AMA Releases New Mental Health Resources for Physicians 

May 19, 2022
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the AMA has released resources to help physicians integrate behavioral health into their practices, as well as prioritize their own mental well-being.  
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Volunteers Needed for Illicit Drug Harm Reduction & Decriminalization Work Group 

May 19, 2022
MMA members interested in helping to develop MMA policy to mitigate the health impacts of illicit drug use, drug-related incarceration, and drug-related criminal records are invited to indicate their interest now through May 22.
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MMA Board Updates Abortion Policies 

May 19, 2022
 At its May 14 meeting, the MMA Board of Trustees (BOT) adopted revisions to MMA’s policies regarding abortion.  
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Legislative Leaders Agree to Budget Framework; Conference Committee Working on Details 

May 19, 2022
On May 15, Gov. Tim Walz and Senate and House leadership announced a budget framework deal to guide state lawmakers, as the session nears its end. 
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HHS Committee Faces Difficult Task of Finding Compromise Between Senate, House Bills 

May 12, 2022
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Conference Committee began meeting this week with the seemingly Herculean task of working out a compromise between the vastly different Senate and House HHS omnibus bills.   
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Virtual Roundtable to Focus on the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare 

May 12, 2022
An online roundtable discussion titled “Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transition Roundtable: The Medically Complex as a Model of Systems Barriers and Potential Solutions,” will be held June 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
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MMA Resident & Fellow Section Governing Council Nominations Open

May 12, 2022
Are you interested in a leadership role within the MMA’s Resident and Fellow Section (RFS)? Now is the time to step up, strengthen your leadership skills, and lend your voice to organized medicine.  
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Physicians Needed for Lyme Disease Focus Groups 

May 12, 2022
Minnesota physicians are needed for an hour-long virtual focus group to discuss experiences seeing patients with concerns for chronic Lyme disease. 
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HHS Omnibus Bill Passes House Floor, Goes to Conference Committee 

May 05, 2022
Following a lengthy debate, the House Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus bill, SF 4410, passed the House floor on a 69-64 party-line vote on May 3.
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DHS Set to Distribute 2021 Opioid Prescribing Reports  

May 05, 2022
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is planning to send more than 15,000 opioid prescribing reports to Minnesota Medicaid and MinnesotaCare providers through the providers’ health system or via the U.S. Postal Service.
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