Final Session in Conversations on Race & Equity Series Set for June 12

June 8, 2023

The MMA will host the final session in the Conversations on Race & Equity (CORE) series on June 12 at noon.  

Medication Repository Program Gets Meds to Uninsured, Underinsured

June 8, 2023

Many Americans, including Minnesotans, skip doses or ration medications due to their high costs. To address this issue, states across the country have funded medication repository programs, which take in unused medications for redistribution.   

IMPORTANT REMINDER: New DEA Education Requirement on Opioid or other Substance Use Disorders Begins June 27

June 8, 2023

Beginning June 27, DEA license holders, upon initial registration or renewal, will be required to complete at least eight hours of training in the treatment or management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. 

Noontime Forum to Tackle Climate Change and Health Equity on June 14

June 8, 2023

The MMA is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to host a virtual physician forum called “Health Equity on a Hotter Earth: What Clinicians Need to Know” from noon to 1 pm on June 14. 

MN Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Heard in Minnesota Health Records Act Case

June 8, 2023

On June 5, the Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case pitting the Minnesota Health Records Act (MHRA) against the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  

New MDH Report Supports Use of Telehealth

June 1, 2023

A new study from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) highlights the potential for telehealth to make care more accessible to Minnesotans while providing similar levels of service to traditional, in-person ways of delivering care. 

Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare to Resume Eligibility Reviews of Enrollees; Tools Available to Help Patients Renew Coverage

June 1, 2023

After a three-year pause during the COVID-19 public health emergency, Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare will resume annual eligibility reviews of their enrollees (i.e., renewals). Renewals will begin as early as July for MA enrollees and October for MinnesotaCare enrollees. 

June 7 Noontime Forum to Review Legislative Session and Its Impact on Physicians and Medicine

June 1, 2023

MMA staff lobbyists will review the 2023 legislation session and discuss how new legislation will impact physicians and medicine in Minnesota as part of a virtual physician forum from noon to 1 pm on June 7.  

MMA Board Approves Recommendations on Emergency Department Boarding of Patients with Psychiatric Diagnoses

June 1, 2023

On May 20, the MMA Board of Trustees approved a list of recommendations designed to reduce the incidence, and improve the quality, of emergency department boarding of patients with psychiatric diagnoses (EDBPPD) in Minnesota. 

Surgeon General Report: Social Media Harmful to Youth and Adolescents

May 25, 2023

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General warns that social media use can be harmful to the mental health of children and adolescents.  

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