White House COVID Response Team to Host Online Town Hall June 11

June 10, 2021
The White House COVID Response Team will host a virtual town hall on “Primary Care Providers, Health Systems, and the Next Phase of the Vaccination Rollout” on June 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. Central Time. 
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DHS Appoints New Assistant Commissioner for Health Care Admin Unit

June 10, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced on June 9 that Cynthia MacDonald will become the new assistant commissioner for its Health Care Administration, effective July 26.  
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Physicians Needed for Pre-Med Shadowing Opportunities

June 10, 2021
Physician shadowing opportunities are needed for a Minnesota program that cater to minority and underrepresented pre-med students. 
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Med Student Urges BMP to Update Mental Illness Language

June 10, 2021
MMA member Christopher Seaver, a University of Minnesota Medical School student and Twin Cities Medical Society fellow, recently published an article in MinnPost urging the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (BMP) to update its health conditions disclosure licensure language so that it does not stigmatize mental illness or discourage physicians and physicians-in-training from seeking treatment. 
 
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Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement to Cease Operations at Year’s End

June 10, 2021
Leadership at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) have decided to cease operations at the end of 2021 due to declining financial support. 
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MMA Welcomes UnitedHealthcare’s Pull-Back on Controversial Plan for Emergency Care

June 10, 2021
UnitedHealthcare (UHC) changed direction on its recently announced plan to deny payment on non-emergency care sought at emergency departments. 
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Budget Discussions Continue Behind Closed Doors

June 03, 2021
While Gov. Tim Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka reached an agreement on a budget outline on May 17, the work of finalizing the details is turning out to be more difficult. Conference committee chairs in each budget area were tasked with finalizing the spending details - that work continues with very little information being shared with the public.
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AMA To Expand CPT Panel to Increase Expertise 

June 03, 2021
The AMA is adding four additional seats to its Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel, the governing body charged with the ongoing maintenance of the CPT code set. A call for nominees for these new seats will begin this summer. 
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Online Forum to Discuss Vaccines and School-Age Children

June 03, 2021
On June 9, the MMA will host a noon-time online forum on “Vaccines and Kids: Preparing to Head Back to School This Fall.” This forum is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Minnesota Department of Health.
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New Report Says Fewer Than Half of Patient Care MDs in Private Practice

May 27, 2021
According to a new report issued by the AMA, 2020 was the first year in which fewer than half of patient care physicians worked in a private practice, a drop of nearly five percentage points from 2018. 
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