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
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, provides an update on legislation on prior authorization reform, drug pricing transparency and scope of practice.
Read More Prior Auth & Drug Pricing Reforms Move Forward
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on the current legislative session, including the passing of an additional relief package for COVID-19, CMS granting additional flexibility to the state to manage safety net programs and continuing discussions around prior authorization reform.
Read More COVID-19 Relief, Safety Net Programs & Prior Auth
Our legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on recent movement in the Minnesota legislature with regard to prior authorization and prohibiting midyear formulary changes, increasing insulin access, reducing the harms of tobacco and nicotine and improving postpartum coverage.
Read More Midyear Formulary Changes, Insulin Access & More Legislative Updates