May 19, 2022

Physician volunteers needed
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation (Foundation) is partnering with the Milwaukee Area Association of Retired People (AARP) and Walk With a Doc (WWAD) to recruit physician volunteers in Milwaukee. The mission of WWAD is to inspire communities through movement and conversation with physician-led walking groups.

Is your group disability insurance good enough?
May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. This is the perfect time to evaluate your disability protection, determining if you’re adequately covered and address any potential holes or gaps in your coverage. A common theme I hear when talking with our members is, “I have disability insurance coverage as part of my employee benefits, so do I really need personal disability protection?”

Reminder: chaperone rule economic impact period open through June
The State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) has opened another Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) period for physicians to weigh in on the potential costs of a proposed administrative rule designed to promote the use of chaperones when performing genital, breast and rectal exams (or when those areas might be exposed during other procedures).

Reminder: state-wide behavioral health services for WisMed Members
The Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) is proud to offer behavioral health services option for our members state-wide. WisMed has partnered with Marvin to provide confidential counseling and coaching services with flexible hours.

May 12, 2022

Chaperone rule economic impact period open through June
The State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) has opened another Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) period for physicians to weigh in on the potential costs of a proposed administrative rule designed to promote the use of chaperones when performing genital, breast and rectal exams (or when those areas might be exposed during other procedures).

It’s White Coat Campaign time again!
Help the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation (Foundation) warmly welcome the incoming class of medical students to the profession of medicine by participating in the White Coat Campaign. With a gift of $100, you provide a white coat and personal message of welcome and encouragement to a first-year medical student attending school in Wisconsin.

District 3 celebrates GO PAC GO win
The Wisconsin Medical Society's (WisMed) Government Relations team traveled to Eau Claire on Tuesday for the Tri County Medical Society's meeting and celebration! The District 3 "Mighty Docs" won the 2021 GO PAC GO competition and raised the most money for the Wisconsin Medical Society's political action committee (PAC).

Nearly $400,000 increase on $1.5 million portfolio
Strategic changes can significantly increase your retirement portfolio. A WisMed Financial client added almost $400,000 to their $1.5 million portfolio without changing investments. They used tax planning.

May 5, 2022

Around the State in 8 Districts
Join your colleagues in supporting community health projects Around the State in 8 Districts. Through the annual Physician County Survey, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation takes note of what matters most to physicians in each county and district of Wisconsin and which community health projects would benefit from Foundation grants.

State-wide behavioral health services for WisMed Members
The Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) is proud to announce a new behavioral health services option for our members state-wide. WisMed has partnered with Marvin to provide confidential counseling and coaching services with flexible hours.

Highlight WisMed members’ achievements
Wisconsin Medical Society members do amazing things for their patients, profession and communities. Help us highlight our members and their achievements by nominating yourself or a fellow physician for the WisMed Member Spotlight!

Don't miss the complimentary Back to Basics loss prevention webinar for WisMed members
Wisconsin Medical Society members are invited to a complimentary one-hour loss prevention webinar on May 11 at 7 a.m.

April 28, 2022

Political giving 101
Do you make contributions to political candidates? Would you like that process to be as simple as possible? If you answered yes, we can help you!

Patricia Téllez-Girón Salazar, MD and Roger Kapoor, MD, MBA, FAAD, recognized for their outstanding service at Foundation Awards Presentation
On Thursday April 21, 2022, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation held a special online presentation to recognize the outstanding contributions Patricia Téllez-Girón Salazar, MD, and Roger Kapoor, MD, MBA, FAAD, have made to the profession of medicine and to their communities.

I Bonds are great! …sometimes
I Bonds currently have a stated interest rate of 7.12% through the end of April and are expected to earn 9.62% after May 1.

April 21, 2022

Society praises Gov. Evers’s veto of independent nursing bill
The Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) hailed Governor Tony Evers’s veto of a bill April 15 that would have allowed certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) to provide complex care independent of any physician involvement.

COVID-19 Therapeutics presentation available
The COVID-19 Therapeutics webinar given at the Wisconsin Medical Society’s annual meeting is now available to view. COVID-19 Therapeutics was presented by Jonathan Meiman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Occupational and Environmental Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Deanna Olexia, Enterprise Coordinator for the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.

State Med Board renewing chaperone rule effort
The State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) voted at its monthly meeting April 20 to move ahead with a revised physician unprofessional conduct rule aimed at promoting the use of chaperones when performing breast, genital or rectal exams (or, importantly, performing care that might expose those areas).

Reminder: Department of Safety and Professional Services planning application blackout, LicensE launch
The Department of Safety and Professional Services has planned a two-week blackout period effective 12 p.m. on April 29 through 11:59 p.m. on May 15 for initial license applications for 72 license types (the list of affected licenses is available here).

Reminder: complimentary Back to Basics loss prevention webinar for WisMed members
Wisconsin Medical Society members are invited to a complimentary one-hour loss prevention webinar on May 11 at 7 a.m. The Back to Basics webinar, presented by Laurette Salzman, Senior Risk Management Consultant for ProAssurance, was developed to help you evaluate your current practice for potential medical professional liability risks and patient safety issues that may arise in your patient interactions and in follow-up with patients and other health care professionals.

April 14, 2022

Society honors Dennis Luther, MD, Molli Rolli, MD
The Wisconsin Medical Society honored two Wisconsin physicians for their longstanding commitments to their communities and the medical profession.

April 21 Foundation event to honor Patricia Téllez-Girón Salazar, MD, Roger Kapoor, MD, MBA, FAAD
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will present the Superhero of Medicine Award to Patricia Téllez-Girón Salazar, MD, and the Viste Young Physician Leadership Award to Roger Kapoor, MD, MBA, FAAD, on April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Department of Safety and Professional Services planning application blackout, LicensE launch
The Department of Safety and Professional Services has planned a two-week blackout period effective 12 p.m. on April 29 through 11:59 p.m. on May 15 for initial license applications for 72 license types. This black-out is part of the transition to LicensE, the department’s new self-guided, online platform that is replacing paper applications for occupational licenses, and is critical to ensuring the successful launch of this new system.

National Health Care Decisions Day April 16
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) raises awareness of the right everyone has to decide on advance care planning and create an advance directive document. This day also serves as reminder to those who have created an advance directive to make sure their wishes and goals of treatment have not changed.

Bear vs. bull market quiz
Did you know bear markets have been getting shorter over the last 50 years? That’s not oddball trivia. That fact could reset your perspective when the markets surprise you, and it’s not the only one that could keep you grounded and looking at the long term. Some of the basics about bear and bull markets can help, too.

WisMed member-exclusive discounts on travel, tech and more
Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) members are eligible for exclusive discounts from affiliate partners through the WisMed Perks program. Special discounts are currently available from Lenovo, Avis and Budget.

April 7, 2022

Last chance to weigh in on this round of proposed WisMed policies
Wisconsin Medical Society members have until midnight on Friday, April 8, 2022 to register support, opposition and/or comments on this round of policy proposals. The current set of proposed policies are posted on PolicyLink. WisMed members can submit policy proposals at any time via PolicyLink and they will be posted for member comment prior to the Board of Directors meetings throughout the year.

WisMed Annual Meeting Saturday – still time to register
Members can still register for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2022 Annual Meeting. The virtual event to be held Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon will feature a message from the Society CEO, an advocacy update and PolicyLink overview and a presentation on COVID-19 Therapeutics from Jonathan Meiman, MD, and Deanna Olexia.

Complimentary Back to Basics loss prevention webinar for WisMed members
Wisconsin Medical Society members are invited to a complimentary one-hour loss prevention webinar on May 11 at 7 a.m. The Back to Basics webinar was developed to help you evaluate your current practice for potential medical professional liability risks and patient safety issues that may arise in your patient interactions and in follow-up with patients and other health care professionals.  

March 31, 2022

Weigh in on proposed WisMed policies today!
WisMed member policy proposals are now posted on PolicyLink and are open for members to register support, opposition and/or comments. The comment period for this round of policy proposals will be open through Friday, April 8, 2022.

Annual Meeting to feature COVID-19 therapeutics presentation
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2022 Annual Meeting will feature a presentation on COVID-19 Therapeutics from Jonathan Meiman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Environmental and Occupational Health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Deanna Olexia, Enterprise Coordinator for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Introducing PACtalk
Starting in April, watch for a new bi-weekly feature in Medigram called PACtalk! PACtalk will focus on the WISMedPAC board, political giving via our PAC and conduit, upcoming elections, legislation that may affect your practice and patients and answer your questions about these or other topics!  

Additional Caucus meetings scheduled
Wisconsin Medical Society Districts 5, 7 and 8 have held their Caucus meetings and the remaining meetings are listed below. This page will be updated as caucus meetings are scheduled.

IRS proposed rule changes impact estate planning
Last month, the IRS released proposed changes that impact how much your family could inherit. Anyone leaving a retirement account to children is especially impacted, even without a will or trust.

PATCH Symposium – improve health care professional interactions with teens
The PATCH Symposium will be held April 20 in Madison and is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for health care professionals and young people (ages 12-21) from across Wisconsin to collaborate to learn, share and grow as adolescent health champions and advocates!

March 24, 2022

DHS urges physicians to increase use of oral antivirals to treat COVID-19
When the FDA granted emergency use authorization for Paxlovid and molnupiravir in January, we gained powerful new tools in the fight against COVID-19. These medications can change the course of the pandemic by preventing serious illness among the most vulnerable patients. Paxlovid is highly efficacious and has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death by 88% in clinical trials.

Society Annual Meeting agenda and registration
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2022 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Saturday April 9, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The agenda, below, includes the installment of the President and Treasurer and farewell message from Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD.

Reminder: Email Gov. Evers to veto the nursing independence bill
There’s still time to ask Governor Tony Evers to veto legislation that would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) to practice independently, with no interaction with physicians required.

Celebrate colleagues at Foundation awards event
Please join the Foundation virtually on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. as Patricia Téllez-Girón Salazar, MD, receives the Superhero of Medicine Award and Roger Kapoor, MD, MBA, FAAD, receives the Viste Young Physician Leadership Award.

WISMedPAC board has “new” leadership
On March 15, the WISMedPAC board met and voted on new officers. The elected officers are Chair Dan Bennett, MD, Vice Chair John Hartman, MD, and Treasurer/Secretary Paul Wertsch, MD.

Gov. Evers signs harm to health care workers bill
Governor Tony Evers signed a bill into law March 23 making it a Class H felony to cause bodily harm (battery) or threaten to harm certain health care workers or their families.

Lower health insurance costs with strategy and unique offerings
WisMed Assure, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s insurance agency, created the Wisconsin Medical Society Welfare Benefit Trust (WMSWBT) or the Association Health Plan (AHP) to help health care professionals manage health insurance costs. This year WisMed Assure negotiated with their carrier partner, WPS, to lower the rates for all new groups.

March 17, 2022

Gov. Evers signs fentanyl testing strips decriminalization bill
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 600 into law March 16, removing fentanyl test strips from the criminal definition of “drug paraphernalia” in state statutes.

Med Board advances new chaperone language; accepts stakeholders’ offer of further discussions
The State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB) continued efforts at its monthly meeting on March 16 to advance a new administrative rule promoting the use of chaperones when physicians perform sensitive physical exams.

Caucus meetings underway
Wisconsin Medical Society Districts 5 and 7 have held their Caucus meetings and the remaining meetings are listed below.

Key money moves to make by age 45
Regardless of your income, with some simple money moves you have more control and financial opportunity than you might think. You don’t need to be rich. You don’t need to earn a million dollars a year. And you definitely don’t need to sacrifice your lifestyle.

PATCH Symposium to help health care professionals interact with teens
The PATCH Symposium is a one-of-a-kind opportunity in which health care professionals and young people (ages 12-21) from across Wisconsin will collaborate to learn, share and grow as adolescent health champions and advocates! This event will be held April 20 in Madison and is designed to provide professional development opportunities to a variety of Wisconsin health care professionals while prioritizing youth voices!

March 10, 2022

Society names Michael Flesher new CEO
The Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors has named Michael Flesher as its CEO. Mr. Flesher will also serve as the CEO of Wisconsin Medical Society Holdings Corporation. Starting June 6, Mr. Flesher will replace Bud Chumbley, MD, who is retiring after five years as CEO.

Reminder: Contact Gov’s office on nursing independence bill
All Wisconsin Medical Society members received an Advocacy Alert on March 8, urging physicians to contact Governor Tony Evers’s office to ask that he veto legislation allowing certain nurses to practice independently in Wisconsin.

State Senate puts a wrap on 2021-22 legislative biennium
The Wisconsin State Senate’s lengthy floor session on March 8 ended the 2021-22 general state legislative period. Wisconsin is one of just 11 states that does not place a set limit on the number of session days per year, making our state’s legislature essentially full-time (especially in the odd-numbered years of each biennium).

Last chance: vote for Society offices via WisMed Mobile
Today is the last day Wisconsin Medical Society Members can vote for the Society President-elect and Treasurer via the WisMed Mobile app.* According to the Society’s Constitution, Article V, the President-elect and Treasurer will be elected by the general membership.

Cyber liability trends continue in 2022
As companies shifted to more virtual work, cybercriminals took advantage of every slight vulnerability. So, let’s review some cyber security basics, specifically focusing on why health care professionals and organizations are the most vulnerable to cyberattacks, what their greatest vulnerabilities are and what risk mitigation must be in place to even qualify for insurance.

March 3, 2022

Foundation to honor 2022 award recipients
Please join the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation on April 21, 2022 at 6:30 to honor the 2022 Superhero of Medicine and the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership award recipients.

Health care worker battery bill advances; independent nursing bill update
A bill in the Wisconsin State Legislature increasing the penalty for intentionally causing bodily harm (battery) to certain health care workers passed out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety March 2 on a 5-2 vote. The proposal responds to a troubling increase in incidents against health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reminder: vote for Society offices via WisMed Mobile
Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) Members can vote for the Society President-elect and Treasurer via the WisMed Mobile app.* According to the Society’s Constitution, Article V, the President-elect and Treasurer will be elected by the general membership.

Seven ways to improve investment performance
Too often, investors focus on reducing expenses as the only means of improving investment performance. Yes, low expenses are important, but they account for less than a third of the potential added performance.

February 24, 2022

End of State Legislative session sees flurry of bills
As the 2021-22 biennial state legislative session comes to an end early next month, legislative proposals are progressing through both the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate. Some bills will likely be approved by Governor Tony Evers and become law, while others seemed designed to prompt a Gov. Evers veto.

WisMed, AMA file amicus brief supporting local public health powers
Emphasizing the importance of empowering ground-level public health officials when rapidly-developing events threaten communities, the Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) and the American Medical Association (AMA) filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court February 22.

Vote for Society offices via WisMed Mobile
Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) Members can vote for the Society President-elect and Treasurer via the WisMed Mobile app.* According to the Society’s Constitution, Article V, the President-elect and Treasurer will be elected by the general membership.

Register for Society virtual Annual Meeting
Registration is open for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2022 Annual Meeting to be held virtually on Saturday April 9, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Why residents need disability protection
For medical residents or fellows, their biggest asset is their future ability to earn an income. Until it’s sustainable to lose earning power without consequence, it’s important to fully protect it. James Dahle, MD, of The White Coat Investor states, “Early in residency, buy as large of a high-quality, specialty-specific, own occupation, individual disability insurance policy as an agent is willing to sell you.”

Physician volunteers needed for Let's Talk About Pain Medicines workshops
Physician volunteers are needed for Let's Talk About Pain Medicines educational workshops in Brown, Eau Claire, Marathon, Milwaukee, Pierce and Waukesha counties. These workshops are organized through Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) with a grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.

February 17, 2022

State Assembly amends, passes nursing independence bill
The Wisconsin State Assembly amended and then approved legislation this afternoon (February 17) allowing certain nurses (APRN) to practice independently.

Vote now: Nominees, elections for Society offices
Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) Members can now vote for the Society President Elect and Treasurer via the WisMed Mobile app.* According to the Society’s Constitution, Article V, the President-elect and Treasurer will be elected by the general membership.

MEB pushes reset button on chaperone rule
The state of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB) will need to craft a new version of its chaperone requirement rule to avoid an onerous rulemaking procedure specific to proposals exceeding a certain level of implementation and compliance costs. State law passed in 2017 requires an agency to halt or alter proceedings if a proposed administrative rule would cost affected entities $10 million or more over a two-year period.

Add your National Healthcare Decisions Day event to the Society’s calendar
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, 2022, is a day to inspire, educate and empower the public, physicians and the health care team about the importance of advance care planning (ACP).

Social Security projected depletion and physicians
Each year the Social Security Trustees publish a report on the financial health of the fund. The 2021 report indicates the retirement benefit and survivors’ benefit (technically called the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance) can make timely payments for 11 more years to 2033.

February 10, 2022

WisMed testifies on Direct Primary Care legislation
Wisconsin Medical Society President-elect Wendy Molaska, MD, visited the State Capitol February 8 to testify in favor of legislation ensuring that Direct Primary Care (DPC) arrangements will not be considered a health insurance “plan.” The proposal, Senate Bill 889, received a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection, which is scheduled to vote on the bill February 11.

Doctor Day 2022 delivers policy, politics to hundreds virtually
While forced to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Doctor Day 2022 delivered a heavy dose of timely health care-related information to hundreds joining online February 8. A joint effort of 20 sponsors supporting physicians and their ability to practice medicine, Doctor Day 2022 was emceed by Wisconsin Medical Society President Alicia Arnold, MD.

WisMed Assure hires Medicare specialist
WisMed Assure is happy to announce the addition of Jerry Tiffany to their “Team Income Defense,” which focuses on income protection for individual physicians and their families. With his vast knowledge and experience in life and health insurance, Jerry will be instrumental in expanding WisMed Assure’s outreach for young physician education and providing superior service to all of our members.

Waukesha County Medical Society trivia night March 3
Waukesha County Medical Society (WCMS) invites all members to register to attend the WCMS Trivia Night scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2022. Trivia will be held at Raised Grain Brewing Co.

February 3, 2022

Physician wellness program launches in La Crosse County
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) is proud to announce in partnership with La Crosse County Medical Society (LCMS) the launch of the LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program. This completely confidential offering is now available to all LCMS members, providing up to six free coaching/counselling sessions per year with a psychologist.

WisMed responds to so-called “Medical Freedom” bills
A group of Wisconsin State Legislators released a series of bills on February 2 aimed at promoting patients’ ability to obtain ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatments.

Last chance to register for Doctor Day
Don’t miss Doctor Day 2022 on Tuesday, February 8! Register here and view the agenda for the day. This three-hour virtual advocacy day will include a legal update and a policy and politics panel discussion featuring Paul Farrow, Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman, Ben Wikler, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman and JR Ross, WisPolitics.com, as moderator.

WisMed PolicyLink simplifies policy process
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) recently launched WisMed PolicyLink, an online tool for members to submit and review health care policies. It is designed to give member physicians a more accessible and convenient way to promote high quality patient care and support physicians’ ability to practice medicine.

Advantages of down markets
Down markets are inevitable, and they are also advantageous. Everyone wants to buy low and sell high, right? Well, down markets are the opportunity to buy low. Many investment indexes, whether U.S. or international, were negative for January.

January 27, 2022

Nursing independence bill passes State Senate in split vote
The Wisconsin State Senate on January 25 approved Senate Bill 394, which allows advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently. The vote was 19-14, with 18 Republican and 1 Democratic "aye" votes, and 11 Democratic and 3 Republican "nay" votes.

Register for Society virtual Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2022 Annual Meeting to be held virtually on Saturday April 9, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

2022 WISMedPAC Board Members
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Board of Directors approved the nominations of the following to the WISMedPAC Board for 2022: Dan Bennett, MD, Bradley Burmeister, MD, Andrew Campbell, MD, Clarence Chou, MD, Donn Dexter, MD, John Hartman, MD, Don Lee, MD, Ken Pechman, MD, and Paul Wertsch, MD.

Virtual Doctor Day is February 8
There’s still time to register for Doctor Day 2022! Register here and view the agenda for the day. This three-hour advocacy day will include a legal update and a policy and politics panel discussion.

Key terms in a disability policy
Finding the right income protection policy can seem overwhelming. Understanding the following terms can make the process a little easier.

January 20, 2022

Doctor Day to be virtual on February 8
After careful consideration, the Doctor Day planning committee has decided to change this year’s Doctor Day to an entirely virtual event. Doctor Day 2022 is scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, February 8.

Physician advocacy is helping reshape nursing independence bill – more contacts needed
As reported in last week’s Medigram, legislation that would allow certain advanced practice nurses to practice independently has turned contentious in the State Legislature. Following a split 9-6 Assembly Health Committee vote, with Republican and Democratic committee members in both the Aye and Nay columns for passage, the bill’s eventual final status is still unclear.

Thanks for running for a healthier Wisconsin!
Thanks to everyone who ran for a healthier Wisconsin in 2021! Hopefully this brought everyone a little sanity as we navigated another crazy year. Your participation will allow the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation to help more communities in 2022.

Let your patients know: free COVID-19 test kits available
This week the federal government launched a simple process for the public to order four free COVID-19 test kits per household. Physicians can help their patients slow the spread of COVID-19 by reminding patients about this availability.

State med board elects leadership for 2022
At its first monthly meeting for 2022 on January 19, the state of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB) held its annual election to set MEB leadership for the year.

Payroll adjustments for 2022 retirement plan limits
With inflation comes inflation adjusted retirement plan limits, which may make it time for those participating in a 401(k) or 403(b) to adjust retirement contribution rates with their payroll department.

January 13, 2022

Independent nursing bill gets contentious committee vote - action needed
Legislation that will allow certain advanced practice nurses to independently provide care to patients passed out of the State Assembly Committee on Health January 12 on a contentious 9-6 vote.

Wisconsin Medical Society offices consolidate
Effective January 13, 2022, the Wisconsin Medical Society office has moved from the Rimrock location in Madison to the WisMed Assure office in Fitchburg. Telephone numbers have not changed, and the new address is below.

Insurance resources for WisMed Members
WisMed Assure and WisMed Financial worked with WMSN Fox 47 News to create an awareness campaign (additional resources can also be found below the commercial).

Member benefits to access today
Special discounts are currently available to Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) Members in addition to the standard WisMed Perks. WisMed Members can save up to 71% on high-performance tech and more via Lenovo’s New Year Savings event through January 23.

January 6, 2022

COVID-19 Task Force produces new patient flyer
The Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) COVID-19 Task Force has produced a simple, clearly-worded flyer describing how patients can help reduce their risk of catching COVID-19. It's also available in the Resources section of the WisMed COVID-19 web page and via the "Resources" section under the expandable menu in the WisMed Mobile app.

COVID-19 webinar on guidance changes
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is hosting a COVID-19 webinar for health professionals Changes to Isolation and Quarantine Guidance and other COVID-19 Updates on Friday, January 7 at 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Physician finances impacted by 2022 legislation
The backdoor may be closing on Roth IRAs, and federal student loan payments are postponed (again), which may make it beneficial to file for an extension on 2021 tax returns.

Waukesha County Medical Society trivia night March 3
Waukesha County Medical Society (WCMS) invites all members to register to attend the WCMS Trivia Night scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2022. Trivia will be held at Raised Grain Brewing Co.