MMA Rounds

MMA Rounds

Which presentation is right for you and your practice?

The MMA provides presentations on a variety of issues that affect physicians and their clinics. Each presentation is tailored to the needs of the audience and is delivered by content experts from among MMA staff or leadership. MMA Rounds presentations are available free of charge to members.

Presentation topics (see descriptions below)

  • Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange
  • Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • State Health Care Reform – General Overview
  • Federal Health Care Reform – General Overview
  • Provider Peer Grouping
  • Quality Reporting

MMA also can arrange speakers on the following topics:

  • Working with Medical Interpreters Training Workshop
  • Medicare: Recovery Audit Contractors Program
  • Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) – Health Care Directives Forms
  • Capitol Report: What is the latest from under the Capitol dome?
  • Election preview/review: How elections impact health policy decisions
  • Advocacy 101: for clinics, groups, and physician who wish to sharpen their skills on educating legislators, influencing legislation, and impacting public policy

A Look Inside: Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange
The exchange is expected to be used by one out of every five Minnesotans. This session addresses how the exchange will affect Minnesota physicians as well as address several other key questions. What are the services and functions an exchange must provide? How will it impact the future of MinnesotaCare? What is the relationship with the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System and the state’s Provider Peer Grouping initiative? What has Minnesota learned from other states? And your questions.

Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act will dramatically change the Medicaid program. In 2014, nearly one in seven Minnesotans will be covered by Medicaid. The ability of physicians to continue to provide high quality care to Medicaid enrollees could be limited if Medicaid does not update its payment models to better reflect the cost of care and the value of care delivered. This presentation examines trends in Medicaid enrollment and Medicaid physician payment and considers their implications on access to care.

Accountable Care Organizations
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are among the hottest health care topics in discussion today. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has incorporated ACOs as a significant component of Medicare reform. Intended to combine new models of payment in exchange for new care delivery models, ACOs have the potential to fundamentally change the health care landscape. It is not clear, however, whether ACOs will live up to their expectations or what their implications for physicians will be. Learn about the concept of ACOs, Medicare’s plans for adopting ACOs, and how ACOs might change medicine in Minnesota.

State Health Care Reform - General Overview
State health care reform has been a top priority of the MMA for many years. The 2008 legislation outlined a series of reforms, including coverage expansion, payment reform, quality measurement and reporting, delivery system redesign with health care homes, and investment in public health. Learn the status of Minnesota’s health care reform act and how these reforms will impact your practice.

Federal Health Care Reform – General Overview
Federal health care reform, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), includes numerous provisions that will affect Minnesota physicians. Learn about the ACA, including changes to Medicare physician payment, expansion of Medicaid, insurance market reforms, and quality improvement initiatives.

Provider Peer Grouping
The amount and adequacy of comparative information on health care costs and quality is extremely limited. While efforts to quantitatively measure or profile the performance of physicians on measures of cost and quality are not new, Minnesota’s 2008 health care reform act seeks to expand its use. The state is developing a methodology for measuring physician clinics and hospitals on measures of cost and quality. Learn how peer grouping will be used in Minnesota to measure the cost and quality of the care you provide and its implications for your practice.

Quality Reporting
The 2008 state health care reform act expands the collection and public reporting of health care quality measures. Learn about quality reporting initiatives in Minnesota, how your clinic can prepare to comply with data submission requirements, and what MMA is doing to minimize the burden on practices.

For more information contact Brian Strub, manager of physician outreach, at 612-362-3745 or 800-342-5662.

Schedule a Presentation

To schedule an MMA Rounds presentation

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For clinics and hospitals located in the:
Northern Twin Cities, Northeast MN contact Brian Strub,
or call 612-362-3745.

For clinics and hospitals located in the:
Northwest, Southwest,
Central MN contact Mandy Rubenstein, Manager of Physician Outreach,
or call 612-362-3740

For clinics and hospitals located in the:
Southern Twin Cities,
Southeast MN
contact Terry Ruane,
Director of Membership,
or call 612-362-3742


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