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MN Supreme Court Hears Medical Malpractice Case
On Nov. 1, the Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Howard v. Svoboda, a case dealing with the "informal conference" statute, which allows medical malpractice defense attorneys to speak with a plaintiff's treating physicians without taking a deposition. Read more here.
Minnesota Physicians: Vote on Tuesday and Make a Difference
Come next Tuesday, Minnesota physicians have a chance to affect their futures when they vote. Read more here.
Uncompensated Care Costs Decreasing at MN Hospitals
Minnesota hospitals received more good news Oct. 31 when the Department of Health announced new data that showed that uncompensated care costs at hospitals have decreased by 16.7 percent in the state since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2013. Read more here.
AMA Offers New Webinars on MACRA
The AMA is offering several educational opportunities beginning Nov. 21 to help physicians understand the requirements of the new Quality Payment Program that was created by MACRA. Read more here.
Free Prediabetes Webinar Available
The MMA has partnered with the Twin Cities Medical Society, Minnesota Department of Health and the Minneapolis Health Department to produce a webinar ("Turning the Tide: Prevent Type 2 Diabetes") for providers with the latest research on prediabetes, plus information on the Diabetes Prevention Program studies and the Diabetes Prevention Connection. Free AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are available!
Mpls Oncologist/Hematologist Recieves Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award
The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation awarded Patrick J. Flynn, MD, an oncologist/hematologist with Minnesota Oncology, its Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award on Nov. 2. Read more here.
Dinner with Legislators in Duluth Two Weeks Away
The MMA will host a dinner with Duluth-area legislators, physicians, residents and medical students on Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Midi Restaurant at Fitger's Inn in Duluth. It's a great opportunity for physicians and physicians-in-training to share their views on political issues facing medicine in Minnesota with the lawmakers who can make a difference. Six legislators have been invited to attend. To register, please visit:
Save the Date: Day at the Capitol Set for Feb. 15, 2017
The MMA's annual Day at the Capitol event, where physicians meet face to face with their state senator and representative to advocate for pro-medicine legislation, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15. Watch for future details.
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