Governor Proclaims January 2018 as Health Equity Month in Minnesota

Minnesota Medical Association and other health care entities promote access to 
health care for all Minnesotans 
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Minnesota Medical Association Names New CEO

The Minnesota Medical Association Board of Trustees has chosen Janet Silversmith as its new CEO. Silversmith, the MMA’s current director of health policy and member services, will officially take the helm of the 164-year-old organization beginning Jan. 1, 2018. 
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MMA Urges Caution When Celebrating Independence Day

The Minnesota Medical Association urges Minnesotans to leave the lighting of fireworks to the professionals when celebrating America’s independence this summer.

“Eye injuries. Hand wounds.  We hear about these unfortunate and preventable injuries every year,” said MMA President David Agerter, MD. “If only Minnesotans would let the experts take care of the fireworks, we’d all be safer. Every summer, we hear awful stories about children and adults getting injured when fireworks go off unexpectedly.”
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Patient Advocates, Physician Groups Continue United Push to Reform Prior Authorization Process

The Minnesota Medical Association and nearly 50 patient advocacy and health care professional groups continue to fight for medication prior authorization (PA) reform at the State Capitol.
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MMA to Minnesota Congressional Delegation: ACA Repeal Without Replacement is Reckless

The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is urging Minnesota’s Congressional delegation to take a strong leadership role in ensuring that Minnesota patients remain at the center of all discussions regarding the future of health care reform.
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