MMA/UCare Sponsor Medical Discovery Day for BIPOC Youth

November 16, 2023

On November 11, Gillette Children’s and Black Men in White Coats hosted an empowering and uplifting event titled, “Medical Discovery Day for BIPOC Youth,” a day filled with learning, mentorship, and networking – all with the goal of building a stronger and more equitable future for the healthcare field. 

MMA Board Approves 5 Priorities for Upcoming Legislative Session

November 9, 2023

The MMA Board of Trustees adopted five legislative priorities for the MMA at its November 4 board meeting.  

Minnesota Physician Announces Run for Congress

November 9, 2023

State Sen. Kelly Morrison, MD, an OBGYN and MMA member, announced on November 9 that she is running for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. She joins one other Democrat running for Rep. Dean Phillips’ seat after Phillips launched his presidential campaign in October. 

WARNING: Increase In Scams Targeting Physicians Across the Country

November 9, 2023

State medical associations across the country are reporting an increase in scams targeting physicians. These scammers typically pose as representatives of law enforcement, a licensing board, or U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and tell the target that they need to pay a fee to avoid arrest or disciplinary action.  

December 5 Forum to Examine Opioid Prescribing

November 9, 2023

The MMA, Stratis Health, the Minnesota Shared Decision-Making Collaborative and the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) will co-present a virtual forum titled “Opioid Prescribing: Replacing the Contract with Conversation for Better Outcomes” from noon to 1 pm on Tuesday, December 5. 

AMA President Addresses All Gender Health Conference in St. Paul

November 9, 2023

New AMA President Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, spoke at Rainbow Health’s “All Gender Health” conference on October 28 at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul. The MMA sponsored the event.    

State Seeking Surgeons to Serve on Trauma Advisory Council

November 9, 2023

Applications are being accepted currently for six State Trauma Advisory Council (STAC) positions to be appointed to four-year terms beginning January 2024. Three of the six positions are for surgeons.

MMA Joins Organizations Demanding Congress Adopt Medicare Physician Payment Reform

November 2, 2023

The MMA joined the AMA and more than 120 other national medical organizations and state medical societies in support of a House of Representative’s proposal to reform the budget-neutrality policies that have been affecting Medicare physician payment levels in recent years. 

State Task Force to Examine Pregnancy Health and Substance Use Disorders

November 2, 2023

The Task Force on Pregnancy Health and Substance Use Disorders (TFPSUD) met for the first time on October 26 to lay the groundwork for recommending protocols for when physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician assistants should administer a toxicology test and requirements for reporting for prenatal exposure to a controlled substance. 

MMA Offers Intercultural Development Resources to Members

November 2, 2023

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

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