Spots Still Available to Take Advantage of Clinician Well-Being Program 

February 22, 2024

As part of its commitment to promoting work/life balance and well-being for its members and their families, the MMA is piloting a clinician well-being program called MMA SafeHaven. 

MMA’s Prior Authorization Reform Bill Prioritized Early in St. Paul

February 15, 2024

The MMA’s top legislative priority of fixing prior authorization, HF3578, was the first bill heard in the House Health Finance and Policy Committee when the second biennium of the legislative session kicked off in St. Paul this week. 

Vaccine Legislation Moves Through Senate Committee

February 15, 2024

A bill to allow childcare centers and family childcare programs to require children older than two months to be fully vaccinated, unless there is a medical exemption to being vaccinated, was heard by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on February 15.

MMA Physician Wellness Bill Introduced at the Capitol

February 15, 2024

Legislation to support physician well-being and mental health was introduced in the Minnesota Senate this week by Sen. Kelly Morrison, MD, (DFL – Deephaven). 

Legislators Propose Medical Debt Bill

February 15, 2024

Lawmakers are proposing legislation that will protect patients and their families from being denied medical care in hospitals and clinics because of their medical debt.  

AMA Honors MMA-Nominated Osterholm and Malcolm with Service Awards

February 15, 2024

The AMA presented Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and former Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm with the AMA Awards for Outstanding Government Service on February 13 at its National Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C.

Gov. Task Force Makes 20 Recommendations for U of M’s Academic Health System

February 8, 2024

A swift resolution to negotiations between the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health tops the list of 20 recommendations proposed by the Governor’s Task Force on Academic Health at the University of Minnesota. The report, released on February 5, is now with Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature for consideration.  

Legislature Reconvenes Monday; MMA to Focus on 5 Priorities

February 8, 2024

The MMA will be focused on five legislative priorities this session as lawmakers head back to St. Paul on February 12 for the second half of the biennial session.  

February 21 Forum to Discuss Minnesota’s Rural Healthcare Workforce

February 8, 2024

The MMA and the University of Minnesota Medical School will present a virtual forum on “Minnesota’s Rural Healthcare Workforce” from noon to 1 pm on February 21.     

MMA and University of Minnesota Medical School Launch Pilot Medical Careers Program

February 8, 2024

In January, the MMA, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School, launched a pilot medical careers program with the Laura Jeffrey Academy (LJA) in St. Paul.

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