• Not Your Grandfather’s MMA, but More Work to Do

    Friday, Nov 22, 2019

    At its Nov. 9, 2019 meeting, the MMA Board of Trustees adopted new policy on gender equity in medicine. This policy, based on recently adopted policy by the  AMA, was brought forward as an Open Issue at our Annual Conference in September and recommended for action by our Policy Council.

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  • Changing Times Call for Changing Measures

    Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

    The  MMA  has made the decision to withdraw from the board of MN Community Measurement (MNCM) and to resign as a founding, dues-paying member. This was a difficult decision and one that the MMA, itself a dues-supported organization, made following thoughtful deliberations

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  • Why the MMA is Like Public Radio

    Monday, Jun 3, 2019

    Another season of membership pledges has ended. No, not for the MMA, but for your local public radio station. A few times a year, over the course of several days, public radio issues a plea to its listeners to “become a member” and support their quality programming. Yet any of us can turn the radio dial and enjoy public radio’s news, music, and other programs whether we contribute and become members or not. The same is true of the MMA.

     

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  • How Members Engage with MMA: Out with the Old

    Monday, Nov 12, 2018

    On September 22, 2018, the MMA House of Delegates (HOD) held its final meeting. After more than five years of study, debate, and gradual adoption of alternative models of governance and member engagement, the HOD agreed the old model had run its course.

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  • A New Approach to the Provider Tax

    Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

    Although the 2019 Legislature won’t convene for another six months, Minnesota physicians and other health care providers should be paying attention now.   

    Under current state law, the 2 percent “provider tax” will sunset at the end of 2019. The state, however, is unprepared to define how to fill the more than $600 million annual revenue gap that will occur when the tax expires. The revenue currently generated by the tax is used to finance critical public programs and services – MinnesotaCare; Medical Assistance; state health care research and analysis; and, investments in public health and medical education. Not willing to wait for the state to act, last Monday (July 16) the MMA Board of Trustees decided to commit organizational resources and leadership to identify and advance viable alternative funding.

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