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MMA Promotes from Within, Names New CEO
The MMA Board of Trustees has selected Janet Silversmith as its new CEO. Silversmith, the MMA's current director of health policy and member services, will officially take the helm beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Read more here.
MMA to Focus on 2 Main Priorities in Upcoming Session
When lawmakers gather in St. Paul on Feb. 20, the MMA's legislative team will be ready with two main priorities in mind - ensuring patients have ready access to needed medication and continuing to address the opioid epidemic. Read more here.
Minnesota Now No. 6 in National Health Care Rankings
According to America's Health Rankings Annual Report, from the United Health Foundation, Minnesota now ranks sixth overall in terms of the healthiest states in the nation. Last year, Minnesota ranked fourth. Read more here
MMA Weighs in on Peer Review Confidentiality
In response to a request for information from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the MMA submitted comments to underscore the role of peer review in improving patient care and the importance of confidentiality to the peer review process. MDH sought comments from stakeholders on which HMO quality-of-care complaints should be afforded the peer review confidentiality. MMA's comments built upon previous MMA legal advocacy in the case of In re: Fairview-University Medical Center in which the MMA filed an amicus brief in opposition to the Board of Medical Practice to protect the confidentiality and efficacy of the peer review process. 
MDH Announces Newborn Screening Online Test Result Portal
In an effort to expedite inquiries related to newborn screening results, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that it has created a new secure, web-based portal called "Secure Remote Viewer" or SRV. Read more here
Minnesota Medicine is 100 Years Old!
The first issue of Minnesota Medicine rolled off the presses in January 1918. It featured stories on "Syphilis of the stomach" and "Posture in the cases of abdominal drainage," and advertisements on malted milk "for infants, invalids, the aged and travelers" and surgical catgut. Now, 100 years later, the magazine continues to win awards for its outstanding and insightful content. We are celebrating the magazine's centennial year with a special issue in January. Look for it in your mailboxes around Jan. 8.
Save the Date: MMA's 2018 Day at the Capitol is March 14
The MMA's annual Day at the Capitol will be held March 14, 2018. It's a fantastic opportunity to get directly involved in the advocacy process at the Capitol and meet with state legislators. The 2018 session starts Feb. 20, so our Day at the Capitol is at the opportune time to start influencing pro-medicine legislation. Get it on your calendar today! 
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