Online Education (CME)


Cannabliss or Cannabust? Three Years of Medical Cannabis in Minnesota (members only)
Hear an update on the implementation and use of the state's medical cannabis program with data from the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC). Tom Arneson, MD, MMA member and OMC Research Director will discuss emerging medical cannabis research, share patient experiences and answer questions about the program.‚Äč

Easy Tools for Clinicians to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Twin Cities Medical Society has partnered with Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis Health Department and the Minnesota Medical Association to produce a webinar for providers with the latest research on Prediabetes, information on outcomes from the Diabetes Prevention Program studies and how the Diabetes Prevention Connection can help patients find a class, as well as new insurance coverage for screening and for the program cost.

Extreme Cases of Pain Management 
Chronic intractable pain patients frequently encounter insurmountable system resistance in their attempt to obtain pain relief. This activity is meant to illustrate the potential benefit of appropriate opioid prescribing for a carefully selected and monitored subgroup of intractable pain patients.

Implicit Bias Education Series
Implicit (unconscious) bias can develop over time with the accumulation of personal experience. Research suggests that implicit bias may contribute to health care disparities by shaping a clinician’s behavior and producing differences in medical treatment.  This 2-part enduring activity will review factors that affect healthcare outcomes in Minnesotans and present tools to help our society move towards health equity.

Making Sense of MACRA: Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act
Prepare for Medicare's New Physician Payment Policies with information on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that replaces the flawed sustainable growth rate.

Medicaid Encounter Alert (EAS) Preview
The state’s EAS vendor, Audacious Inquiry, will describe the purpose, goals, and potential of a new encounter alert service in Minnesota. Physicians and other providers can receive alerts for patients who have been admitted, discharged, or transferred from a hospital, emergency department, or other care setting.

Optimal Care of Memory-Impaired Persons for Providers
These webinars help providers understand when and how to apply practice tools in their day-to-day work with patients, including managing functional changes and behaviors that can complicate care and negatively impact outcomes. 

Pain, Opioids and Addiction Lecture Series
The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), the Steve Rummler HOPE Network (SRHN), and the University of Minnesota Medical School collaborate to bring medical education on the topics of pain, opioids and addiction to medical students, residents, and practicing doctors.

Physician-led Payment Reform
Led by national expert Harold Miller, this activity will help physicians identify new payment models and discuss how they can shift away from fee-for-service.

Screen for Tuberculosis 
From the Minnesota Department of Health, hear about the current outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Minnesota and review best practices for screening, diagnosing and managing tuberculosis infections.

What’s the Big Deal about Chlamydia
From the Minnesota Department of Health, discover the role of community partnerships in addressing Chlamydia while recognizing the best practices employed by clinics that serve adolescent and young adult patients in a youth-friendly way.

Online Education (non-CME)

Electronic Prior Authorization for Medications (ePA)

Co-hosted by the MMA and MMGMA, learn about the prescription drug e-PA mandate, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

Healthcare Reform Forum
During this program, three experts discuss the prospects for changes to the Affordable Care Act including proposals that have emerged since the earlier Congressional disagreement, how Minnesota can respond to potential changes and the uncertainty and how the changes will impact patients and the way medicine is practiced in Minnesota.
 
Leading Change Through Physician Partnerships: The AMA practice transformation series for working smarter, not harder
Hear from nationally known practice redesign expert Bruce Bagley, MD, FAAFP, discussing independent practice issues. Bagley will present a new AMA program called “Steps Forward™” that has been shown to help physicians revitalize their practices and improve patient care.