04/12/18 | 2018 WRS Newsletter
Welcome! Your Wisconsin state chapter of the American College of Radiology hopes the Spring of 2018 finds its members in good health and positively engaged in the ever changing practice of Radiology. Your WRS state chapter is built on three pillars: Education, Policy, and providing national Representation to the American College of Radiology. Your WRS chapter has been actively engaged in several initiatives on each of the fronts, dedicated to becoming an active player at the table.
04/05/18 | Doctor Day 2018
The 2018 Doctor’s Day took place on January 30, 2018 and was attended by Dr. Paul Larson, member in training Dr. Jeannine Ruby, and Dr. Susan Rebsamen, current WRS President, all decked out in our “whites.” The included picture was taken in the WI State Assembly room. Each participant met with their elected state representatives and/or senators to discuss current legislative agendas which would potentially affect health care in the state of WI. Topics included Network Adequacy, an issue that will impact Radiology including issues and legislation surrounding the concept of “surprise billing.” Other topics included Nurses and Collaboration with Physicians (maintaining the current law requiring a strong collaborative relationship between a certified nurse midwife and a physician), Worker’s Compensation (in support of the highly successful WI worker’s compensation system, preventing an unfair fee schedule from being imposed), H.O.P.E. (focused on fighting opioid and other drug abuse), as well as Opposition to Assembly Bill 260 (which attempted to prevent the Interscholastic Athletic Association from requiring a comprehensive physical exam be performed by a physician, initially supported by a state chiropractic group to gain access to these exams).
WOW! On Wisconsin! Wisconsin has advanced for the 3rd year in a row to the RADPAC Final Four. For our division D, it is down to Colorado, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin! Thank you to everyone who has already contributed this year to get us this far. Remember any donation amount will help!
W. Dennis Foley, MD is a graduate of the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He trained in Radiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Foley did a 1-year Instructorship in Vascular Radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
10/13/16 | CT Colonography Now Included in 2017 HEDIS Quality Measures: A Giant Step Forward for Patient-Centered Care
CT Colonography (known as virtual colonoscopy) is now included in the 2017 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) quality measures for colorectal cancer screening.
WRS Member Derrick Siebert, MD, a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin, received his first white coat in 2004. This year, he’s delighted to pay it forward by sponsoring a white coat and helping to welcome students to the medical profession through the Foundation’s White Coat Campaign.
WRS established the Flaherty Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 to recognize the career achievements and outstanding contributions to the profession of radiology by physicians practicing in Wisconsin.
Since 2001, students attending medical school in Wisconsin have received their first white coat and a personal note of encouragement from a physician through the Foundation’s White Coat Campaign. With this year’s record-breaking class of more than 435 medical students, more donations than ever are needed to make sure all students are welcomed warmly to the medical profession.
03/17/16 | Proposed Bylaws Revisions
View the recommended changes to the Wisconsin Radiolgoical Society Bylaws.
01/18/16 | Operation: Education
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation's Operation: Education program was held on January 13, 2016.
Governor Walker officially signed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact into law today. He released the following statement.
The State Assembly unanimously approved Senate Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 253, which ratifies the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact in Wisconsin.