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January E-News

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of Medical and Health Services Managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Register Today for the MMGMA Winter Conference!

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The 2017 MMGMA Winter Conference, scheduled for March 7-8, at the St. Paul RiverCentre, is now open for registration. Please plan to join your colleagues to hear an exciting line-up of speakers, including Mary Brainerd, President and CEO, HealthPartners, and Doug Woods, MD, Medical Director, Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic. In addition to providing numerous educational sessions, we have plenty of time set aside to network with other members, business partners and industry experts. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Registration Rates Best Value
(on or before 2/3)
(after 2/3)
MMGMA Members $285 $335
HFMA, HHRAM, and MMA Members 
In order to register at these rates, you'll need to contact the MMGMA office by email or by phone (651) 366-6089 to receive the promo code.
$285 $335
Nonmembers $410 $460
MMGMA Student Members
Verification of full-time student status is required

Morning at the Capitol
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Pre-registration is required for this event 

Tuesday Evening Reception Guest
Tuesday Evening Reception – included in registered attendee fees
$30 $30

A limited number of rooms are available at the St. Paul Hotel for a reduced rate. Book your hotel room by February 14 to receive the conference rate of $195 per night. Be sure to mention that you are with MMGMA. Click here for more information.

Join our conversation during the conference on our Twitter account, using the hashtag #MMGMA17WC.

Stay Up To Date on Legislative Issues

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Information on the Minnesota legislative session will be posted to VoterVoice weekly and will include a short update on legislation relevant to MMGMA. Check out the latest update here.

Breakfast Event Offers Legislative Learning

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Don't miss MMGMA's Eggs and Education event, Friday, Feb. 3, at the Best Western Capitol Ridge, Capitol Hall, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Watch the MMGMA website for updated information on legislators who will attend.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

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Available sponsorships for upcoming events include presenting sponsors, transportation sponsors and exhibitors. 2017 annual sponsorships are still available for:

  • Eggs and Education, February 3, Kelly Inn, St. Paul

  • 2017 Winter Conference, March 7-8, St. Paul RiverCentre

  • Morning at the Capitol, March 7, St. Paul RiverCentre

  • Day with the Payers, May 18, Earle Brown Heritage Center  

  • Mingle with Medical Management, June date to be determined

For more information, please call or e-mail Tim Kratzke, or 612-865-9903.

State Salary Survey Now Open

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The Minnesota MGMA 2017 State Salary Survey is now open for participation. This abbreviated survey has been created in collaboration with national MGMA and includes required questions only in an effort to collect and report more robust data for Minnesota than ever before. By participating in the new 2017 State Salary Survey you will receive complimentary access to the state-specific results in MGMA DataDive and will have the opportunity to participate in additional MGMA surveys.Visit the updated State MGMA Survey Participation for helpful resources such as survey question checklists and guides.

Did You Know There Are Two Different Ways to Connect with MMGMA on LinkedIn?

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The MMGMA “Group” page enables you to start, join, and follow conversations with other MMGMA members, while the MMGMA “Company” page shares association news and updates directly from MMGMA. If you haven’t already done so, please log in to LinkedIn to JOIN the MMGMA “Group” page and FOLLOW the MMGMA “Company” page!

You can also help us promote MMGMA through LinkedIn. The Communications Committee welcomes content ideas for MMGMA’s LinkedIn Company page. This is an excellent way to spread good news about your particular clinic, share industry news you think might be of interest to others or gain support for an issue important to you. Send your contributions to Thank you!

Do You Belong to a Health Care Industry Association?

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In an effort to share information and help members keep on top of industry news, we are hoping to expand our links to industry associations in the eNewsletter. Please tell us which associations are important to you. Do you monitor activities at CMS? FDA? MDH? AMA? Or others? Please let us know what associations you follow, and we’ll try to incorporate headlines and links from those associations, as appropriate. Send your thoughts to Thank you!

Don’t Forget About the Job Board!

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Remember, MMGMA has a Job Board on the website. Members can post an open position for 90 days for only $125 (non-members $250). Members can also search job openings. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Welcome New Members

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The following individuals joined MMGMA in December of 2016. Please welcome them and make an effort to get to know them:

New Members Organization
Erica Larson Principal, Pope Architects
Katie Johnson Account Manager, Twin Cities Spine Center
John Wasche J & R Agency, Inc.
Dan Smits Outsourced Receivables
Erik Korpela Atomic Data
Lynelle Jackson-Evans Coverys
Cara Willems Director of Operations, New Kingdom Healthcare
Nick Kunz Student
Jennifer Boike Business Development Manager, Consulting Radiologists, Ltd

ICSI Plans Annual Colloquium

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Registration is open for ICSI’s 20th Annual Colloquium on Health Care Transformation. Keynote addresses include “Transforming Lives: The Art of Person-Centered Care” and “Revitalizing Primary Care Through Relational Leadership.” Visit ICSI for more information or to register.


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