August 22, 2016

 
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MMA Senior Section to Meet Wednesday, August 24 for Program on Opioids/Heroin Epidemic
MMA's Senior Section will meet on Wednesday at MMA offices in Manchester.  The program will feature Portland consultant Carol Kelly and EVP Gordon Smith discussing the recent activities of the Maine Opiate Collaborative.   Any MMA member is welcome, senior or not.
The program begins with lunch at 11:30am with the program following at noon.  The section meetings normally conclude by 1:30pm.  The Section is chaired by Buell Miller, M.D. and staffed by Lisa Martin, MMA's Membership Coordinator.  Any MMA member attending should rsvp to Lisa at lmartin@mainemed.com or by calling her at 622-3374 ext. 221.  

 
The Maine Opiate Collaborative was established in August 2015 by U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty, Attorney General Janet Mills and Commissioner of Public Safety John Morris in order to address the opioid epidemic in the state.  In 2015, 272 Mainers died from accidental overdose, 1013 babies were born with neonatal abstinance syndrome because mom was on drugs and 80% of heroin users indicated that they started down the road to dependency while on prescription drugs.  The Collaborative established three task forces of volunteers to address the areas of prevention/harm reduction, treatment and law enforcement.  Task Force reports were presented to the public in May of this year and efforts are taking place now to implement the recommendations.  Twenty-two community forums were also held with the feedback received at the forums being used to inform the Task Forces.  Carol Kelly facilitated 21 of the 22 forums and will share the outcomes of these events in her talk on Wednesday.
 
MMA's work with the Collaborative has been supported financially with grants from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) and the Maine Community Foundation.

MMA Endorses DrFirst for Electronic Prescribing of Opioids Required July 1, 2017

The Maine Medical Association has selected DrFirst as its exclusive partner in providing electronic prescribing of controlled substances solutions to MMA members. DrFirst will market its products to MMA members in partnership with the Association and MMA will be paid a royalty in connection with each successful sale. 

The new state law limiting prescribing of pain medication requires the electronic prescribing of opioid medication as of July 1, 2017 and DrFirst is one of the vendors certified by the DEA to meet the federal regulatory requirements for sending a prescription for a controlled substance to a pharmacy.

Members wishing to receive a call or visit from representatives of the company may contact Rick Friedman at (301) 231-9510  ext. 2975, or rfriedman@drfirst.com . Representatives of the company will also be exhibiting at the MMA Annual Session Sept. 9-11 in Bar Harbor.


 

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Data Breach Workshop September 14th in Wiscasset

Data breaches and identity theft are being focused more and more on small businesses and professional practices. In addition to the substantial costs of dealing with the direct effects of such incursions, medical practices must also face the fact that a data breach is also a HIPAA violation.

On Wednesday, September 14th, Maine Identity Services will present a 4 hour workshop on data breaches and identity theft. The workshop will focus on how a practice can continue to function during and after a data breach, and will address what you and your employees can do before a breach that will make an enormous difference if you have a breach. 

The workshop is specifically designed for managers who aren't technology savvy but who need to know:

  • How do we put a plan together?
  • How do we continue to function during a breach?
  • Do we have to notify anyone? How quickly?
  • Are we supposed to offer credit monitoring?
  • What will it cost?
  • What resources do we need?

Faculty will include experts who know what it’s like to have a breach and how to respond to the public and the press: 

  • Special Agent James Corbett, FBI, Boston Division
  • David B. McConnell, Litigation Department Chair, Perkins Thompson Attorneys and Counselors at Law
  • Diana Ichton Nelson, Award-winning television journalist and public relations expert
  • Rob Oakley, HIS Manager, Bucksport Regional Health Center
  • Jane Carpenter, Founder, Maine Identity Services

 

Date: September 14, 2016

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Place: Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road, Wiscasset

Cost: $100 for businesses, $75 for nonprofits

Seating is limited and all ticket sales are in advance on Eventbrite at:  DATA BREACH: DAY ONE!

 

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Barbara Leonard Named President & CEO of MeHAF

After a nationwide search, Barbara Leonard has been selected as the new President and CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF). Ms. Leonard has served as the Foundation’s Vice President for Programs since 2008. She will begin her new role on October 1, 2016, following the departure of founding President and CEO Dr. Wendy J. Wolf.

As MeHAF’s Vice President for Programs since 2008, Ms. Leonard took a lead role in initiating a decade-long effort to integrate primary care and mental health, oversaw a multi-year effort to ensure that the needs of underserved and uninsured individuals were included in health care payment reform efforts, and helped advance and strengthen access to oral health services in Maine. Ms. Leonard also brings extensive experience serving on state and national advisory committees and boards including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Evaluation Advisory Group, ,the DentaQuest Foundation’s Oral Health 2014 National Advisory Committee and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. In Maine, Ms. Leonard served as the chair of the Maine Philanthropy Center’s Board and previously chaired the Board of the Maine Women’s Fund. She worked at the Maine Bureau of Health (now Maine Center for Disease Control), where she established the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program and served as the state’s chronic disease director.  Her work at the Maine Ambulatory Care Coalition (now Maine Primary Care Association) supported development of Maine’s first Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Coalition. 

Ms. Leonard received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology cum laude from Colby College, and a Master of Public Health from the Yale School of Medicine.

The Maine Medical Association congratulates Barbara Leonard on her well-deserved promotion! We look forward to working with her and with MeHAF for many years to come.

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Bureau of Insurance Approves 2017 Premium Increases for ACA Marketplace Exchange
The Maine Bureau of Insurance last week approved significant premium increases for the three health plans offering policies in 2017 in the ACA Marketplace Exchange.  Superintendent Eric Cioppa last Wednesday announced the following approvals:

 
Community Health Options    25.5 percent
Harvard Pilgrim                      21.1 percent
Anthem                                   18 percent
 
The rates must also be approved by the federal government.  For the vast majority of individuals insured in the exchange, federal subsidies will offset the increases (approximately 90 % of Mainers in the Exchange qualify for the federal subsidies).  About 84,000 Mainers are insured in the Exchange.
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Board of Licensure in Medicine Releases Licensure and Complaint Statistics for 2015
The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine recently released information about its licensure and complaint activities in 2015.  Records show that 136 complaints were filed with the Board in 2015, along with 83 complaints carried forward from 2014.  Of these, 14 complaints resulted in discipline, 15 were dismissed with a letter of guidance, and 58 were carried forward to 2016.  132 cases were dismissed.

 
The Board granted 967 new licenses in 2015, including 523 permanent MD licenses, 177 temporary MD licenses, 38 emergency licenses, and 84 physician assistant (PA) licenses.  The Board also renewed 2,387 licenses during the year.  The Board issued 96 percent of its licenses electronically. 
 
The Board consists of six actively practicing physicians, three public members and one physician assistant.  Maroulla Gleaton, M.D., an Augusta ophthalmologist currently chairs the Board. 
 
 
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Healthcare 4 ME Announces Fall Conference

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Health Care for Maine Conference, sponsored in part by Consumers for Affordable Health Care, the Maine Medical Association, the Maine Primary Care Association, the Maine Children’s Alliance and others.

Logistics:

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Augusta Civic Center

76 Community Drive, Augusta

The conference theme is Health as a Human Right: Exploring the Right to Health. This year's conference will offer two interchangeable tracks: an Advocacy Track and an Enrollment Track. The Advocacy Track will explore what it means to have the Right to Health and how to address the underlying social determinants of health. The Enrollment Track will explore information enrollment professionals will need or want to know. 

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Andrea S. Christopher, MD, MPH. Dr. Christopher is a General Internal Medicine Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance whose passion for social justice motivates advocacy and research addressing disparities in access to healthcare for vulnerable populations.

Discounted registration fees are available through September 1st.

Register Now!



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Not too Late to Join your Colleagues at MMA's 163rd Annual Session. Make Your Reservations NOW.


Maine Medical Association 

163rd Annual Session

September 9-11, 2016

Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor, ME 

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Renewing the Joy & Passion in Medicine

 
4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits TM




Dear Colleagues & Friends:

Recognizing the signs of professional exhaustion is the first step to reintroducing joy and purpose to your career.   Please join your colleagues at this year's Annual Session where you will learn new tools that will help you develop resiliency and renewal in your personal and professional life. 

Click Here to view the full schedule and register for this event.  Bring your family so they can enjoy Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park.  


Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:00 a.m.

Tuning Up Your Resilience Program features five physicians who have extensive experience in physician resilience and burn-out prevention. Dr. Jo Shapiro serves as Chief, Div of Otolaryngology, Dept of Surgery, at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She was one of the first woman division chiefs and was recently named as a finalist for the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award. Dr. George Dreher, knowing what a habit of mindfulness brought to his life and career at Maine Medical Center, started offering a Mindful Practice of Medicine course and helped create a medical staff subcommittee on practitioner health and resilience. Dr. Christine Hein, who is the Medical Director of the Emergency Medicine Workgroup, knows first-hand the pressure practitioners face in their daily work and how important self-resiliency strategies can be in maintaining ideal standards of care for patients. Ben Tipton, PAC, has been working to improve resiliency at the Mid Coast Hospital and has built a Mindfulness-based Stress reduction program which is providing training for an increasing number of staff. Dr. David Strassler is the chair of the Martin's Point Provider Resiliency Team and has recently undertaken a drive to reduce burdensome paperwork.


Saturday, Sept 10, 12:00 p.m.

Speakers Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota, LSW, will deliver the Saturday noon keynote.  Kevin and Linda have co-authored the book, Weathering Shame, an autobiography on their personal experience growing up with the stigma and shame of 

alcoholism and mental illness. Kevin is a veteran weatherman at WCSH6, Portland and WLBZ 2, Bangor.   His spouse, Linda Rota, LSW, has been a social worker for more than thirty years. She is a 1982 magna cum laud graduate of USM with a B.A. in social welfare and criminal justice. Linda served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa and trained volunteers on cross-cultural issues. Their book will be available for purchase and book signing.


Sunday, Sept. 11, 9:00 a.m.

Simple Mindfulness Applications to Cultivate Joy & Passion in Work & Life.  Countless demands and rushing about are the norm these days. We live in stressful, chaotic times. The speed of life around us is going faster and faster. This way of living affects our health, our relationships, our families, and the quality of our lives. We do have the ability, the strength, and the stability within us to meet these challenges in a way that brings more happiness into our everyday lives. Mindfulness is a way to access these inner resources.
 

Nancy Hathaway, M.Ed., LpastC, has been studying and teaching mindfulness for 40 years. She has interned and worked with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. in the Mindfulness Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the State of Massachusetts, Department of Corrections. She teaches Mindfulness nationally including Harvard University's Work and Family Center, MIT, hospitals, universities, high schools, colleges, parent groups, and couples courses.  She is an Adjunct Professor in numerous colleges in Maine teaching Mindfulness courses.  She has studied internationally with teachers in the Zen, Vipassana, and Tibetan traditions and holds a Masters in Education degree with a Counseling Psychology track.


 

7th Annual Silent Auction

Request for Donations

The auction proceeds will benefit the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) Scholarship Fund which directly benefits Maine students and relies on this auction as a primary revenue source.

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Donation Examples:

Gift Certificates to a Maine restaurant, hotel or resort

Gift Baskets

Weekend or week-long stay at a Condo, Camp or Vacation Home

Concert, Theater or Sporting event tickets

Painting, sculptures, drawing or other artwork

Wine and Spirits

Personal Services (such as spa treatments, car detailing, etc)

Pottery

Handmade Items

For more information  on donations 

click here.



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Inaugural Issue of "Physician Family" Published

The Summer 2016 issue of Physician Family is now LIVE at www.physicianfamilymedia.org. Featuring a variety of articles about the Journey of Medicine, this issue features six informative pieces which touch on the first stage of that journey - medical school. It also offers excellent commentary and advice about transitions, gratitude, the importance of connections, some valuable information about student loans, the nightmare of not matching and more.

The AMA Alliance’s other publications, Alliance in Motion and Alliance LINK, focus on the organization’s activities and members, but Physician Family is intended for both members and non-members.

Physician Family was created by the AMA Alliance to help the organization fulfill its mission to support the families of M.D.’s and D.O.’s in all specialties and stages of life. AMA Alliance members receive Physician Family in the mail as an exclusive member benefit, while the digital version of the magazine is available to all at no cost.

Members of physician families who are interested in submitting articles, pictures, videos, or providing professional expertise for Physician Family may contact Donna Rovito at editor@physicianfamilymedia.org.

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Some Confusion Remains on New Opioid Prescribing Limits

A significant amount of confusion still exists regarding the provisions of Chapter 488 which took effect on July 29. The Governor and the Legislature were well aware that not all 16,000 patients currently receiving opioid medication in access of 100 morphine milligram equivalent (MME) would be able to be tapered immediately. Therefore, a medical necessity exception was added (to expire on Jan. 1, 2017) in addition to the provision for patients who are currently at 100 MME to be prescribed up to 300 MME until July 1, 2017. For those patients over 300 MME on Jan. 1, 2017, other exceptions may be established through state rule-making or the exception for palliative care may be considered.

Other exclusions in the law include prescribing opioid medication to a patient for:

  1. Pain associated with active and aftercare cancer treatment;
  2. Palliative care, as defined in Title 22, section 1726, subsection 1, paragraph A, in conjunction with a serious illness, as defined in Title 22, section 1726, subsection 1, paragraph B;
  3. End-of-life and hospice care;
  4. Medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder; or
  5. Other circumstances determined in rule by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Title 22, section 7254, subsection 2; and
  6. When directly ordering or administering a benzodiazepine or opioid medication to a person in an emergency room setting, an inpatient hospital setting, a long-term care facility or a residential care facility.
  7. Until Jan. 1, 2017, a prescriber can utilize an exception for medically necessity. In order to inform the pharmacy that it is within the law to fill a particular script over 100 MME, the prescriber should write "Medically Necessary" on the script.

Although the requirement to check the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) for a new script does not take effect until January 1, 2017, it would not be possible to know what opioid medication the patient may be receiving from other prescribers without checking the PMP. So, in effect, the PMP mandate should be observed beginning July 29th if a prescriber is not already routinely checking the PMP for new scripts for an opiate based medication. On January 1, 2017, the PMP mandate will include a first script written for a benzodiazepine in addition to an opioid.

Other information on the new law can be found on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com. MMA attorneys are available to present CME programs on the new law. If you are interested in a presentation at your practice or facility contact MMA's CME Coordinator Gail Begin at gbegin@mainemed.com or EVP Gordon Smith at gsmith@mainemed.com or by calling Gordon at 215-7461.  Presentations are scheduled over the next month in Fort Kent, Patten, Damariscotta, Skowhegan, Calais and Ellsworth.

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

MPCA HPV Summit: Improving Rates to Reduce Cancer in Maine 

August 24, 2016 

10:00am - 2:00pm 

Bangor Saving Bank (Dirigo Conference Room) - Augusta, ME

We hope you will join us for a half day summit to discuss promising practices in completing the HPV series through collaboration between state agencies, schools, medical providers and community partners. We are excited to showcase the work in Rhode Island for their Vaccinate Before you Graduate program, in addition to sharing the most up to date evidence around the HPV vaccine and its effectiveness in preventing cancers in both men and women.  

Registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/pvqj10                   Fee: $25

Agenda

10:00-10:30:    Welcome, CDC “You Are the Key Presentation”  

   - Jessica Reed, GNP-C, American Cancer Society

10:30-11:00:    What to know about HPV Related Cancers

11:00-12:00:    Perspectives from the Field: Practice-based strategies for improving HPV rates

-  Theresa Knowles, FNP-C, Penobscot Community Health Care

-  Jessica Reed, GNP-C, American Cancer Society 

12:00-12:45:        Lunch (provided)

12:45- 2:00:         Innovative Programs in New England: Vaccinate Before You Graduate – Rhode Island

-   Randall Linn, CEO, The Wellness Company

-   Lesa Volpe, Vaccinate Before You Graduate, The Wellness Company

2:00 PM                Thank You and Evaluations

This Summit is being offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society and the Maine Primary Care Association, with support from the Maine AHEC Network.

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UNECOM has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 3.25 hours of AOA Category 1B CME credits.  Approval is currently pending. 

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163rd Annual Session

  September 9-11, 2016

Harborside Hotel - Bar Harbor, Maine

The theme of this year's program is "Renewing the Joy & Passion in Medicine."  For more information and to register click here

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Risk Adjustment Documentation & Coding Seminar

  September 15-16, 2016

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel - Portsmouth, NH

Do you contract with a Medicare Advantage Organization or other payer using a risk adjustment methodology? Are your coders accurately capturing chronic health conditions? Does the thought of risk adjustment coding keep you up at night?

Join the Baker Newman Noyes (BNN) revenue cycle team, including certified risk adjustment coders (CRC™), for a two-day seminar for healthcare professionals interested in risk adjustment documentation and coding. While risk adjustment has been around for a long time, a solid understanding is essential for proper documentation of a patient's overall health status. BNN has put together a hands-on program to ensure an understanding of risk adjustment coding, the importance of documentation, how to optimize and improve overall risk scores, and much more.

We are excited to offer this comprehensive two-day workshop that will also help in preparation for the Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC™) examination offered through the AAPC.

   For more information and to register click here. Act now to take advantage of early bird pricing.

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15th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium

September 23-26, 2016

Harborside Hotel - Bar Harbor, Maine

15 Hours Category 1 AMA PRA CME Credits Offered

Topics include Glaucoma, Cataract, and Uveitis.  Michael X. Repka, MD, MBA will deliver the Keynote address on Ophthalmology in an Era of Health Care Evolution.  There will also be time to enjoy the beautiful area!

For more information and to register visit: https://maineeyemds.com/symposium-home or contact Shirley Goggin at 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com.

 

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MaineGeneral Medical Center's 2016 Geriatric Symposium

October 6, 2016 

7:45am - 4:30pm

Alfond Center for Health - Augusta, ME

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael LaMantia MD, MPH, the new Section Chief of Geriatrics at the University of Vermont.  There will also be talks by Cliff Singer MD, Annette Beyea DO MPH, Sarah Hallen MD, Kim Church RN & Jane O’Rourke LMSW, Nancy Rushton APRN and Noreen Flanagan MD. Lunch will be provided and CMEs are available.  

REGISTRATION:

The 2016 Geriatrics Symposium is free for MaineGeneral employees. A $50 registration fee for non-MaineGeneral employees will support the MGMC Key Trust Educational Endowment. 

Registration is limited to 225 participants, on a first come, first served basis.  If paying by check, please make checks payable to “2016 Geriatrics Symposium.”  All checks must be received by 9/30/16.

For more information and to register online visit: https://mainegeneral.coursestorm.com/course/maine-general-annual-geriatrics-symposium-update-on-dementia-carePlease contact Karen Garcia at 626-1151 or at karen.garcia@mainegeneral.org with any questions regarding the Symposium.

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MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2

October 25, 2016

When and where held:  On October 25, 2016, the Maine Concussion Management Initiative will present Level 1 and Level 2 Training as the Youth Concussion Track at the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter's 7th Annual Conference on Defining Moments in Brain Injury in Portland at USM.

Training Programs:             

Level 1 – An Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management

Speaker: Deb Nichols, CPNP or Peter Sedgwick, MD or Bill Heinz, MD

Level of Difficulty: beginner

Content:  The Diagnostic and Return to Play Dilemma, How Concussion Occurs and Pathophysiology, Concussion Signs and Symptoms, Concussion Evaluation Tools, Concussion Treatment, Recovery Epidemiology, Return to Function – Academics and Play, Risk Factors and Protective Equipment, Short and Long Term Sequelae, Neurocognitive Testing, Concussion Sideline Assessment, Key Points

Level 2 – Advanced Concussion Management (Level 1 is a prerequisite for taking Level 2)

Speaker: Paul Berkner, DO

Level of Difficulty: intermediate

Content: Updates from Zurich 2012, Using ImPACT Testing in Concussion Management, Interpreting   

ImPACT Test Results, Concussion Case Reviews

Schedule: Conference - 7:30pm to 4:30pm

MCMI Level 1: 9:30am to 1:00pm

MCMI Level 2: 1:30pm to 4:30pm                                                   

Registration:

Fee: $100 for all participants for the entire day

How to register: online atwww.biausa.org then click on BIAA-Maine (in the menu on the left)

CMEs will be provided. Exact contact hours not determined at this time

For more information contact:

Jan Salis, PT, ATC, MCMI - Membership and Education Committee - Chair

jsalis@aol.com or (207) 577-2018

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Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association's 2016 Symposium

Thursday, October 27 

Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland

About the Symposium

For this year's symposium we will be continuing to highlight and explore actionable strategies that each of us can take to help improve health and lower costs.  Our keynote speaker, David Blumenthal, MD, President of The Commonwealth Fund, will share examples of how organizations around the country are getting more value from their health care dollars, and breakout sessions will dive into the details to highlight individual efforts that organizations in our state can emulate.  There will be presentations on tackling prescription drug abuse for providers and employers, alternative payment arrangements being tested through employer/provider partnerships, and overview of how MACRA will impact the payment landscape in our state, and more!

When: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8am - 5pm

Where: Holiday Inn By The Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland ME 04101

Register at  https://www.cvent.com/events/mhmc-mma-annual-symposium/registration-2518042715b34604b410c658a1a32973.aspx

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Job Openings

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN - Eastern Maine Medical Center

Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Our practice was the second in the nation to achieve “Patient-Centered Medical Home” status with NCQA. All physicians are NCQA-certified in diabetes and cardiac care. Our primary care network, largest in our area, has adopted a new practice model to include teams of one physician, one nurse practitioner, two registered nurses, and two medical assistants.   

Eastern Maine Medical Center is a 411-bed, regional, tertiary care and level II trauma center serving the more than 500,000 residents living in central, eastern, and northern Maine We offer a collegial atmosphere, cutting-edge EMR, generous vacation and CME benefit, flexible work schedule, and reasonable call schedule. No hospital call required. Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.  

For confidential consideration, please contact: Amanda Klausing Eastern Maine Medical Center Phone: 207-973-5358 emmccvs@emhs.org   

8/22/16

PHYSICIAN - Penobscot Community Health Care

Penobscot Community Health Care is seeking a Physician who is interested in working on a team dedicated to patient-centered care, innovation and collaboration for their Belfast location, Seaport Community Health Center. If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, consider this:

You will be working on a team that has served its community for nearly 30 years!

You will be providing comprehensive, integrated primary health care services for an organization that exemplifies their Mission in everything they do.

You will be working on a team that recently achieved the highest level of recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

You will be given the chance to make a difference in the lives of not only your patients, but the community you serve…every day.  

For more information, please contact Vanessa Sanderson, Recruitment Coordinator, Penobscot Community Health Center at (207) 404-8015 or vsanderson@pchc.com.

8/22/16

PHYSICIAN/MEDICAL DIRECTOR - Nasson Health Care 

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery.  

The Physician/Medical Director: 

  • Provides advice and counsel regarding a broad range of clinical, clinical policy, programmatic and strategic issues required to achieve the short and long-term strategies and objectives of Nasson Health Care; 
  • Provides direct clinical services and oversees physicians and advanced practice nurses; works in partnership with members of the practice team to manage the care of patients, assuring a high standard of medical care; 

  Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a Medical Director of a primary care medical practice;  A degree from an accredited medical school in the U.S.,
  • Board certification in Family or Internal Medicine;  An unrestricted Maine license to practice medicine, as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license;
  • Working knowledge of the core concepts of evidence-based practice, social and behavioral determinants of health, population-based care, integration of medical, behavioral health and dental care, and Meaningful Use of health information technology.

Visit http://www.nassonhealthcare.org for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and employment application will be accepted until position is filled.

9/19/16

INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN - Maine Medical Partners Internal Medical Clinic

Maine Medical Partners is seeking a PT BC/BE internal medicine physician for their Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. 

The Clinic is the primary outpatient teaching site for Maine Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and is the medical home for a culturally diverse population.  The ideal candidate will have an interest in residency education and international/immigrant patient care.  The clinical portion of the position involves a mix of direct patient care and the precepting of Internal Medicine Residents. 

Maine Medical Center has 637 licensed beds and is the state’s leading tertiary care hospital, with a full complement of residencies and fellowships and an integral part of Tufts University Medical School. 

For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

9/5/16

FAMILY MEDICINE/OUTPATIENT INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN  

The Maine Highlands offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences, many culinary delights and unexpected entertainment opportunities.  KVHC’s newest clinic, Brownville, is located in the Maine Highlands and Katahdin Region.  As a result of this continuous growth, Katahdin Valley Health Center is recruiting a Family Medicine/ Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician that is committed to providing quality health care services to the people in the Brownville/Millinocket Maine regions.   KVHC’s clinics are outpatient only and offers a four day work week with a competitive salary and benefit package which includes: a 10% of first year salary sign on bonus, generous amounts of paid time off and $2500 annually toward CME. Physicians who join KVHC are eligible to apply for NHSC Loan Repayment.  

To learn more about KVHC and Practitioner Opportunities, please contact Michelle LeFay at mlefay@kvhc.org or visit our website at www.kvhc.org.  KVHC is an equal opportunity employer.

8/29/16

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