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State's Deaths from Accidental Overdose Continue to Spike

Maine's Attorney General Janet Mills announced last week that overdose deaths are up 50% over the same time last year. In the first six months of this year, 189 Mainers died as a result of a drug overdose.

Maine had a record 272 overdose deaths in 2015 following 208 such deaths in 2014. The number of deaths in both 2014 and 2015 were records numbers at that time. This year's deaths are on track to reach 378 which would be a new record. The overdose numbers are the result of a preliminary analysis by Marci Sorg, PhD., a University of Maine anthropologist who analyzes overdose deaths under a contract with the office of the Attorney General. The data comes largely from the office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

As reported by Dr. Sorg, the increase in the number of deaths this year is driven by fentanyl, frequently mixed with heroin. Illicit fentanyl and its chemical analogs caused 44 percent of the deaths this year through the end of June.  Of the 189 fatal overdoses this year, most involved two or more drugs and/or alcohol. One hundred twenty-one of the deaths involved at least one illicit drug alone or in combination with 126 involving a diverted prescription drug alone or in combination with other substances. Eighty-five deaths were attributable to at least one opioid, including methadone and oxycodone, and 84 deaths included fentanyl or one of the fentanyl related analogs. A total of 48 people died from using heroin or morphine, 25 from cocaine, and 52 from taking one or more benzodiazepines,

In response to what most observers consider the most significant public health crisis in a number of years, Attorney General Mills has released new PSA announcements and has distributed nearly a thousand doses of naloxone to law enforcement agencies in the state. She has also joined with U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty and Commissioner of Public Safety John Morris to form the Maine Opiate Collaborative which continues its work following the release of its recommendations in May. MMA sits on the Board of the Collaborative and continues its efforts on a number of fronts to address the problem. 

Annual Session CME Program Features Program on Resilience
The Saturday (Sept. 10) program features four physicians and a PA who have extensive experience in resilience and burn-out prevention.  Dr. Jo Shapiro serves as Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.  She was one of the first women division chiefs and was recently named as a finalist for the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award.  Dr. George "Joe" Dreyer, 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 provider health and resilience.  Dr. Christine Hein, who is the medical director of the MMC Emergency Medicine workgroup, knows first-hand the pressure doctors 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 MidCoast 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.

    
A daily CME rate is available for health professionals who wish to attend just the Saturday CME program and hear the keynote talk by meteorologist Kevin Mannix and his spouse Linda Rota, LSW.  
 
On Sunday morning, Nancy Hathaway, M.Ed., LpastC., a popular presenter at the Annual Session three years ago, presents again on the topic of Mindfulness.  Entitled, Simple Mindfulness Applications to Cultivate Joy & Passion in Work and Life, her talk will offer practical solutions to our stressful lives.  A daily rate is also offered for Sunday's educational session.  Registration is available on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com.
    
 
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Renew Your Joy & Passion in Medicine. Sept. 9-11 in Bar Harbor.


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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Resolutions on Marijuana Legalization and Health Care Reform to be Debated at Annual Session

MMA members will have an opportunity to consider and debate two important Resolutions during the General Membership meeting on Saturday morning, September 10th at the Harborside Hotel & Marina.  

Resolution #1, regarding Legalization of Marijuana comes from the MMA Board of Directors and it would put the MMA on the record publicly in opposition to legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. This issue is the subject of Question 1 on Maine's General Election ballot on November 8, 2016. MMA recently conducted a SurveyMonkey poll on this topic and, while it is clear that physicians have mixed views on this topic, a majority of respondents replied that the MMA should take a position on Question 1 and that the appropriate position for MMA would be to "oppose" the legalization. You can find Resolution #1 on the MMA web site here.

Resolution #2, regarding Maine Medical Association Statement on Reform of the U.S. Health Care System comes from the Ad Hoc Committee on Health Care Reform through the MMA Board of Directors. This Resolution proposes an updated policy statement on health care reform, replacing a 2002 Resolution and a 2003 White Paper that was reaffirmed in 2009. You can find Resolution #2 on the MMA web site here.

MMA members are encouraged to become familiar with the content of these Resolutions and to come to the General Membership meeting to participate in the debate of them.

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Baystate Financial to sponsor Nancy Hathaway presentation at MMA’s 163rd Annual Session
In continuing their joint initiative with the MMA to help meet the Financial Wellbeing needs of our members, Baystate Financial has agreed to sponsor our Sunday speaker, Nancy Hathaway, who will be presenting and leading a discussion on Simple Mindfulness Applications to Cultivate Joy & Passion in Work & Life.

For the past three years, Baystate and the MMA have joined together to create the Fiscal Fitness for Life initiative. From supplying speakers for our meetings, sponsoring semi-annual seminars and providing timely articles in our quarterly Maine Medicine newsletter, Baystate has been active in providing Financial Education opportunities to our members. “With so much now being written about the negative impact financial stress has on our emotional and physical wellbeing, we believe that being able to sponsor Nancy Hathaway’s presentation is a natural fit for us” says Lawrence Perry, CLU,ChFC,CLTC of Baystate Financial. Perry continued, “Increasing stress in the workplace is challenging enough, no one needs to bring the added pressure of financial matters into the daily responsibility of patient care.”

Similar with our Fiscal Fitness for Life initiative we hope Nancy’s valuable insight and practical strategies will have a beneficial impact on the overall wellbeing of Maine’s physician community.”

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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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AAP Recommends Elimination of Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a new policy statement, “Medical Versus Nonmedical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance,” which recommends that only medical exemptions be allowed for vaccine requirements for child care and school attendance. Along with that policy statement the AAP also published a new clinical report, “Countering Vaccine Hesitancy,” which urges pediatricians to have compassionate dialogues with parents about vaccine misconceptions, safety, and importance.

The policy statement discusses the public health effects of immunization exemptions, pointing out that higher rates of exemptions correlate with higher rates of vaccine-preventable illnesses and disease outbreaks. These outbreaks are exacerbated because of the fact that families with similar sociocultural beliefs often live near each other or attend the same schools, which in turn results in population clusters with lower immunization rates leading to significantly decreased community immunity.

In its policy statement the AAP recommends supporting:

·         laws requiring certification of immunization to attend child care or school;

·         medically indicated exemptions to specific immunizations as determined for each individual student;

·         use of state public health authority to eliminate nonmedical exemptions;

·         compliance with immunization requirements by all child care centers, schools, and other covered entities; and

·         provision of information about immunization rates in child care centers, schools, and other covered entities by public health authorities to their communities in order to determine risks to community immunity.

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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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ICD 10 Grace Period Ends October 1st

When the new ICD-10 coding requirement was established, CMS allowed clinicians a one-year grace period (called the year of "ICD-10 flexibilities") during which they could continue to use the unspecified ICD109 codes even when a specific one is warranted by the medical record. That grace period, intended to allow physicians to ease into the more specific coding requirements, comes to an end on October 1, 2016.

During that time CMS accepted claims so long as they were coded with a valid ICD-10 code from the right family, three-character codes referring to broad categories of diagnoses. The policy is so generous that it even allows for errors as long as they are within the correct code family.

All that will change on October 1st. As of that date, physicians will need to select the exact, correct code supported by evidence in the medical record in order for claims to be approved. So much as you would like to focus simply on treating your patients with the highest degree of medical knowledge and skill, after October 1 you will also have to make sure your coding is specific and directly supported by the specificity of your patient's medical record in order to be paid. Don't be an audit victim! [return to top]

Louisiana State Medical Society Establishes Disaster Relief Fund

In light of recent devastating flooding in Louisiana, the Louisiana State Medical Society has created a disaster relief fund to which any person, company, or other entity can contribute. The LSMS has been inundated with calls of concern of how to best help Louisiana’s people in need, specifically the medical community. These funds will be used to assist with the needs of the affected communities through parish medical societies.

“In the Baton Rouge area, things are far from normal for many but they are making progress and each day it gets a little bit better,” according to Jeff Williams, Executive Vice President and CEO of the LSMS. “It’s been fantastic watching the overall relief efforts from individuals, churches, small businesses, large corporations, and others.  Maybe we’re not as bad off as a society as many people would have us believe.” 

Please click below if you wish to donate to the LSMS Disaster Relief Fund. If you would like to donate directly and immediately, please make checks payable to LSMS ERF, 6767 Perkins Road, Ste. 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

For more information or questions regarding the fund, please contact Kayne Daigle, kayne@lsms.org


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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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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

BOARD-CERTIFIED/BOARD-ELIGIBLE PHYSICIANS - Eastern Maine Medical Center

Eastern Maine Medical Center has exciting opportunities for Board-Certified/Board-Eligible MD/DO physicians to join well-established, quality-driven, outpatient Family Medicine and Internal Medicine practices in the Greater Bangor area.

Eastern Maine Medical Center offers exceptional family medicine practice opportunities in modern facilities with a cutting edge EMR. A supportive, collegial atmosphere and minimal call which is strictly outpatient characterize our work environment.

Physician opportunities require an MD/DO or foreign equivalent, three year Family Medicine Residency, Maine physician licensure (or immediately eligible for same), and board certification/eligibility. Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.

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 at Eastern Maine Medical Center at 207-973-5358 or emmccvs@emhs.org

9/26/16


PRIMARY CARE SPORTS MEDICINE Opportunity in Portland, ME

Dynamic multi-subspecialty physician-owned and -led orthopaedics group seeks a fellowship trained, board certified or board eligible Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician to join Maine’s premier orthopaedic practice - OA Centers for Orthopaedics.  We are an established group with our own surgery center and all ancillary services (PT, MRI, and Imaging).  If you are interested in joining a growing, high volume, quality-focused group practice with no call, then this is the opportunity for you!

The ideal candidate will have substantial orthopaedic experience and comfort with acute orthopaedic conditions. We are searching for a physician leader to be part of a growing acute walk-in clinic, OrthoAccess, with a full spectrum of surgical subspecialty support. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including vacation, CME stipend, relocation allowance, and 401(k) plan with profit sharing.  Partnership-track position with eligibility after 5 years for full-time physicians. Walk-in clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 1:00PM – 8:00PM; Saturday, 9:00AM – 2:00PM. Rotating Saturday coverage required; approximately 5 shifts per year. Flexible part-time or full-time weekday schedule, between the walk-in clinic and routine clinical days.

Send inquiries or CVs to:

Aileen Kiwior, PHR, Senior HR Generalist

OA Centers for Orthopaedics
33 Sewall Street
Portland, ME 04102

EMAIL: hr@orthoassociates.com

www.orthoassociates.com

www.spectrummedicalgroup.com

10/24/16

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON Opportunity in Portland, ME

Dynamic multi-subspecialty physician-owned and -led orthopaedics group seeks a board certified or board eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon who has completed a Foot & Ankle fellowship to join Maine’s premier orthopaedic practice - OA Centers for Orthopaedics.  We are an established group with our own surgery center, all ancillary services (PT, MRI, and Imaging).  If you are interested in joining a growing, high volume, quality-focused group practice with minimal call, then this is the opportunity for you!

OA Centers for Orthopaedics is searching for a surgeon to join our established Foot & Ankle Center to help meet the needs of this growing service line.  We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including 6 weeks of vacation, CME stipend, relocation allowance, and 401(k) plan with profit sharing.  Partnership-track position with eligibility after 2 years.

Send inquiries or CVs to:

Aileen Kiwior, PHR, Senior HR Generalist

OA Centers for Orthopaedics
33 Sewall Street
Portland, ME 04102

EMAIL: hr@orthoassociates.com

www.orthoassociates.com

www.spectrummedicalgroup.com

10/24/16

PHYSICIAN, NPPA or PA - Community Care and Geriatrics

Community Care and Geriatrics is seeking a Physician, a NPPA, and/or a PA who is interested in working on a team dedicated to patient-centered care, innovation and collaboration. If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, consider this:

  • You will be working with 17 facilities in the community, Skilled Nursing facilities, Long Term Care facilities, and Assisted Living facilities.
  • You will be working in an autonomous, challenging, and highly stimulating environment!
  • You will be using the latest and highest leading EMR systems for geriatric care including gEHRiMed.
  • As a provider, you will have the freedom to handle your own schedule, you’ll have the support of leadership and clinical staff including your own Medical Assistant, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants.
  • Community Care and Geriatrics also offers loan repayment!

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

9/26/16

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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