Top Stories
The Future of Health Care Reform Discussed at Forum  
Nearly 60 physicians, residents and medical students gathered in-person and online to contemplate the future of health care reform in Minnesota on April 25. Read more here
MMA Calls for HHS Additions in Letter to Conferees
The MMA sent a letter on April 24 to the ten conference committee members currently weighing the contents of the Health and Human Services budget bills. Read more here
State Asks Physicians to Keep Eye out for Measles, Encourage Vaccination
The Minnesota Department of Health is asking physicians to be on the look-out for potential cases of measles and help make sure as many Minnesota children as possible are vaccinated. Read more here
AMA Sends Letter Opposing AHCA Amendment
The AMA sent a letter to U.S. House of Representative leadership earlier today urging them to oppose the MacArthur amendment to the American Health Care Act because it fails to address the shortcomings of the ACA replacement legislation. In particular, the AMA opposes the amendment's call for allowing health status underwriting that could make coverage unaffordable to patients with preexisting conditions. The AMA continues to ask Congress to engage in a bipartisan dialogue with stakeholders to develop policies that enhance coverage, choice and availability.
Meiches Stepping Down as MMA CEO
After nearly 15 years at the helm of the MMA, Robert Meiches, MD, MBA, is resigning as CEO to pursue other professional opportunities. Read more here
MN Physicians Encouraged to Contact Lawmakers to Protect Reimbursement Rates
The MMA sent out an Action Alert on April 25 to members urging them to contact their state representative and senator to oppose further cuts to physician reimbursement rates for those with patients in Minnesota's public programs. 
Nominating Process for MMA Officers Continues
The nominating process is open for MMA president-elect, trustees and AMA delegate/alternate delegates and will close May 19. Read more here.
Time to Flex Those Creative Muscles!
Deadlines are fast approaching for the annual Minnesota Medicine writing and photography contests! Writing contest entries are due May 1. Photo contest submissions are due May 8. Send us your poem, essay or short story about how a memorable moment, case or patient has affected your life. Submit a striking image that tells a story or reveals something about the subject in the frame. Find more information here.
Minnesota Medicine
Minnesota Medicine

ACA's fate will affect community health centers
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would create repercussions for a key component of Minnesota's health care safety net.

On the go? Get the latest edition of  Minnesota Medicine in one place. Read our Digital Edition .
Other MMA News
In Case You Missed It
St Thomas
Accessible Compliance
Photo and Writing Contest
Join the MMA
Join Our Mailing List