforts help spur MAT agreement
Over the past year the Wisconsin Medical Society has been working on systems to reduce access barriers to medications for addiction treatment (MAT). Read more.

Advocacy in Action now live via WisMed Community
A new special interest group on WisMed Community has launched! Read more.

Second round of governance modernization meetings starting strong
Last week, Wisconsin Medical Society staff joined members from Districts 3 and 7 to discuss the proposed amendment to modernize the governance process. Read more.

Reminder: Time running out to submit resolutions for 2020 House of Delegates
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Sunday, April 19, as part of the Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

WPA Conference to focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder
As the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increases, more and more clinicians are working closely with individuals on the spectrum. In Wisconsin, the prevalence of ASD is one in 71 children as of 2018. Read more.

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

On Tuesday, January 21, the American College of Physicians released a statement that the US health care system is broken. The statement noted that health care is “… too expensive, too complicated, and leaves too many without access to affordable coverage and the care they need.”

This statement was accompanied by a series of policy papers along with recommendations to improve patient care. The policy papers will be featured in Relevant Readings over the next few weeks.