MMA Awards, Presidential Inauguration, and Business Meeting Videos Premiere Next Week

September 17, 2020
On Sept. 21, the MMA will begin posting a series of videos in anticipation of the Virtual Annual Conference taking place Sept. 25 and 26. The videos will include award presentations, the annual MMA business meeting and the presidential inauguration. 
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2 MMA Docs Named to AMA Cannabis Task Force

September 17, 2020
Former MMA President David Thorson, MD, and Mayo Clinic’s Eugene Scharf, MD, have been named to the AMA Cannabis Task Force. Thorson will represent the MMA while Scharf will represent the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), which is based in Minneapolis. 
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Gov. Extends Peacetime Emergency Declaration Again

September 17, 2020
The Minnesota Legislature returned to the Capitol on Sept. 11 for the fourth special session of 2020, as Gov. Tim Walz extended the existing peacetime emergency first declared in March as the COVID-19 pandemic grew. Despite opposition from the GOP, the extension will continue until at least early October.
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Sept. 17 is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

September 17, 2020
Today is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (NPSA). According to a new Survey of America’s Physicians by The Physicians Foundation, 25 percent of physicians know a physician who has committed suicide. 
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Local and National Experts to Lead Sessions at our Virtual Annual Conference

September 10, 2020
As the MMA’s Virtual Annual Conference draws near, we continue to add experts to our list of faculty for the event taking place Sept. 25 and 26. 
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AMA Approves Two Additional CPT Codes to Support COVID-19 Response

September 10, 2020
This week, the AMA published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set that includes two Category 1 code additions for reporting medical services sparked by the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Statewide Initiative Launched to Integrate PMP and EHR

September 10, 2020
The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy (BOP) announced on Sept. 9 that it has launched a statewide initiative, using Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway service, to integrate access to Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) reports from within approved Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Pharmacy Management Systems (PMS). 
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Webinars to Address Treating Lung Cancer During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 10, 2020
The MMA is jointly providing free webinars on managing patients with lung cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic along with Rockpointe, MEDCHI (the Maryland State Medical Society), other state medical societies and global oncology associations. 
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Special Thanks to This Year’s Annual Conference Sponsors

September 10, 2020
The MMA would like to thank the sponsors for this year's MMA Virtual Annual Conference taking place Sept. 25 and 26. Their support allows us to bring in the great group of faculty we have scheduled this year. 
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COVID-19 and Day Care and School Attendance the Subject of Upcoming Webinar

September 10, 2020
The MMA is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) to host a noon-time webinar on Sept. 16 regarding school and day care attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.   
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