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Minnesota Medical Group Management Association
 
May E-News
In This Issue:
- Featured Articles
- Don’t Miss Upcoming MMGMA Events
- Learn more about employment of non-physician providers
- Why are you a member of MMGMA?
- Committee Updates
- Government Affairs Committee
- Communications Committee
- Payer Relations Committee
- Education Committee
- Exhibitor & Sponsorship Committee
- Events Calendar
- Job Postings
Don’t Miss Upcoming MMGMA Events
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May 22: Day with the Payers
Join the Payer Relations Committee Thursday, May 22, for updates from the major Minnesota Payers. Also, learn the latest from the Minnesota ICD-10 Collaborative and MNSure. Take a peek at the agenda and join fellow MMGMA members for education and networking.
Agenda Register Today!
June 12: Golf Event
Gather with friends and colleagues for golf action on Thursday, June 12, Prestwick Golf Club, Woodbury.
Register Today!
July 23-25: Summer Conference
Mark your calendar to join your colleagues and business partners in Duluth for our MMGMA Summer Conference: Delivering Superior Healthcare.
More Information
Learn more about employment of
non-physician providers
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Medical practices increasingly are using non-physician providers (NPPs) as a solution to the physician shortage and the influx of new patients resulting from the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about NPPs in a free new resource developed by Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Data Solutions analysts.
NPP Utilization in the Future of US Healthcare: An MGMA Research and Analysis Report is designed to help you determine whether NPPs are right for your practice. Learn about the role of NPPs, their scope of practice and the settings in which they work. Review an analysis of the cost effectiveness of NPPs and how to bill for their services in compliance with federal laws. A checklist will help you determine whether your practice should hire NPPs. Download the free report.
Why are you a member of MMGMA?
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Thank you to those MMGMA members who shared their membership testimony during Winter Conference. See their comments and photos on the MMGMA homepage.
Why not share your MMGMA testimonial? Please contact the Communications Committee at info@mmgma.org.
MMGMA Committee Updates
Government Affairs Committee:
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State legislative update
Visit mmgma.org/government-affairs for the latest updates on Minnesota legislative action, to include tax bills, a supplemental budget bill and a bonding bill. Additionally, a compromise may be near on medical marijuana to include limited study of the use of medical marijuana for certain illnesses.

CMS Moves to require decision support for diagnostic tests
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, federal legislation will require referring and ordering providers to use clinical decision support (CDS) tools based on physician-developed appropriateness guidelines for ordering diagnostic tests.

The bill, Protecting Access to Medicare Act--Section 218(b): Promoting Evidence Based Care, mandates Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) move to an electronic, clinical decision support (CDS) model for ordering advanced diagnostic imaging studies. Read more from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI),which helped spearhead the initiative.

Communications Committee:
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Join the MMGMA LinkedIn group
Activity on Minnesota Medical Group Management is ramping up. Join our group to check out the latest posts and join in discussions.

Payer Relations Committee:
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Read the April Administrative Uniformity Committee (AUC) Update for ICD-10 status and related industry news.

Conference & Education Committee:
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More program details coming soon for the MMGMA Summer Conference, July 23-25 in Duluth.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Committee:
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Summer Conference exhibitor and event sponsorship registration NOW OPEN!
Don't miss the opportunity to mingle with your current clients and expand your network of customers in our resource center as a valued exhibitor. Check out our booth map to scout your preferred location and sign up by Wednesday, May 14 to be featured in our preconference brochure.

We have several exciting event sponsorship opportunities available this year, including a new Wi-Fi sponsorship! Expand your brand by gaining exposure through the attendee booklet, conference signage, event slideshow, and recognition from the podium by the President of the association, Bill Evans. As a bonus, get preferential booth placement if you are exhibiting. These sponsorships go fast, so sign up today!

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Job Postings back to top
  • Medical Director - Clinics - 5/2/2014
  • Director, Physician Compensation - posted 4/29/2014
  • Business Office Manager - posted 4/25/2014
  • Accountant - posted 4/23/2014
  • Clinic Manager - posted 4/22/2014
  • CEO/Executive Director - posted 4/8/2014
Visit our job board to read more about these and other job postings.
 
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