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Doctor Day 2018

The Wisconsin Surgical Society again participated in Doctor Day at the State Capital on January 30th. Approximately 450 physicians and medical students participated in the event.

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Spring 2017

Amy E. Liepert, MD, FACS The Wisconsin Surgical Society was again awarded an Advocacy Grant from The American College of Surgeons Health Policy and Advocacy Group (HPAG) to support and sponsor surgeon participation in the physician lobby day at the Wisconsin State...

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Annual Wisconsin Doctor Day – March 29 – Save the Date

Annual Wisconsin Doctor Day at the State Capitol is Wednesday, March 29th. The Wisconsin Surgical Society is a strong sponsor of this event. The WSS will hold a morning breakfast meeting in conjunction with Doctor Day to start at 8:30 am at the Monona Terrace. The...

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Fall 2016 Update

2016 has been an exciting (although other words might be inserted) political environment. We find ourselves in the midst, and final stride, of a tumultuous presidential campaign. Among the many, many issues (and non-issues) being debated, healthcare reform has...

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2016 Leadership and Advocacy Summit in Washington DC

April has come and gone – hopefully with it so has the rainy cold weather to make way for May flowers. April also brought a very important time of year for Surgical Health Policy Advocacy. The American College of Surgeons held the annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit...

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2016 Doctor Day

The American College of Surgeons awarded the Wisconsin Surgical Society an Advocacy Grant in order to support and sponsor surgeon participation in the medical lobby day at the Wisconsin State Capital known as Doctor Day. I am pleased to announce 15 WSS members...

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OR Video Bill (AB 255)

A bill has been introduced in the Wisconsin state legislature that would mandate medical practitioners to offer patients the option of having all operative and dental procedures done under general anesthesia to be audio-video recorded in color. This bill, AB 255,...

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Opposing the Protecting Access to Medicare Act

Dear Dr. Kothari, On March 31, Congress passed the one year, short term patch to the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula avoiding a 24.1 percent physician payment cut scheduled to take effect April 1 (the patch ends on March 31, 2015). The Protecting Access...

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