The 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session has ended. In addition to passing a balanced budget for the next two-year period, the Minnesota Legislature passed many bills that the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) strongly supported, including the All-Payer Claims Database update, audio-only telehealth coverage, rural health care workforce funding, firearm safety measures and more.
While this is being referred to as a historic session for the number of bills passed, it was clearly a good (policy) year for family physicians and their patients.
Read More 2023 MN Legislative Session: Wins for Patients & Primary Care
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) lobbyist Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on the legislative session.
The Minnesota Legislature is set to adjourn on May 22, 2023. With the time left in session, the bulk of the work is on finalizing the state’s budget and reconciling differences between the Senate and House in conference committees.
Work continues on the Health and Human Services budget as well as firearm safety legislation, a no-cost primary care study and paid family and medical leave.
Read More MN Legislative Update: Wins for Primary Care, Firearm Safety & Paid Leave
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) lobbyist Dave Renner, CAE, shares what to expect in the remaining weeks of the legislative session and provides an update on actions around the MAFP’s legislative priority areas.
Read More MN Legislative Update: What to Expect in the Last Weeks of Session
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) lobbyist Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update from the Capitol in Saint Paul, highlighting recent legislative actions on mid-year formulary changes, the All-Payer Claims Database, conversion therapy, the collaborative care model, prior authorization, flavored tobacco and vaping products and adult-use cannabis.
Read More MN Legislative Update: Formularies, Health Care Payment Data, Conversion Therapy, Collaborative Care + More
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about their recent work, including responding to the public health emergency unwinding, addressing the primary care workforce shortage, endorsing the Kids’ Access to Primary Care Act, supporting policies addressing substance use disorders and more.
Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Update, February 2023