Patient Safety Suffered During COVID-19, MDH Report Finds 

August 04, 2022
Reportable adverse events and instances of patient harm rose in 2021 during the past year-long reporting period in Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and community behavioral health hospitals, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). 
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Annual Conference to Examine COVID-19 Pandemic, Both Past and Future

August 04, 2022
This year’s MMA Annual Conference, which will take place September 23 from 1 to 6 pm at the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul, will focus on: “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning from the past and looking to the future.”
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MDH Releases First Report on Maternal Mortality in Minnesota 

August 04, 2022
On August 4, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released its first-ever Minnesota Maternal Mortality Report, which examined maternal deaths during or within one year of pregnancy from 2017 to 2018. 
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State Begins Work on Telehealth Research 

July 28, 2022
The state has begun work on a legislatively mandated study on telehealth practices.  
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Governor’s Office Appoints 3 Physicians to BMP 

July 28, 2022

Gov. Tim Walz’s office has appointed three new physicians to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (BMP).


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August 3 Noontime Forum to Explore the Medical Liability Landscape in Minnesota 

July 28, 2022
The MMA will host a physician forum on Wednesday, August 3, at noon that will explore the medical liability landscape in Minnesota, after recent landmark court decisions. Attendees will also be given a chance to ask questions of the speakers. 
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MMA Supports Federal Legislation to Reform Prior Auth within Medicare Advantage 

July 28, 2022
On July 26, the AMA sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee in support of H.R. 8487, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2022. This bipartisan bill is important for reforming prior authorization (PA) processes within Medicare Advantage (MA). 
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Public Health Expert to Discuss How Health Systems Can Champion Racial and Health Equity 

July 21, 2022
Public health expert Denard Cummings, the AMA’s director of equitable healthy system integration, will lead a free online session on how health systems can turn their commitment to racial and health equity into action on September 13, from 11 am to 12:30 pm.
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Minnesota Overdose Deaths Increased by 22% in 2021 

July 21, 2022
Minnesota public health officials reported a record number of overdose deaths in 2021, most of which can be attributed to fentanyl, according to a new report issued July 14 by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). 
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Gummies and Chews Added to State’s Medical Cannabis Program 

July 21, 2022
Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program will add gummies and chews to its list of delivery methods, beginning August 1. 
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