MMA First Friday Forum
February 6, 2015 "Current Issues in Payment Reform"
8:30am Registration, 9am-12pm Program
Benjamin Townsend, JD, Kozak & Gayer
Frank Johnson, Director of System and Payment Reform, Maine Health Management Coalition
Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Quality Counts
Available on the MMA website or by calling Lisa Martin at 622-3374 ext. 221.
February 6, 2015 - DOT Physical Exam Certification Training for Health Professsionals: MD, DO, PA, NP & Chiropractors available at the Maine Association of Physician Assistants 25th Annual Winter CME Conference at Sunday River Resort
WHY WAIT WHEN YOU CAN SKI & LEARN?? Your Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Exam Certification program is just around the corner! Join us for comfortable, affordable, live, DOT physical exam training event in February of 2015, at the Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center. National guidelines now require all providers of DOT Exams to be certified, and we are here to assist. Our program combines years of occupational DOT experience with the current National Guidelines for Certification in an enjoyable, interactive educational setting. Our providers, Howard Jones, MD and Lisa Gordon, PA-C facilitate an excellently received day of learning for all providers able to perform DOT Physicals under the National Regulations, including Medical Doctors (MD), Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistants (PA) , Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Chiropractors. They are also available as a continued resource for those who need information on sleep study facilities and much more.
This enjoyable day of learning is slated for Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Sunday River Resort, Newry, Maine. Wonderful skiing, local eateries and entertainment abound. BRING YOUR FAMILY and BRING YOUR FRIENDS! We are happy to be able to include additional CME offerings at the time of this event.
A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the day, which will allow attendees to sit for the exam. Details of this process will be discussed and reviewed at the time of the education. Visit www.mainepa.com/conference for more information or contact Diane McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-622-3374 ext. 216.
Webinar: Tackling Self-Pay: Strategies for Your Practice and Patients
Wednesday, February 11th at
12:00 p.m. ET
Description: Today, your patients are facing higher premiums,
co-payments and bigger deductibles than ever before. And with
financial burden for your patients means a greater collection burden
your practice. But your first step towards thriving through the rise
self-pay can begin right now. But your first step towards thriving
the rise of self-pay can begin right now. In this free webinar,
expert Wendy Jacobs will discuss:
- How to create a
self-pay policy-and what every strategy should
immediate need to implement a self-pay policy and train staff
- Tactics, tools and technologies to improve self-pay patient
- How a health care IT services partner can help you
Dementia Care in Primary Care
Friday, March 13, 2015
Join us to learn about, and work with colleagues, on the implementation of best practices for Dementia Care in Primary Care. This symposium will be offered on Friday, March 13. The focus of this symposium is on implementation of a standardized approach to memory related problems in Primary Care. The symposium will be useful to all providers working in Primary Care. It will be an all-day event, offering CME as well as an opportunity to engage in an office based Quality Improvement process.
The symposium is sponsored by the Office of Aging and Disability Services and is free to participants. We encourage bringing a member of your support staff who might be integral to implementation of process improvement.
The primary site will be at MaineGeneral in Augusta, but work is in progress to transmit to both EMMC in Bangor and MMC in Portland.
Cliff Singer, MD Roger Renfrew, MD, FACP
Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry Facilitator Clinical Geriatrics
Acadia Hospital and EMMC MaineGeneral Medical Center
Maine Concussion Management Initiative Training Programs – Level 1 and Level
General Information for 2015
When and where
March 13, 2015 in Bangor at
St. Joseph’s Hospital
May 1, 2015 in Machias at DownEast
June 12, 2015 in Waterville at Colby
October 20, 2015 in Portland
in conjunction with the Maine Brain Injury Conference
(Registration and fees will be through the
Maine Brain Injury Conference for October 20)
Training Program: Training
programs in 2015 will be updated.
Level 1 - An Introduction to
Concussions and Concussion Management
Level 2 – Interpreting Neurocognitive
Testing (Level 1 is a prerequisite for taking Level 2)
– 8:15 Registration and Continental
1 and Level 2 are run simultaneously)
1 – An Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management
○ The Diagnostic and Return to Play
○ Sport Related Concussion: Short and
Long Term Sequelae
○ Concussion Sideline Assessment
○ Concussion Risk Factors, Treatment
and Return to Function
○ Tools in Concussion Management
○ Concussion Case Studies
○ Review and Wrap-up
2 – Interpreting Neurocognitive Testing
○ Using ImPACT Testing in Concussion
○ Interpreting ImPACT Test Results
○ Case Reviews
○ Review and Wrap-up
for Health Care Professionals (MD, DO, NP, PA, Neuropsychologist, ATC, RN, PT,
for school personnel and all other attendees
nurses, coaches, school athletic directors, administrators, parents, etc.)
for students – currently enrolled in a college program
Continental Breakfast and mid-morning break
CEU/CME credits for Health Care Professionals
Confirmation will be sent by email and will include:
Directions to training location.
Salis, PT, ATC
Membership Committee Chair
SAVE THE DATE: Maine Academy of Family Physicians Spring Events
23rd Annual MAFP Family Medicine Update – April 8-10, 2015, at the Atlantic Oceanside in Bar Harbor
April 11th (tentative) Certified Medical Examiner Training (for DOT Exams) – dependent on registration minimum met
For more information check our website: http://www.maineafp.org/cme/mafp-cme-meeting
Complete schedule and registration available after January 15th. [return to top]