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Wisconsin Governor's Newsletter December 2019
In this Issue:
- Message from the Governor
- ACP Addresses High Cost of Prescription Drugs in New Policy Papers
- CMS Announces Improved Payments for E/M Codes, Reduced Documentation Burdens
- New Fellows
- Wisconsin Chapter Receives 2019 Chapter Excellence Award
- 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
- Wisconsin Women's Mentorship Program
- Save the Date
- View Wisconsin's Job Listings
Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
Message from the Governor
It is my pleasure to share some news about our chapter, as well as the national ACP, through this edition of the Governor's Newsletter.
In September, we had our Annual Scientific Meeting, which was well attended and showcased the talents of our medical students, residents and young physicians. We were honored to have the President of the ACP, Dr. Robert McLean, join us at the meeting and share his vision and the ACP's activities and advocacy efforts on behalf of the physicians and patients at the national level.
Later in September, I attended the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting in Tucson, AZ. We discussed the Resolutions brought forth by the chapters and they were then sent to the Board of Regents for their decision. Thank you to all those who provided me their comments on the resolutions, as they are invaluable in providing the BOG with the perspective from our members.
Please click here for the decisions on the Fall Resolutions acted on by the Board of Regents.
ACP Addresses High Cost of Prescription Drugs in New Policy Papers
The American College of Physicians (ACP) released new policy papers calling for changes that would mitigate rising prescription drug costs. Policy Recommendations for Public Health Plans to Stem the Escalating Costs of Prescription Drugs: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians and Policy Recommendations for Pharmacy Benefit Managers to Stem the Escalating Costs of Prescription Drugs: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians were published in Annals of Internal Medicine and provide recommendations to improve transparency in industry and government, examine the role of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), and address issues in public health plans that create barriers to care.
CMS Announces Improved Payments for E/M Codes, Reduced Documentation Burdens
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced improved payment for evaluation and management (E/M) codes and reducing documentation burdens in the final rule for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. ACP was a leader in pushing for changes that will strengthen primary and cognitive care. Read more here.
Congratulations to our new Wisconsin Chapter Fellows:
Khine T. Swe, MD - Weston, WI
Ridhwi Mukerji, MD - Kronenwetter, WI
Shirley N. Tetteh, MD - De Pere, WI
Christopher E. Weber, MD - Germantown, WI
Wisconsin Chapter Receives 2019 Chapter Excellence Award
We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2019 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 32 other outstanding chapters. In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria, fifteen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.
2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
Thank you for attending the 2019 ACP-WI Annual Scientific Meeting - September 6-7, 2019. If you have not claimed the CME credit, please visit our chapter website for directions and the link to do so.
Here is the link to the presentations.
The attendees had the opportunity to hear the oral presentations and see the displayed posters from several medical students and resident physicians from across the state. Please see below for the winners of the Edwin L. Overholt Resident/Fellow Member Vignette Competition, Scott Sprtel Doctor's Dilemma® Resident Competition and the Addis and Mary Lou Costello Family Award for Excellence in Medicine Displayed Poster Competition.
2019 Edwin L. Overholt Resident/Fellow Member Clinical Vignette Competition Winners
Winner: Marium Khan, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
“Urine My Heart”
Runner-up: Fahad Aftab Khan Lodhi, MD - Marshfield Medical Center
“Spinal Epidural Abscess due to Pasteurella Multicoda – Case Report and Literature Review”
2019 Edwin L. Overholt Resident/Fellow Member Research Vignette Competition Winners
Winner: Corey Sadd, MD - University of Wisconsin
“Long-Term Outcomes and Survival in Portopulmonary Hypertension Patients after Liver Transplant”
Runner Up: Julia Rose R. Shariff, MD - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation
“A Double-Edged Sword: The Development of Endocrinopathies in Patients on Nivolumab”
Scott Sprtel Doctor's Dilemma® Resident Competition
Gundersen Health Residency Program Team
Addis and Mary Lou Costello Family Award for Excellence in Medicine Displayed Poster Competition Winners
First Place: Erin Davis, DO
“A Rare Case of Aspeptic Meningitis”
Second Place: Kristen Corrao, MD
“Non-Uremic Calciphylaxis Associated with Warfarin”
Second Place: Kristen Corrao, MD
“Epidural and Paraspinal Abscesses Due to Brucellosis”
Third Place: Emily C. Dolan, MD
“Cat Got Your Dialysis Catheter”
Third Place: Akshar Jaglan, DO
“A Classic Case of Cardiac Tamponade with a Rare Complication of Pericardial Decompression Syndrome”
Third Place: Dawit Worku, MD
“Unconventional Approach to Treat Perioperative Hypothermia”
During the Chapter's annual meeting, we had an opportunity to recognize some internists from our state for their valuable contributions to our profession and to our patients.
Here are the 2019 ACP-WI awardees:
2019 ACP-WI Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award: Dr. William J. Listwan, FACP
2019 ACP-WI Community-Based Physician and Mentor Awards: Dr. Brett Linzer & Dr. Albert Musa
2019 ACP-WI Early Career Internist of the Year Awards: Dr. Sanjay Bhandari & Dr. Sriram Darisetty, FACP
2019 ACP-WI Distinguished Internist of the Year Award: Dr. Ann M. Schmidt, FACP
2019 ACP-WI Helen Dickie Award for Outstanding Woman Physician: Dr. Pinky Jha, FACP
We also recognized Dr. Kesavan Kutty, FCCP, MACP, a former governor of our chapter and an emeritus Regent of the ACP with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the state and national ACP and to the field of medicine.
I heartily congratulate all of these awardees.
Dr. Kesavan Kutty, FCCP, MACP from Menomonee Falls, WI accepts the 2019 ACP-WI Lifetime Achievement Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizes long-time members of the chapter who have achieved outstanding accomplishments and who have given long term and exemplary service to the ACP and to the Wisconsin Chapter.
Pinky Jha, MD, FACP from Brookfield, WI accepts the 2019 ACP-WI Helen Dickie Award for Outstanding Woman Physician from her nominator, Kurt J. Pfeifer, MD, FACP. The Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year Award is in memory of Dr. Helen Dickie, a renowned clinician and academic professor at the University of Wisconsin. She was also the first female Wisconsin Master of the College. This award recognizes an outstanding woman physician with a distinguished career including leadership, exceptional patient care and medical education and/or research.
Dr. Ann M. Schmidt, FACP of Madison, WI accepts the 2019 ACP-WI Distinguished Internist of the Year Award from Dr. Christine S. Seibert, FACP and ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Distinguished Internist of the Year Award recognizes a career distinguished by diligent effort or remarkable achievements in medical practice.
Dr. Sanjay Bhandari of Menomonee Falls, WI accepts the Early Career Internist of the Year award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP and nominator, Kurt J. Pfeifer, MD, FACP. The Early Career Internist of the Year recognizes the outstanding contributions of a young internist in primary care and medical education.
Dr. Sriram Darisetty, FACP of Brookfield, WI accepts the Early Career Internist of the Year award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Early Career Internist of the Year recognizes the outstanding contributions of a young internist in primary care and medical education.
Brett Linzer, MD from Oconomowoc, WI accepts the 2019 ACP-WI Community-Based Physician and Mentor Awards from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP and his nominator, MaryAnn Gilligan, MD. The Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award recognizes an exceptional community preceptor who has demonstrated a commitment to the mentoring of medical students and/or residents outside of major teaching centers.
Albert Musa, MD of Deerfield, WI accepts the 2019 ACP-WI Community-Based Physician and Mentor Awards from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP and nominator, Dr. Christine S. Seibert, FACP. The Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award recognizes an exceptional community preceptor who has demonstrated a commitment to the mentoring of medical students and/or residents outside of major teaching centers.
Dr. William J. Listwan, FACP from Pewaukee, WI accepts the 2019 ACP-WI Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award from ACP-WI Governor, Dr. Noel Deep, FACP. The Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award recognizes an active internist noted for diligent effort or achievements in the socio-economic aspects of medical practice.
Dr. Deep presented Dr. Robert M. McLean, FACP with a customary cheesehead!
Wisconsin Women's Mentorship Program
The ACP-WI Women's Committee has formed the ACP-WI Women's Mentorship Program. This program is designed to develop mentorships for women in medicine. If you are interested in contacting one of these women mentors to ask questions or help as a sounding board, please feel free to reach out to any of the identified mentors listed below:
Sharon Haase, MD, MACP (Beaver Dam), Chair, ACP-WI Women's Committee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Abigail Bales, MD, FACP (Madison) - Please email email@example.com to get in contact with Dr. Bales.
Karen Fickel, MD, FACP (Milwaukee) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Hawker, MD, FACP (La Crosse) - email@example.com
Kyla Lee, MD (La Crosse) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Seibert, MD, FACP (Madison) - email@example.com
Save the Date
Our Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on September 6 and 7 at the Wilderness Resort and Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. It is an opportunity to attend pre-course sessions, view displayed posters, attend Resident/Fellow Member and Medical Student Member Vignettes and the Doctor's Dilemma ® competition, in addition to the Saturday educational sessions and valuable networking opportunities. I hope to meet many of you there.
View Wisconsin's Job Listings
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Wisconsin Chapter