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Board Approves Recommendations on Health Disparities
At its Sept. 24 meeting, the MMA's Board of Trustees approved a series of recommendations from the MMA's Health Disparities Work Group, including a call for the association to help Minnesota physicians reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in their practices. Read more here.
Final Physicians' Social for the Year Set for Next Tuesday for Duluth
Following the successful Physicians' Socials in Minneapolis and Rochester, the MMA is hosting an event in Duluth next Tuesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Harbor View Room at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St. The event is a celebration of medicine, a thank you to members, and a welcome to new and prospective members. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. For more information, go to the MMA website.
More Than 200 Attend Successful Annual Conference
More than 200 physicians, residents, medical students and guests attended this year's MMA Annual Conference in St. Louis Park. They were treated to an energetic keynote by ZDoggMD, a thought-provoking presentation on health disparities by Damon Tweedy, MD, as well as a variety of educational and policy discussions over a day and a half. For photos of the event, click here
House of Delegates Votes to Reconvene Again in 2018
After a three-year layoff, the MMA House of Delegates reconvened on Sept. 24 and voted to approve most of the governance changes that were first approved in 2013. Read more here.
3 Physicians, 1 Senator Honored at Annual Conference
Three physicians and one legislator were honored with MMA Foundation awards during the Annual Conference, Sept. 23 and 24, in St. Louis Park. Each year, the MMA and its Foundation honor those in medicine for going above and beyond. Read more here.
New Officers Assume Roles on Board of Trustees
New MMA officers assumed their positions at the Sept. 24 Board of Trustees meeting, following the Annual Conference held in St. Louis Park. Read more here
MMA, AMA Provide Tools to Prepare for New Medicare Quality Payment Program
Although the new Medicare quality payment program created by the 2015 MACRA law doesn't take effect until 2019, physician practices are urged to prepare now. Performance on quality and other metrics in 2017 will serve as the basis for Medicare payments in 2019. Final program regulations and metrics will be released later this year and could involved new or different data collection requirements as early as Jan. 1, 2017. To help members understand the new Medicare changes, the MMA has a comprehensive set of resources online. We also offer a no cost, in-person presentation to clinic leadership. The AMA also offers a MACRA website with useful information. 
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