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Mayo System Doc Voted President-Elect
David Agerter, MD, a family medicine physician with Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin, has been elected as the MMA's president-elect for 2015-16. He will begin his term at the conclusion of this year's Annual Conference, Sept. 25-26, in St. Louis Park. Read more here.
Best Annual Conference Ever - Don't Miss Out!
There is still time to sign up for one of the biggest Annual Conferences in recent history. More than 200 participants have signed up, and the number is growing. Thanks to all participants for making this year's event a special experience. Sign up now for two nationally known speakers, 10 intriguing policy discussions, six educational breakout sessions, 200 colleagues from around the state and much, much more. We even have one attendee coming from Norway just for the technology sessions - yes, Norway. Register here. For more information, click here.
Commission Continues to Explore Health Care Workforce Challenges
The Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission met on Sept. 17 to discuss preceptor challenges and strategies, the National Governor's Association health care workforce project, and scope of practice issues. Several MMA members were key participants in the meeting. Read more here
Independent Practice Issues Explored
Join nationally known practice redesign expert Bruce Bagley, MD, MAAFP, as he discusses practice efficiency techniques that can improve patient care and reduce burnout at "Opportunities and Challenges for Independent Practice." The program, which is Nov. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus, will feature topics from AMA's Steps Forward™ program. All physicians and administrators are welcome. For more information, click here. To register, click here.  
Health Care Financing Task Force Eyes Disparities
The Health Care Financing Task Force met for the third time on Sept. 11 focusing on health disparities within Minnesota's health care system. Read more here.
$1.5 Million in Grants Available for Primary Care Residency Programs
Primary care residency programs are encouraged to apply for funding to create and maintain additional residency positions as part of the new Primary Care Residency Expansion Grant program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. Read more here.
Clinical Preceptor Group to Begin its Work on Sept. 28
On Sept. 28, the MMA's new Preceptor Initiative Advisory Group will convene for the first time to begin the process of developing tools and resources to improve the training and support for clinical preceptors. Read more here.
Ready for ICD-10? It's Only Two Weeks Away
Only a few weeks remain before the new ICD-10 codes go into effect. Are you ready? Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website for information on how to prepare for the Oct. 1 deadline. CMS and the AMA recently released FAQs on ICD-10.
Duluth is Next Stop for Opioid Seminars
The MMA will host a free REMS (risk evaluation and mitigation strategy) seminar on opioids for physicians who prescribe extended-release and long-acting opioid medications. The event will take place Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Black Woods Banquet Center in Duluth. The seminar, which will be led by MMA member Charles Reznikoff, MD, an addiction medicine specialist, will feature food and a cash bar. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. To register, click here.
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