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MMGMA 2017 Summer Conference and Golf Event: Networking, Education, Entertainment… A Success!

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MMGMA once again hosted its Summer Conference and golf event at Breezy Point in July and, as always, it was a great time!

The golf event kicked off the conference with donations to the Grosskopf Education Fund from participants totaling $550. Kudos to those who purchased mulligans in support of this fundraising effort! Wednesday evening was a time to network with colleagues and get reacquainted. Energizing the crowd in Thursday’s opening keynote was inspirational and PASSIONATE speaker Mark Lindquist, followed by sessions exploring marketing, telemedicine, private equity transactions, tackling difficult conversations, narrow networks, employee engagement, and provider and payer markets. After we enjoyed time with colleagues, conversation and good food at dinner, Elvis gifted us with a show on the waterfront. A lucky few were serenaded and ended the evening with token leis and scarves from the king himself! Friday ended the conference with the MGMA legislative update, followed by a closing keynote panel discussing innovations in the Minnesota healthcare market. If there were any topics you were hoping to hear that didn’t make it into this year’s conference agenda, be sure to send your suggestions to us for 2018. Contact Sandy Rutherford at or Steve Gerberding at

Thank you to all exhibitors and sponsors who made the MMGMA Summer Conference happen! We couldn’t have had such a successful event without your support!

Mingle With Medical Management at Pinstripes on October 3

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Register Now! Space is limited.

Please join us after work on Tuesday, October 3, for a FREE Minnesota Medical Group Management Association networking event, sponsored by Larkin Hoffman Attorneys. 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.


Date and Time
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 pm

3849 Gallagher Drive
Edina, MN 55435

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Attend Free Health and Human Services-Sponsored Cybersecurity Workshop

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The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) will be holding regional complimentary workshops on “Basic Best Practices in Cybersecurity” as part of its outreach program. Attend this FREE workshop to network with other professionals in healthcare, discuss cybersecurity best practices, and learn how to protect your organization from ransomware and other attacks.

September 6, 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Hosted by Medtronic in Mounds View
8200 Coral Sea Street NE
Mounds View, MN 55112

For more information and to register, visit

This workshop is offered as part of awarded ONC and ASPR grants from Health and Human Services to help improve cyber threat information sharing and cyber hygiene awareness within our healthcare and public health community.

ACMPE Updates

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  • CMPE and FACMPE members, remember to record your state educational programs for ACMPE credit.
  • Did you know -- The ACMPE lending library has study guides available for the certification exam?
  • Eligibility Requirement Changes in January 2019: In addition to experience requirements, applicants will be required to hold a bachelor’s degree or 120 college credit hours upon applying. If they do not meet these requirements, they have until December 31, 2018, to complete their certification.

Save on your ACMPE preparation!

If you purchase MGMA membership, plus the board certification application, in one bundle, you can save $50! Additionally, the new ACMPE Exam Workbook 4th edition is available digitally or presale. Contact Bonnie Bina for more information or to order your copy.

Volunteer Opportunities

ACMPE is looking for volunteers to serve on the Exam Committee and Professional Papers Committee. For more details and to volunteer, go to

Medical Organizations, Physicians and Medical Students Key in Passing Amendment to Restrict Menthol-Flavored Tobacco Products

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Beginning August 1, 2018, menthol will be included in the City of Minneapolis’ existing flavored tobacco restrictions, limiting their sale to adult-only shops. Strong support for this measure came from the Physician Advocacy Network, the Twin Cities Medical Society, medical students and physicians from across Minnesota as advocates contacted council members, signed postcards, wrote in to The Minnesota Daily publication, and testified at a public hearing. With the success of restricting menthol in Minneapolis, Minnesotans in the medical field can also work to support the same amendment in St. Paul this September.

“St. Paul will consider its own amendment to restrict the sale of menthol tobacco in September. St. Paul’s public hearing will take place on September 20 at 5:30 pm with a final vote occurring on September 27. We’re excited to have ongoing physician and medical student involvement as we work toward another victory across the river!”
Sue A. Schettle, Chief Executive Officer, TCMS

Welcome to our New Members!

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Please welcome the following new members to MMGMA and make an effort to get to know them!

New Members


Kari Brown

ACMC Health

Mark Sharockman

St Paul Eye Clinic, P.A.

Noah Vannevel

DS&B, Ltd.

Sarah Roth

St Paul Allergy & Asthma Clinic

Wendy Boyd


New Member Breakfast

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Save the date: There will be a New Member Breakfast on Thursday, November 2, at the Edina Country Club from 7:30 – 9 am. Invitations and additional information will be sent out in September.


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