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Proposed bill on high deductible risk-sharing recognizes MMGMA voice in state politics

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MMGMA is mentioned for the first time in a draft piece of Minnesota legislation. Known as HF-2563, the bill relates to our third legislative priority:  Risk-sharing between insurers and providers in high deductible products.  Authored by Rep. Tony Albright (R, Prior Lake/Shakopee), the bill proposes establishing a task force on the cost of high deductible health plans, mentioning inclusion of members appointed by MMGMA. For more information about the work of MMGMA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) on your behalf, please see an update on the status of our legislative priorities.

April 25 MMA Forum to Address Changes to Health Care Policy

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The Minnesota Medical Association will hold a forum on Tuesday, April 25, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. to address changes to health care policy, nationally and in Minnesota. Although much is uncertain, the recent decision by the U.S. House of Representatives to withdraw an Affordable Care Act replacement bill from consideration will not be the end of congressional and administration changes to health care.

The MMA has an excellent panel lined up for the forum, including Jean Abraham, Wegmiller Professor and Master of Healthcare Administration Program Director at the University of Minnesota; Emily Johnson Piper, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services; and Rich Deem, Senior Vice President of Advocacy for the American Medical Association.

The April 25 forum will be held at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul campus and also will be available via live-streaming. There will be ample time for Q&A and discussion.

The MMA welcomes participation by MMGMA members. Please consider sharing information about the event with your colleagues.  For more details and information about the program, visit the MMA website.

Summer Conference Quickly Approaching

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Please mark your calendars for July 26 to 28, and plan to attend our Summer Conference at Breezy Point Resort in northern Minnesota. Conference registration will open soon, but it’s not too early to book your room at the resort. Visit www.mmgma.org for details.

MMGMA Golf Event at Prestwick Golf Club

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"Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft; today it's called golf." – Will Rogers

Don’t find yourself cursing on Thursday, June 1, when all of your friends are playing golf. Join them at the MMGMA golf event at Prestwick Golf Club, 9555 Wedgewood Drive, Woodbury, Minn., for a 12:30 shotgun start (registration at noon). Cost is $90 and includes green fees, driving range, cart and dinner after the round. Remember, we play rain or shine! REGISTER today!

Mingle with Medical Management at Psycho Suzi’s on Thursday, June 8

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Please join us after work on Thursday, June 8, for a FREE Minnesota Medical Group Management Association networking event, sponsored by American Accounts & Advisers. These networking events offer an opportunity to expand your network in the local medical community, explore common challenges and build key relationships in an informal setting.

Share this event – Bring a friend!  MMGMA membership is not required to attend, and each registration includes appetizers and a complimentary drink ticket. (Must be 21 or older.)

Register today as space is limited! RSVP here

Date and Time
Thursday, June 8, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Location
Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
1900 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN   

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Partner with the MMGMA: Opportunities Still Available for 2017!

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Looking for ways to connect with medical management professionals and promote your services? Several chances to do so are still open for 2017. Day with the Payers on May 18 is fast approaching, but exhibitor spots are still available. Summer Conference sponsorships and exhibitor registration will be available soon, and remember, if you exhibited at the 2017 Winter Conference, you will receive a 10% discount as an exhibitor at the 2017 Summer Conference!

To support the MMGMA on a larger scale and ensure your business is acknowledged at events and online throughout the year, consider one of the annual sponsorships still available.

For more information, please contact Tim Kratzke at tim.kratzke@crlmed.com or 612-865-9903.

Always Looking for Speakers

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The Conference and Education Committee is always looking for good speakers for the Winter and Summer Conferences. If you were impressed with a speaker you heard at a non-MMGMA conference or meeting, please forward the information to the Conference Chair, Ric Rowe, at padraic_rowe@yahoo.com.

MMGMA Seeking Committee Members and Chairs

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Take your networking up a notch and consider joining one of the MMGMA’s committees this year. Committees are regularly recruiting interested individuals to lend their talents and learn about new areas of the MMGMA. A few committees are also looking to elect new chairs for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. To find out about the different committees and current chairs, visit the Leadership page of the MMGMA website.

Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative Meeting in April

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The Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative (MRHC) is a cooperative including 19 critical access hospitals and 26 clinics in rural Minnesota. In continuing efforts to connect with organizations who support healthcare goals throughout Minnesota, we were invited to help coordinate a legislative update at the MRHC annual membership meeting on April 27 in Olivia, Minn. We are happy to report that although the MMGMA GAC committee was not able to send someone in person, our legislative priorities will be shared on behalf of the MMGMA by a representative from the MMA. We look forward to a continued partnership with the MRHC.

Welcome New Members

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New Members Organization

Darren Lederfine     

UBS Financial Services, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management

Alyssa Maples         

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Internship Coordinator and Academic Adviser

Taylor Vonderharr  

Concordia College Healthcare Management Association

Alisha Knutson       

Concordia College Moorhead 

Levi Wold                

Concordia College Healthcare Management Association

Haley Bose               

Concordia Student Healthcare Management Association

 

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