MMA Joins Letter to Cigna on Easing Administrative Burdens

April 27, 2023

The MMA and 107 other healthcare advocacy groups signed on to a letter sent April 18 to Cigna leadership expressing concerns with its forthcoming policy that requires the submission of office notes with all claims including evaluation and management services, and modifier 25 when a minor procedure is billed. 

Senate Passes Omnibus Health Bill, House Bill Up Next Week

April 20, 2023

On April 19, the Minnesota Senate passed the omnibus health and human services bill that includes several of MMA’s legislative priorities on a 35-32 vote. 

MMA Joins Coalition Supporting Medicare Fee Schedule Legislation

April 20, 2023

The MMA joined the AMA and 118 other healthcare advocacy groups in a letter of support sent to the sponsors of H.R. 2474, the “Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act,” which would adjust Medicare Fee Schedule payments annually for inflation.   

Health Department Looking for Immunization Champions

April 20, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Health is seeking nominations for the 2023 Immunization Champion Award, a national program hosted by the Association of Immunization Managers that honors those doing exemplary work to foster and promote immunizations in any vaccine category in their community. 

2023 MMA Awards: Nominations Are Now Open

April 20, 2023

Members are encouraged to nominate their peers, medical students, residents/fellows, and advocacy champions for one of MMA’s annual awards. Visit the MMA website to make a nomination by June 30. 

MMA Now Offering Intercultural Development Resources

April 20, 2023

The MMA is now offering free intercultural development services to member organizations who have diversity, inclusion, and health equity goals. 

April 19 Physician Forum to Discuss Violence in Healthcare

April 13, 2023

The topic of violence in healthcare is the focus of the next MMA online Physician Forum on Wednesday, April 19 from noon to 1 pm. It is being presented in partnership with the Mayo Clinic.  

ZVMS to Host Eye Care Clinic for Those Experiencing Homelessness

April 13, 2023

On May 20, the Zumbro Valley Medical Society (ZVMS) will partner with homelessness service agencies to provide an eye care clinic at The Landing MN, 426 3rd Ave SE, for Rochester-area community members experiencing unstable housing.   

Legislature Reconvenes After Break; Fewer Than 6 Weeks Left in Session

April 13, 2023

State lawmakers returned to St. Paul on April 11 with just under six weeks remaining in the legislative session. In that time, they will finalize their plans for the state’s $17.5 billion budget surplus. 

MMA Creates Resource to Help Docs with Treating, Managing Opioid or Substance Use Disorders

April 13, 2023

With the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023 last December and the subsequent removal of the DATA Waiver (or X-Waiver) requirement, physicians seeking an initial or a renewed DEA license are required to complete at least eight hours of training for the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.  

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