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Legal Advocacy

The MMA advocates for its members in Minnesota administrative agencies and courts to preserve a fair medical-legal environment where physicians can provide excellent care to their patients. This can involve attending meetings with administrative agencies that are looking to amend current Rules. It can involve participation in state-appointed workgroups that provide recommendations to the Commissioner of Health or other key administrators. The MMA advocates for its members in the court system by filing briefs as amicus curiae (”friend of the court”) when a case decision will have a great affect on physicians or health care in Minnesota.

The MMA monitors and comments on the work of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. It provides contract reviews of provider service agreements between physicians and participating health insurance companies. It also publishes concise legal resources to aid physicians in understanding laws that affect their practice.

Physician Assistant Factsheet

 

AMA Litigation Center

 

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

 

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

 

Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program

 

Legal Resources

Changes to Federal Stark Law Regarding Diagnostic Imaging Arrangements
Waiver of Copayments and Reduction of Fees
Transparency in Risk Sharing Contacts
MMA Conceal and Carry Law Guide
Guide to Interpreter Services
HIPAA Privacy Rule Reference Guide

Recovery Audit Contractors

Medicare RAC Region B Website Discussion Period Request Form RACB CMS Approved
FAQ - CMS auditing program Sample letters to providers
Additional documentation request from CGI - October 2010

Workers Compensation

Releasing the Medical Records of Injured Workers

End of Life Care

POLST Information Advance directives MMA health care directive form

Contract Reviews

2013 BCBS Aware Contract Review
2011 HealthPartners Contract Review
2011 Medica's Associate Clinic Participation Agreement Contract Review
2011 BCBS Aware Contract Review
2010 BCBS Aware Contract Review
2009 BCBS Aware Contract Review
2008 BCBS Aware Contract Review
2007 BCBS Contract Review
2006 BCBS Aware Agreement
2005 BCBS Aware Agreement
2004 BCBS Aware Agreement
2003 BCBS Renewal Agreement
2002 BCBS Contract Review

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