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Health Disparities Expert to Speak at ICSI Lecture Series Nov. 5
A national expert on health disparities will discuss how hospitals, clinicians and others in health care need to redesign services to promote health equity at this year's James L. Reinertsen lecture on Nov. 5 at Radisson Blu at the Mall of America in Bloomington. Read more here.
Input Requested on Statewide Age-related Hearing Loss Screen
Edward Ehlinger, MD, MPH, Minnesota Commissioner of Health, and James Pacala, MD, associate head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, are asking physicians to complete a survey providing feedback and advice about age-related hearing loss screening for Minnesotans 55 years of age and older. Read more here.
Former MMA President Details 10-month Battle with Medication Prior Auth
Medication prior authorization is more than just a headache for physicians. It often stands in the way of providing the best care for patients. Former MMA President Cindy Firkins Smith, MD, details her patient's 10-month struggle with prior authorization in a series of posts on the MMA blog. During the saga, she even enlisted the help of Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. Read more here  
AMA Offers Guidance on Alternative Payment Models
In its continuing efforts to help physicians adapt to and succeed in the new world of alternative payment models, the AMA has developed two new resources that explain key issues physicians should consider when evaluating bundled or episode-based payment systems and pay-for-performance agreements. Each document outlines important considerations including a summary-of-payment model; contractual issues, including model language; and guidelines for evaluating risk and success. Click here to find out more.
Minnesota Medicine
Toward more equitable research
A Mayo Clinic team is digging deep to improve African-American women's participation in clinical studies.

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