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Opioid Legislation Continues to Dominate Legislator's Attention
Efforts to address the opioid epidemic continue to receive a great deal of attention at the Capitol. Opioid-related provisions are alive and under consideration via several different bills. Read more here
Fetal Ultrasound Bill Clears Senate
A proposal requiring physicians performing an ultrasound on a pregnant woman to inform her of the opportunity to view or decline to view an active ultrasound image of the fetus passed the Senate on May 1. Read more here.
Increased Price Transparency Called for Under Bill
A key proposal on price transparency generated during a summer-long series of hearings about medical costs and pricing cleared the Senate floor when SF 3480 passed on a 65-2 vote. Read more here.
Two Open Positions Available on MMA's Policy Council
The MMA's Policy Council has immediate vacancies for two members. All members can apply but the Council would prefer to gain representation from the northwest or southwest parts of the state.Read more here
Online LGBTQ Health Event is Next Week
Join Angela Goepferd, MD, of Children's Minnesota, as she discusses "Working with Transgender Youth and Their Families" on May 9 from noon to 1 p.m. on the MMA's Facebook page. Her presentation will be moderated by Christopher Reif, MD, MPH, director of clinical services, Community University Health Care Clinic and co-chair of MMA's Health Equity Advisory Group.
MMA Signs on to Letter Expressing Concern on Access to Office-based Testing
On April 27, the MMA and 50 other state medical associations and specialty societies signed on to a letter to Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, expressing concern that Medicaid beneficiaries in several states are on the verge of losing access to clinical testing services. Read more here
Gun Violence: The Risks and Rewards of MMA Leadership
In March, the MMA released a policy statement on the public health crisis associated with gun violence. The media reported extensively on the statement. Why was the MMA's position such big news? MMA CEO Janet Silversmith examines the consequences of taking a public position on a controversial topic in the latest edition of Insights.
Deadline Extended for Annual Minnesota Medicine Prose/Photography Contest
There's still time to enter the 2018 Minnesota Medicine writing and photography contests. We've extended submission deadlines to May 15. Read more here
Volunteers Needed for Work on Physician Satisfaction
The MMA is looking for physicians to help guide development of programming in support of physician wellbeing/physician satisfaction. The MMA began work on this issue in 2010 and is looking to understand current work underway across the state and identify potential gaps. If you are interested in helping guide MMA activity in this area, please contact Shari Nelson.
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