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July 24, 2020

July 2020 The Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) strongly supports guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding school re-entry for the 2020-2021 school year. We believe all policy considerations for the coming school year should begin with a goal of having students physically present in school in a manner […]

July 19, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics joined with several national education organizations to release  a statement that affirms, “Returning to school is important for the healthy development and well-being of children, but we must pursue re-opening in a way that is safe for all students, teachers and staff.” The Minnesota Department of Education is expected to release guidance […]

July 10, 2020

The AAP is recommending that all eligible members apply for federal funding available through the CARES Act Provider Relief fund. New data shows that pediatrics has the greatest decline in patient visits compared to other specialties. The deadline to apply for funding is July 20. Information to help applicants is available through the AAP, including: The portal link to […]

June 16, 2020

By Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist All legislative sessions have their own ‘feel’ for the legislators, lobbyists, and advocates who live in the Capitol during each legislative session. Some sessions are dominated by partisan sniping and fighting, while others see more bipartisan cooperation. A few years ago, it was unusual in that the Capitol was closed […]

June 15, 2020

On Tuesday, June 9, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgeons will finally be able to access financial relief from the Provider Relief Fund. In response to AAP’s advocacy, HHS announced that they are making approximately $15 billion available to Medicaid and CHIP providers […]

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