Submit feedback on Board policy actions by Friday
The Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) Board of Directors recently acted on five policy proposals that had been submitted through the WisMed PolicyLink platform. Members can weigh in on those decisions via advisory referendum through Friday, September 29.
GO PAC GO heating up
Congratulations to Team 2 for taking the lead in the second quarter of GO PAC GO. Tom Joles, MD, District 7 is the MVP of Q2!
Opening doors for future physician leaders
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation (Foundation) is proud to help support the development of future physician leaders through the Cyril “Kim” Hetsko, MD Trainee Leadership Fund. This fund was established to defray meeting expenses for physician trainees to allow them to participate in Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) and American Medical Association (AMA) meetings.
Get involved – apply by January 3 for a Medical Society office
Applications are being accepted for several Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) offices, and all nomination materials are due to the Society’s Nominating Committee by Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
Science Fest bourbon tasting in Eau Claire to support the Foundation
The Western Wisconsin Medical Society, HyVee and 45th Parallel Spirits, are hosting a bourbon tasting on Tuesday, October 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the HyVee in Eau Claire. The event will include tastings, sales and prize drawings.
Fed skips rate hike but may not be done
As some anticipated, the Federal Reserve (Fed) held interest rates steady at its September policy meeting. The Fed had raised its benchmark federal funds rate at their July 2023 meeting to a range between 5.25% and 5.5%, a 22-year high.
State seeks physicians for Work Comp advisory group
The state of Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) is seeking to fill three vacancies for physicians on the Health Care Provider Advisory Committee (HCPAC), which advises the state on worker’s compensation-related treatment standards.
MIPS program changes may lead to penalties in 2024
On August 10, CMS made available 2022 MIPS performance feedback, which determines whether physicians will receive a positive, neutral or negative payment adjustment on Medicare services furnished in 2024. The AMA has heard alarming reports of physicians facing MIPS penalties in 2024 for the first time since the program started.
Health equity education available from AMA, National Academy of Medicine
Two new health equity education resources are available for physicians and health care professionals.