Burnout Rate for Physicians Spikes, Study Shows

September 23, 2022
Researchers found that 2020 marked the end of a six-year period of decline in the overall rate of work-induced burnout among physicians. By the end of 2021, 21 months after the COVID-19 pandemic, the physician burnout rate spiked to a new height that was greater than previously monitored by researchers.
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MMA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Rule 

September 22, 2022
On September 20, the MMA submitted comments in support of proposed changes to Chapter 6 of the administrative rule, which clarifies the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). 
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MMA Hands Out Annual Awards for Going Above and Beyond 

September 22, 2022
In concert with the 2022 Annual Conference, the MMA is honoring four physicians, three physicians-in-training, a reproductive health researcher and a pediatric advocacy organization. Each year, the MMA honors those in medicine for going above and beyond with these MMA Awards.  
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Burnout Rate for Physicians Spikes, Study Shows 

September 22, 2022
Researchers found that 2020 marked the end of a six-year period of decline in the overall rate of work-induced burnout among physicians. By the end of 2021, after 21-months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the physician burnout rate spiked to a new height that was greater than previously monitored by researchers. 
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MMA Leadership Election Results are In 

September 22, 2022
Laurel Ries, MD, a family physician in St. Paul, has been elected as the MMA’s president-elect. She will assume the role October 1. MMA members voted for officials in August.  
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MMA Pivots to Switch Annual Conference to a Virtual Event 

September 15, 2022
Due to several factors, the MMA is switching its annual conference to a virtual event via Zoom. The conference will still take place from 12:45 to 4:30 pm on Friday, September 23.
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MEDPAC Endorses Walz for Governor 

September 15, 2022
MEDPAC, the political action committee of the MMA, has announced its support of Gov. Tim Walz for re-election this coming November.  
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Take Action to Tell Congress They Must Stop the Medicare Payment Cuts 

September 15, 2022
Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and tell them to act before the end of the year to reform the Medicare payment system and stop the cycle of constant physician payment cuts.   
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MMA-Endorsed Prior Authorization Bill Passes U.S. House, Heads to U.S. Senate 

September 15, 2022
On September 14, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the “Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act” (H.R. 3173), a bill which reduces prior authorization (PA) burdens for physicians providing care to patients under Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. 
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MDH Says Mental Health Hospital Should Move Forward 

September 15, 2022
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has found that moving forward with a new, free-standing mental health hospital in Saint Paul is in the public interest due to a lack of inpatient mental health beds. Despite this conclusion, MDH acknowledged significant concerns about the new facility as proposed. 
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