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Report: Opioid Prescribing Continues Decreasing
For the fifth year in a row, opioid prescribing across the country has decreased, according to a report released May 31 by the AMA. Read more here.
Minneapolis and St. Peter Become Latest Cities to Pass T21 Ordinances
Add Minneapolis and St. Peter to cities that have voted to restrict access to tobacco to those under the age of 21. Read more here.
Rochester Doctors' Lounge is Next Week
The Rochester Doctors' Lounge will take place June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 150 S. Broadway. Read more here.
Dayton Approves Use of APCD Indefinitely
On May 20, Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that extends the authority for the Minnesota Department of Health to use the All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) for health care costs, quality, utilization and illness analysis. The MMA has been a strong supporter of the APCD, a repository of de-identified patient billing data that was established as part of the 2008 Minnesota state health care reforms. The APCD has been a helpful tool for the state and other research organizations to use for health policy research.  
Submit an Issue to Be Considered at 2018 Annual Conference
Have a policy issue you'd like the MMA to tackle? Submit it for consideration at this fall's Open Issues Forum at the MMA Annual Conference on Sept. 22. Read more here
We Want to Hear from Members! 
MMA staff will be travelling throughout Minnesota this summer to meet with you and hear what we can do to improve your practice. We welcome the opportunity to meet with individuals or clinics. Please contact MMA Membership Director Elizabeth Anderson to schedule a time that works for you.
  • June 12-13: Southeast Trustee District
  • June 20-21: North Central Trustee District
  • June 26-27: Northeast Trustee District
  • July 18-19: Southwest Trustee District
  • July 31-Aug. 1: Northwest Trustee District
Students & Residents Encouraged to Submit Posters for Annual Conference
Medical students and residents are encouraged to submit their work by June 15 for the 2018 Annual Conference poster symposium taking place Sept. 21 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The winning submission will receive up to $500. Read more here
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