Administrative Simplification Standardize administrative processes to reduce costs and duplication.

APRNs Advanced practice registered nurses offer a level of care that is advanced in skills, experience and knowledge.

Cross-Cultural Health Eliminate racial, ethnic, and cultural health disparities in Minnesota.

Medicare Find a long-term solution to Medicare’s flawed physician payment system to preserve access to health care for seniors.

Health Care Reform Require all Minnesotans to have insurance, require health plans to offer insurance to all applicants, create medical home pilot projects, strengthen public health.

Quality and Safety Assist physicians in their ongoing efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care for their patients.

Health IT The MMA is working to help members implement health information technologies.

Legal Advocacy Advocate for MMA Members in Minnesota courts and administrative agencies. Monitor and comment on the work of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

Medical Liability Cap non-economic damages, which cover pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment, at $250,000.

Physician Profiling Physician profiling is a method used primarily by health plans to compare the practice patterns of physicians on specific measures of cost and quality.

Physician Well-being Work to promote physician wellness and reduce physician distress, burnout and mental illness in the medical profession.

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Advance Directives MMA, MMA and Honoring Choices Advance Directives

Safety Net Programs Provide adequate payment for medical services and avoid cuts in eligibility that would leave people without health insurance.

Scope of Practice Ensure that medical services be performed by health care providers who have the appropriate training and skills to provide safe, effective care.

Sick Tax Repeal the 2 percent tax on medical services.

Other Issues Driver Safety, Health Care Access Fund, Imaging Services, Tiering,

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