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A Happy Hour Event: Lagers and Legislation

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Monday, November 20th
5:00 – 7:30 pm
BENT Brewstillery
1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN 55113

Beer and chili and tours of the taproom and distillery! Join the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) and other MMGMA members at a fall fundraising event to support the MMGMA Political Action Committee (PAC). GAC members will be providing the chili and guests will get to enjoy the entries and cast a vote for the best one. PAC contributions are encouraged and appreciated.

The PAC is an important tool used by MMGMA to raise money, which is then contributed to legislative leaders who author and support legislation that is significant to MMGMA members. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and build relationships with legislator guests, who are also being invited to the event. It’s a great way for them to learn about the challenges and issues affecting your practice. Add this event to your calendar and introduce someone new to MMGMA by bringing a guest. We look forward to seeing you!

Visit the MMGMA website to RSVP.

Fall Mingling in a Cool Setting

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October 3 brought a cool, crisp fall afternoon – the perfect day to Mingle with Medical Management at Pinstripes in Edina. A sizeable turnout of 60 people mixed it up with a fun and casual networking game while enjoying wonderful food and beverages. It was a delightful evening for conversation inside the private space with newly discovered contacts, followed by catching up with old and new friends out on the balcony. If you missed this event, be sure to keep an eye out for the next Mingle date, and invite a friend!

A special thank you to our October event sponsors, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys. We appreciate your support!

      

We are looking for a sponsor for our next Mingle with Medical Management networking event in February, 2018. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Arrington at laarrington@tcspine.com

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration is Open for the 2018 Winter Conference

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Are you a returning vendor or interested in making face to face connections with medical managers in Minnesota? Sponsorships and exhibitor spaces are available for the MMGMA 2018 Winter Conference in St. Paul on March 6-7. Be sure to have your registration completed before January 2 if you’d like to be included in the conference brochure; all ads, prize listings, and sponsorship listings must be completed and turned in by February 19 to be included in the onsite program.

Register Today!

Morning at the Capitol in March

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Kicking off the Winter Conference every year is our annual Morning at the Capitol. This is an opportunity to learn how the Capitol works and what is going on this year, meet our lobbyists from Messerli & Kramer, get tips and talking points for meeting with legislators and representatives, and enjoy the camaraderie of your colleagues.

The Morning at the Capitol takes place the first morning of the Winter Conference, March 6. The group is typically limited to 60, and registration is required. Mark your calendars and watch for further information on attendee registration for both the 2018 MMGMA Winter Conference and the Morning at the Capitol.

MGMA 2017 Regulatory Burden Survey

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The MGMA’s 2017 Regulatory Burden Survey conducted in August of this year found that among the sample of 750 group practices, most of which were independent medical practices and groups of 6 to 25 physicians, “[m]ore than 80% of respondents agree or strongly agree that a reduction in Medicare’s regulatory complexity would allow their practice to reallocate resources toward patient care.” The top five regulatory burdens were the following:

  1. Medicare Quality Payment Program
  2. Lack of electronic attachments for claims and electronic prior authorization
  3. Audits and appeals
  4. Lack of EHR interoperability
  5. Payer use of virtual credit cards

Read the Summary of Findings or the Full Survey Report for further survey breakdown and details.

MGMA Annual Conference Review

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For those who are interested in what’s happening on the national Medical Group Management Association stage but were unable to attend October’s Annual MGMA Conference in Anaheim, Physician’s Practice covered the event and shared takeaways, tips, and observations online at www.physicianspractice.com/mgma17 .

 

Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation Awarded MDH Grant

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The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation was recently notified of their selection for a 20 month advance care planning grant in the amount of $500,000. The grant comes after great work on the part of Karen Peterson, Executive Director, Honoring Choices MN, and is awarded by the Minnesota Department of Health. Congratulations 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!

Andrew Sandberg            

Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.

David J. Eilers                     

Twin Cities Eye Specialists                           

 

Medicare Enrollment Happening Now, ACA Opens November 1

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Medicare Enrollment for 2018 is currently open; it began on Oct. 15 and remains open through Dec. 7, 2017. Next month brings the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace enrollment, beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through Dec. 15, 2017.

 

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