February 20, 2020

Assembly approves CARES Act, PBM bill
Two bills that the Wisconsin Medical Society has been tracking received votes on the Assembly floor this week.

Society members discuss health care with Representative Kind
On Tuesday, February 18, Congressman Ron Kind and his regional staff person, Mark Aumann, joined 15 physicians and leaders from the Wisconsin Medical Society at Stella Blues in Eau Claire for a Health Care Forum.

RFS and YPS nominations due Feb. 28
Nominations are being accepted for a variety of leadership positions within the Resident Fellow Section (RFS) and the Young Physician Section (YPS) of the Wisconsin Medical Society.

Resolutions for 2020 House of Delegates now available online
Resolutions to be considered at the 2020 Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) are now available online through WisMed Community Virtual Reference Committees (VRCs).

Term life insurance
“How much can I get for how little?” This is the usual question from a potential buyer of “Term” Life insurance—but for our residents, fellows and young physicians who want to protect their life and their family, it’s an incomplete question.

La Follette School of Public Affairs to host inaugural policy forum
With generous support from Herb Kohl Philanthropies, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce its inaugural La Follette Forum.

February 13, 2020

Amended CARES Act passes both Senate and Assembly Committees
The substitute amendment of the CARES Act passed both the Senate and Assembly committees this week and will now head to floors of both houses for a vote.

Society end-of-session sprint
The 2019-2020 legislative session is drawing to a close with the Assembly expected to adjourn after its February 20 floor period and the Senate expected to adjourn in March.

Help your patients transition from adolescence through young adulthood
Don’t miss two great days of networking, CME and emerging trends in preadult health care. Navigating the Transition Zone: from adolescence through young adulthood,* April 17-18 in Madison, will focus on mental and behavioral health, sexual health, adolescent lifestyles and complex diseases.

Join a reference committee!
Society staff is pulling together a list of members to participate on the reference committees for this year's House of Delegates.

Foster a healthy tomorrow at Foundation Dinner
Enjoy an evening with colleagues and friends, help celebrate physician and medical student award recipients and support the work of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation at this year’s Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction on April 17 in Madison.

February 6, 2020

New proposals would impact patient coverage
Two new proposals, one federal and one state, could significantly impact patient coverage and access in Wisconsin.

Society accepting WISMedPAC board nominations
The Wisconsin Medical Society is currently accepting nominations to the WISMedPAC Board of Directors.

Nominees for Society offices announced; District caucuses scheduled
The Nominating Committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) prepared a slate of nominees for Society offices during its meeting January 24.

Share governance modernization feedback
Feedback is the name of the game, as Wisconsin Medical Society staff and member leadership crisscross the state to hear from our members.

Playing defense and offense to win the liability game: a game plan for success in a hard insurance market
Three of every four primary care physicians will be sued by a patient during the course of their career. The numbers are even worse for specialties.