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MMGMA Leadership Meets to Discuss Strategy

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The 2017-2018 MMGMA Strategic Planning meeting took place on September 21. Past and incoming board and committee members came together to discuss the direction and goals of the Minnesota Medical Group Management Association moving forward, aided by the guidance of Bruce Miles of Big River Group, LLC. The MMGMA Executive Board and Committee Chairs look forward to increasing the value of MMGMA participation for members, while supporting current and emerging leaders in the field of health care management.

Congratulations to 2017-2018 Board of Directors

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Steve Gerberding
Administrator, Affiliated Community Medical Centers

Vice President
Mark Franklin, CFO, Noran Neurological Clinic

Tim Kratzke, Director, Business Development & Physician Recruiting, Consulting Radiologists

Past President
Sandra Rutherford, COO, Kaleidoscope Health Systems

ACMPE Liaison
Bonnie Bina, Bina’s Services Corporation

Communications Chair
Jocelyn Matanich, Clinic Relations Manager, Noran Neurological Clinic

Conference/Education Chair
Mike Foley, Executive Director, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists

Exhibitor/Sponsorship Co-Chairs
Matt Luepke, VP, Business Development, Creditor Advocates/GreenboxMD

Mark Pottenger, Administrator/COO, Apple Valley Medical Center

Government Affairs Committee Chair
Lisa Belak, Marketing and Communications Manager, Minnesota Gastroenterology

Golf Chair
Ric Rowe, in transition

Membership Chair
Lisa Arrington, Sales and Marketing Manager, Twin Cities Spine Center

MMA Liaison
Corinne Abdou, Owner, Kaleidoscope Health Systems

Payer Relations Chair
Mike Brendalen, Business Office Manager, Kaleidoscope Health Systems

Register Now for Oct. 3 Mingle with Medical Management

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Welcome in the fall season with some socializing and networking. Please join us after work on Tuesday, October 3, for a FREE MMGMA Mingle with Medical Management networking event, sponsored by Larkin Hoffman Attorneys. These 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.

Register today as space is limited!


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

3849 Gallagher Drive
Edina, MN 55435

Sponsored by:

Attend the New Member Breakfast

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The next New Member Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, at the Edina Country Club from 7:30 – 9:00 am. If you are new to MMGMA and have not yet attended a New Member Breakfast, please plan to join us in November to learn more about the organization and how to become involved.

Lagers & Legislation Happy Hour

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Beer and chili! The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is working on details for a fundraising event which will support the MMGMA Political Action Committee (PAC). The PAC is an important tool used by MMGMA to support the legislative leaders who author and support legislation that is important to MMGMA members. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and build relationships with legislators who are also being invited to the event. It’s a great way for them to learn about the challenges facing your practice. Watch your inbox for details about this beer and chili-tasting event that will be held at a local taproom before the end of the year.


Do You Have an Opinion?

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A couple of surprise issues surfaced during this year’s legislative session, and MMGMA is working to develop an official position for those bills before 2018. The draft bills address two different subjects –required Health Care Price Disclosures and Physician Non-Compete clauses in contracts. Both of those bills could be considered again during the 2018 legislative session. Read these draft bills. Please contact the Lisa Belak, GAC committee chair, to weigh in with your support or opposition to the bills, and watch your emails for other opportunities to express your position.



Save the Date for our Winter Conference

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Yes, it’s only September, but it’s not too early to put the MMGMA Winter Conference on your calendar. Please save the dates of March 6-7 at the St. Paul RiverCentre for our next conference. Hope to see you there!



Looking for Some Good Resources?

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If you are looking for some good resources, please try the CMPE Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management or Your Guide to the FACMPE Credential, 2018.


Mark Your Calendar

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Job Listings

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