Change Healthcare Cyberattack Assistance Available

March 14, 2024

Physician practices continue to struggle and identify workarounds after the late February Change Healthcare cyberattack.  

CMS Extends MIPS Deadline to April 15

March 14, 2024

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2023 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) now have until April 15 at 7 pm Central to submit their data, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on March 12. 

April 11 Online Forum to Focus on Dealing with Ambiguous Grief

March 14, 2024

The MMA will host its next online physician forum on Thursday, April 11 from noon to 1 pm. The title is: “Healing the Wounds of Yesterday, Dealing with Ambiguous Grief” and will be led by Corey Martin, MD.  

Prior Auth Legislation Continues to Move at Capitol

March 7, 2024

The MMA’s top legislative priority of limiting the use of prior authorization continues to move at the Capitol, with its first senate committee hearing taking place on March 5.

Physician Wellness Legislation Passes Through Senate Committee

March 7, 2024

An MMA priority bill to improve physician wellness received its first committee hearing on March 7. SF3531 (Morrison, DFL – Deephaven) was heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee where it received overwhelming support and passed with a unanimous vote.

MMA Supports Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

March 7, 2024

An MMA-supported bill that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products was heard in the House Health Finance and Policy Committee on March 5.

MDH Determines Proposed Rehab Hospital in Roseville Not in the Public Interest

March 7, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has determined that building a new, freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Roseville is not in the public interest based on a required review by the agency’s Health Economics Program of statutory criteria and other requirements. 

MMA Nominating Committee Seeking Medical Student Trustee Candidates

March 7, 2024

The MMA Nominating & Leadership Development Committee is seeking potential candidates to serve as the medical student trustee on the MMA Board of Trustees, effective October 1, 2024 – September 30, 2026.

Mental Health Resources for Physicians Now Available

March 7, 2024

While having open conversations about mental health struggles can be difficult, they are a crucial step in preventing an emergency. If you’re concerned that someone close to you is exhibiting signs of emotional distress or suicide risk, we urge you to use the Open Your Heart Conversation Starter as a helpful guide for a meaningful conversation.  

MMA Board of Trustees Discusses IMG Licensure Legislation

February 29, 2024

Sen. Alice Mann, MD, (DFL-Edina), has introduced SF 3611/ HF 3811 to provide a path to licensure for the hundreds of international medical graduates (IMGs) who have been unable to obtain a Minnesota medical license.  

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