With about one month to go in the 2022 legislative session, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares the latest health-care-related updates from the Minnesota Legislature.Read More One Month to Go in the 2022 MN Legislative Session
Legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares a preview of the 2022 Minnesota Legislative Session and highlights the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians’ (MAFP) legislative priorities and ways to get engaged in MAFP advocacy efforts.Read More MN Legislative Session 2022 Preview
While there is not a singular cause for burnout, family physicians from across Minnesota have voiced shared concerns around payment and reimbursement models, prior authorization, patient documentation and anti-science rhetoric. The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians are working to address these concerns.Read More Addressing the factors contributing to physician burnout
In the past four months, the Twin Cities physician community has lost several of our own to suicide. Tragically, we are not alone—about 300-400 physicians in the U.S. die each year from suicide, with physicians facing a suicide risk nearly 2-3 times higher than the general population.
Now more than ever, it’s critical for health care clinics/hospitals/systems, payers, physicians and more to come together to address burnout and the increase in physician suicide. Not only do we need to normalize physicians seeking help for mental health concerns and remove stigma and punishments, but we also need to recognize that our healers are human too and they need support like everyone else.Read More We Must Do Something About Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide
Key issues pursued by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians that passed in the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session included Tobacco 21, prior authorization reform, drug price transparency, emergency and affordable insulin program, scope of practice provisions and COVID-19 response legislation. Read our session recap from legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, for a more detailed session summary.Read More MN Legislative Session 2020 Wraps