Physicians Needed for Task Force on Holistic and Effective Responses to Illicit Drug Use

June 20, 2024

The state has asked the MMA to identify and appoint two physicians to serve on a new illicit drug use task force.  

State Board and Council Seeking Physicians to Fill Vacancies

June 20, 2024

Several volunteer opportunities for physicians are now available through the Secretary of State’s website.

AMA Discusses Medicare Sustainability, Prior Authorization, AI at Annual Meeting

June 13, 2024

Nine physicians represented the MMA at the AMA annual meeting of the House of Delegates (“House”) earlier this week, discussing a range of issues from prior authorization to Medicare sustainability.  

MMA Supports Bill to Take on Prior Auth Abuse by Medicare Advantage Plans

June 13, 2024

The MMA has signed on to support federal bipartisan legislation that would tackle the overuse and abuse of prior authorization (PA) by Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.  

Minnesota AG Leads Coalition Seeking More Regulations of PBMs

June 13, 2024

On June 10, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that he is leading a bipartisan coalition of 32 attorneys general from across the country asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on states’ authority to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).  

MMA Member Resigns from State Senate to Focus on Congressional Campaign

June 13, 2024

On June 7, Kelly Morrison, MD, an OBGYN and MMA member, resigned from the Minnesota Senate to focus full-time on her bid to represent Minnesota’s third congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Free Virtual Training Available on Serious Illness Communication

June 13, 2024

The Center for Advancing Serious Illness Communication (CASIC) is offering physicians a comprehensive training series that will introduce them to serious illness communication and to the Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG).

Medical Innovations to Be Highlighted at Empowering Physicians Conference

June 5, 2024

Have an idea for an app, device or process that could improve how medicine is practiced in Minnesota? The MMA is looking for you.  

State Renames its Center for Health Equity

June 5, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Center for Health Equity, which was created in 2013 to advance health equity, has been elevated to a division within MDH, and will now be known as the Division of Health Equity Strategy and Innovation.

Adverse Health Events Continue to Rise: State Report

May 30, 2024

The number of reportable adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals, licensed ambulatory surgical centers and community behavioral health hospitals increased for the fourth straight year in 2023, according to the latest data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on May 30. 

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