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Major Health Care Bill Heading to Conference Committee
A bill that would provide $300 million in rebates to Minnesotans on the individual market passed through the Senate Jan. 12 and was expected to pass through the House Jan. 19. Read more here
Medication Prior Auth Legislation Modified for New Session
With the new legislative session comes a new focus on the MMA's top priority - reforming medication prior authorization. Read more here.
Registration Now Open for Day at the Capitol
Physicians and physicians-in-training can now register for the MMA's annual Day at the Capitol event, taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The afternoon event is a great opportunity to interact directly with lawmakers and advocate for pro-medicine legislation. This year's event also provides the chance to see the newly refurbished Capitol building. For more information, visit www.mnmed.org/DAC2017.
Allina and Aetna Create New Health Care Option
On Jan. 18, Allina Health and Aetna announced the creation of a jointly owned health plan company that will provide another health care option for employers and consumers in the Twin Cities. Read more here.
Health System Leaders Gather to Address Serious Illness
Chief Medical Officers from several large integrated health systems across the state gathered at the MMA office on Jan. 16 to review progress on the Advanced Serious Illness Collaborative. Read more here
Volunteers Needed for MMA Policy Council
The MMA is looking to fill two vacancies on the MMA Policy Council. There is an opening for a member from the northeast area of the state and a member who is early in his/her career. The Policy Council, which was created in 2013, is a 40-member group that provides a representative mechanism for obtaining broad member input, feedback and ideas on critical health policy issues facing Minnesota physicians. Members who are interested should contact Janet Silversmith or call 612-362-3763.
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