February 20, 2017

 
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POLITICAL PULSE: Legislature Poised to Form Task Force to Address Opioid Crisis in the State

Late this past week, the 128th Legislature took initial steps to establish a Task Force to address the opioid crisis in the state. The Task Force will comprise eight legislators and eight individuals outside of the legislature with an expertise or interest in opioid abuse issues. MMA hopes to be represented on the group as one member is to "represent a statewide association of physicians in the State."

A Joint Order calling for the establishment of the Task Force was presented in the Senate on Thursday morning and is expected to be presented to the House when it meets following school vacation week on Feb. 28.  

In addition to the sixteen members of the Task Force, to be appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, the Governor's office, the office of the Attorney General and a representative of the judicial branch will be invited to participate. The duties of the group are to examine the current laws in the State addressing opiate abuse and heroin use, including but not limited to existing laws focused on law enforcement, prevention, treatment and recovery. As part of its study, the task force will review the report and recommendations of the Maine Opiate Collaborative issued on May 6, 2016 as well as initiatives that have been successfully undertaken by other states. No later than April 30, 2017, the task force shall submit an initial report that includes its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, for introduction to the current session of the legislature. No later than Dec. 6, 2017, the task force will submit a final report that includes its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, for introduction to the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature.

In addition to the eight legislators, the following members will be appointed. If any MMA member would like to volunteer or suggest other physician or non-physician members, please contact EVP Gordon Smith, Esq. at gsmith@mainemed.com. If the group is to meet its deadline of April 30th for its first set of recommendations, these appointments will need to be made very quickly.

1.   One member who is an administrator at a hospital in the State, appointed by the President of the Senate.

2.   One member representing the interests of law enforcement, appointed by the President of the Senate.

3.   One member representing the interests of providers of services at opioid treatment facilities, appointed by the President of the Senate.

4.   One member representing a statewide association of physicians in the State, appointed by the President of the Senate.

5.   One member who is recovering from opioid addiction, appointed by the Speaker of the House.

6.   One member representing the interests of providers of substance abuse and recovery services, appointed by the Speaker of the House.

7.   One member who is a physician specializing in addiction treatment, appointed by the Speaker of the House.

8.   One member who is a behavioral health specialist, appointed by the Speaker of the House.

The task force will be chaired by one of the Senators and one of the House members appointed.

LCRED COMMITTEE HEARS BILL TO REQUIRE PURSUIT OF A SUBOXONE WAIVER FOR ANY PHYSICIAN WHOSE SCOPE OF PRACTICE INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION OF OPIOID MEDICATIONS

Last Thursday afternoon, February 16th, the MMA testified before the Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development Committee in opposition to L.D. 114, a bill that would have required any physician or physician assistant whose scope of practice includes the prescription of opioid medication to apply to the federal government for a Suboxone waiver.  The bill also was opposed by the Maine Osteopathic Association, the Maine Hospital Association, the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association, MaineHealth, and Martins Point.  The Board of Licensure in Medicine spoke "neither for nor against" the bill.  The bill received no public support.  Prime sponsor Rep. Colleen Madigan (D-Waterville) spoke in support of the bill and express her wish to work with the professions to explore various incentives for clinicians to pursue the Suboxone waiver, rather than mandating it through the licensure process.  The bill likely will have a work session next week.  Most legislative committees are not working during the school vacation week and no general legislative sessions are scheduled.

 APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE HOLDS PUBLIC HEARINGS ON DHHS PORTIONS OF THE GOVERNOR'S BIENNIAL BUDGET PROPOSAL THIS WEEK

As previously reported, the Appropriations Committee is holding public hearings on the DHHS portions of the Governor's FY 2018-2019 biennial budget, L.D. 390, this week.  Tomorrow afternoon, the Committee will hear sections of the budget reducing MaineCare coverage and hospital reimbursement and MMA will be testifying in opposition.  On Thursday afternoon, the Committee will hear proposed cuts in public health funding.  MMA also will be testifying in opposition at this hearing.  Finally, the schedule for this Friday includes adult and children's mental health and substance abuse programs.  The Health & Human Services Committee will join the Appropriations Committee for these hearings.  Next week, the Appropriations Committee will continue hearings on other sections of the biennial budget and the legislative session schedule will return to normal.

 HHS COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARINGS ON CIGAR-BAR, CMV BILLS

The Joint Committee on Health and Human Services held hearings and work sessions on a variety of bills, once again justifying its reputation as the hardest working of all committees. Among the hearings were those dealing with the State Treasurer's request to be removed from the state's vaccine board (unanimously approved) and a bill to require the use of electronic, online death certificates. Work sessions covered LD 34, which would legalize the consumption of food and drink in cigar specialty stores, and LD 87, dealing with education and treatment for cytomegalovirus in newborns. After significant negotiation among legislators, the bill's sponsor, the Maine CDC and the MMA a compromise was reached that will allow the CDC to form a group to examine the issue and the current state of the research carefully. MMA will help to disseminate educational information about the virus to its members.

 

 

 
 

Public Hearing on Opioid Prescribing Rule

Because state government was shut down as a result of the storm on the original hearing date, the public hearing on DHHS Rule Chapter 11, Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and Prescription of Opioid Medications was held at 9:00 am on Thursday, February 16th, at the Augusta Armory (2nd floor). The public may continue to make comment on the rule until February 23rd.  

The 19-page rule is extensive but provides important exceptions to Chapter 488 which was enacted by the legislature in 2016 and signed into law by Governor LePage in April. MMA attorneys made comments on the rule at the hearing and these comments are available on the MMA website. Any reaction to these  comments are welcome and should be sent to Gordon Smith, Esq., at gsmith@mainemed.com.

MMA members and practice managers are also reminded that MMA has considerable funding from the state and foundations to provide education on Chapter 488 and the emergency rule. If you would like a presentation, which is approved for category one CME (and also counts toward the three-hour CME requirement in the law) please contact with Mr. Smith or Gail Begin, MMA's CME and Accreditation Coordinator at gbegin@mainemed.com.   Because of the state and grant funding, all these programs are offered live without charge.

 

 

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MMA Weekly Legislative Call Tuesday, February 21st, 8:00 p.m.

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

The next MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the Second Regular Session of the 127th Maine Legislature will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21st, at 8:00 p.m.

Legislative Committee members and specialty society legislative liaisons are strongly encouraged to participate. Any physician, practice manager, or other staff member who is interested in the MMA's legislative advocacy also is welcome to participate. It is not necessary to RSVP for the calls.

Please use the following conference call number and passcode. These will remain the same for every weekly call during the session.

Conference call number:  207-480-4790

Passcode:  057614#

The purpose of the weekly conference calls is to review and finalize the MMA's position on bills printed the previous week, to hear the views of specialty societies on the new bills or their concerns about any current health policy issues, and to discuss the highlights of legislative action of the week. The calls rarely last longer than an hour. The MMA staff lists a suggested position for each bill and any medical specialty particularly affected by the bill.  

If you have an opinion about any of these bills, but cannot participate in the call, please contact Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel at amaclean@mainemed.com or 480-4187, or Peter Michaud, Associate General Counsel at pmichaud@mainemed.com or 480-4199.

The following are bills of interest to the physician community printed last week. We will discuss the priority bills marked with an asterisk (*) first. This will be important when the list grows in the next few weeks.

This year is marked by two topics that have been the subjects of an inordinately large number of bills: recreational marijuana legalization and opioids. In order to allow clearer discussion of all the bills on each topic together during the legislative calls, the marijuana bills will be marked with a superscript "m" and the opioid bills with a superscript "o". We welcome your comments on whether this makes things easier or more difficult for you. Following are the bills of the week:

LD 567: An Act To Ensure Timely Expenditure of Federal Funds in the Department of Health and Human Services (All) (Monitor)

*LD 571: An Act To Eliminate the 3 Percent Surcharge on Certain Income and Provide an Alternative Funding Source for the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education (All) (Monitor/Support)

*LD 572: An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Practice of Pharmacy (All) (Monitor)

LD 582: An Act To Provide for the Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Educational and Behavioral Assessment of Children Entering State Custody (Pediatrics) (Support)

*LD 593: An Act To Update the Licensure Renewal Provision of the Board of Licensure in Medicine (All) (Monitor)

mLD 596: An Act To Promote Highway Safety by Restricting the Use of Marijuana and Possession of an Open Marijuana Container in a Motor Vehicle (Psychiatry, Public Health)

oLD 605: An Act To Support Evidence-based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Support)

mLD 606: An Act To Ensure Access to All Prescription Drugs Containing Cannabidiol Approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (Psychiatry, Public Health)

*LD 607: An Act To Enhance Maine's Coordinated Response to Mental Health Crises (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Monitor)

LD 609: An Act To Prohibit Insurance Carriers That Are Not Health Insurance Carriers from Operating as Managed Care Organizations (All) (Monitor)

LD 614: An Act To Establish a Presumption of Heart Disease or Hypertension in the Line of Duty for Corrections Officers under the Workers' Compensation Laws (Cardiology, Occupational Health) (Monitor)

LD 615: Resolve, To Establish a Work Group To Update the Maine Pharmacy Act (All) (Monitor)

mLD 625: An Act To Prohibit the Location of a Marijuana Facility within 2,000 Feet of a House of Public Worship or Property Associated with a House of Public Worship (Psychiatry, Public Health)

mLD 626: An Act To Provide Funding for County Jails from Sales Tax Collected on Retail Sales of Marijuana and Marijuana Products (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Oppose)

mLD 627: An Act To Establish a Data Collection Program To Monitor Effects of Marijuana Regulation (Psychiatry, Public Health)

*LD 629: An Act To Improve Rehabilitation Services for Persons with Mental Illness in Maine (Psychiatry) (Monitor)

oLD 634: An Act Regarding the Drug Epidemic in Maine (Psychiatry, Public Health)

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Webinar: Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Free Webinars February 21st and 22nd

Join the Maine Medical Association and DrFirst as we discuss what you need to know to become compliant with opioid prescribing legislation by the July 1st deadline.  Bring your questions and concerns for the DrFirst e-prescribing expert to answer, and see a demo on the solution that can help you comply in time.

Upcoming webinars:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12:00pm   Register Here   Presented by Eric Zimtbaum, DrFirst Sales Consultant 
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00pm   Register Here   Presented by Eric Zimtbaum, DrFirst Sales Consultant 
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AMA Prior Authorization Survey Shows Burdens and Impact

The AMA last December surveyed 1,000 practicing physicians on the burdens associated with prior authorization (PA) for medical services and prescriptions.

Among the most notable survey findings was that, on average, a medical practice completes an average of 37 PAs per physician per week, which takes a physician and their staff an average of 16 hours, or the equivalent of two business days, to process. Given this PA workload, it is not surprising that 75 percent of surveyed physicians described PA burdens as high or extremely high. In addition to taxing practices, PA requirements can also impact patients: nearly 90 percent of surveyed physicians reported that PA sometimes, often, or always delays access to care.

The 24-question, web-based survey was conducted with the assistance of M3 and involved 600 specialists and 400 primary care physicians. Participating physicians were screened to ensure that they provide 20 or more hours of patient care and complete PAs during a typical week of practice.

The survey results highlight the need for improvements in the PA process. A coalition including the AMA and 16 other organizations recently released a set of 21 principles aimed at effecting positive changes in health plans' utilization management programs. The AMA encourages state medical associations and specialty medical societies to use the survey results and the principles in advocacy efforts on this challenging issue. [return to top]

Attorneys General Urged to Help End Prior Authorization for MAT

The AMA recently urged the nation's attorneys general to help end insurance company policies that delay or deny care for substance use disorders. As part of an agreement to resolve an investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of Anthem and Cigna's prior authorization and network adequacy policies, the two health insurance plans agreed to end their policies of prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in New York and the rest of the nation.

In a letter to the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), the AMA strongly supported the agreement and pledged its support to NAAG with reaching similar agreements with other payers across the nation. The AMA highlighted that more than 33,000 Americans died in 2015 due to an opioid-related overdose, two million had a substance use disorder involving opioid analgesics, and nearly 600,000 people have a substance use disorder involving heroin.

In addition to ending prior-authorization policies that delay care for patients, the AMA also called on all payers "to end policies that require patients to repeat step therapy protocols or retry therapies failed under other benefit plans before qualifying for coverage of a current effective therapy for substance use disorders."

Increasing access to MAT is one of the key recommendations of the AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse.

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SAVE THE DATE: MMA Legislative Committee to Host Forum on Physician-Assisted Death on Tuesday, March 14th

MMA Legislative Committee Co-Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. invite interested physicians to join members of the MMA Legislative Committee for a discussion of physician-assisted death.  The focus of the discussion will be a bill submitted for consideration in the 128th Legislature by Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec):  L.D. 347, An Act to Support Death with Dignity.

The meeting will take place at the Frank O. Stred Building (MMA headquarters) in Manchester from 6:00 to approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14th.  Dinner will be available at 6 p.m.  All are welcome, but please RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at slepoff@mainemed.com for our meal planning.
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Congressional Committees Consider ACA in New Political Landscape

Congress examines the ACA landscape

Both chambers of Congress recently held several hearings to examine the current landscape of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among the panels holding hearings, the House Energy & Commerce Committee examined potential changes to the Medicaid program as well as opportunities to strengthen the ACA exchange insurance market.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee also held a hearing to seek immediate solutions to stabilize the individual health insurance market. Congress will continue to examine issues surrounding the ACA, although it is not yet clear when legislative activity related to the ACA will occur.

IPAB repeal legislation introduced in the House and Senate

Legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) last week was introduced on a bipartisan and bicameral basis. Representatives Phil Roe, MD, R-Tenn., and Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., introduced H.R. 849, while Senators John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced S. 260 and S. 251, respectively.

Separately, the same members last week introduced resolutions in the House (H.J. Res. 51) and Senate (S.J. Res. 16 and S.J. Res. 17) that would discontinue automatic implementation of IPAB recommendations. These resolutions, which were prescribed by provisions in the Affordable Care Act, enjoy several procedural protections relative to the standard repeal legislation.

It is not yet known when or how the House and Senate will consider this issue. The AMA continues to strongly support repealing the IPAB and will be working with the House and Senate in this effort.

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Register to Attend AMA's Alternative Payment Model (APM) Workshop

With the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program starting this year and the new Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) reviewing specialties' APM proposals, now is the time to join your colleagues at the AMA's APM Workshop, to be held Mon., March 20, in Washington, D.C.

Physicians who are working on APMs or interested in learning more about them should register now to:

  • Share how your organization is designing APMs
  • Learn about physician-focused APMs that others are proposing
  • Develop solutions to challenges in APM design, such as risk adjustment and patient attribution

Participants will also have opportunities to inform policy makers about the data, technical assistance, registries and information technology needed for APMs. Discussion leaders for the APM Workshop include physician leaders from the American College of Surgeons, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the AMA, as well as a PTAC member.

To register, contact Ela Cameron at ela.cameron@ama-assn.org with your name, email address, organization, city and state. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited.

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Job Openings

FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN - Maine Medical Partners Primary Care

Maine Medical Partners Primary Care is seeking a Family Medicine trained physician for their new outpatient practice located in Standish, just outside the greater Portland, Maine area.  Candidates will have the opportunity to help establish this new primary care office which will be closely linked to our Windham practice located 10 miles away. 

The successful candidate will be employed by Maine Medical Partners (MMP), a subsidiary of Maine Medical Center and Maine’s largest multi-specialty group.  This high quality team of more than 500 physicians and 200 advanced practice professionals provides a wide range of hospital based, primary, specialty, and sub-specialty adult and pediatric care delivered throughout a network of 30 locations.

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

3/27/16

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 or email emmccvs@emhs.org.

2/27/17

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OR NURSE PRACTITIONER HOSPITALIST - Full Time or Per Diem, Bridgton Hospital, Bridgton, Maine

Bridgton Hospital, part of the Central Maine Medical Family, seeks a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to join its well-established hospitalist program. The full time hospitalist PA/NP would be responsible for two regular weeknight shifts and every fifth weekend, allowing for a healthy work/life balance. The candidate would be responsible for overnight admissions and care of acute inpatients and swing bed patients in our 21-bed critical access hospital. This is a contracted position with opportunities for loan repayment and additional per diem hours. Previous hospital experience necessary.

For more information visit our website at ww.bridgtonhospital.org. Interested candidates should contact Donna Lafean, CMMC Associate Professional Staff Recruiter, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240; email: lafeando@cmhc.org; call: 800/445-7431; fax: 207/344-0658.

3/20/17

FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIAN -  Machias, Maine

Down East Community Hospital would like to find a quality focused Board Certified Physician to join our Outpatient Clinic team in Machias, Maine. We welcome Family Practice/Internal Medicine physicians with experience to share as well as new graduates looking to start their career.  We offer comprehensive benefits, aggressive incentive plans, and a four day workweek.

Whether you’re a weekend wanderer or an avid outdoorsperson, the communities of Downeast Maine have a lot more to offer than sailing craggy coastlines, hiking to spectacular vistas, and fishing vast river systems and lakes. Machias is community oriented town with an endless opportunities to explore a rich historical past as the site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution, art galleries, antique shops, traditional cultures, artisanal foods, and performing arts.

Contact Information: Elizabeth Hines Human Resources 207.255.0468 elizabeth@dech.org  EOE 

2/13/17

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER - Bangor, Maine

A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is needed for the Hope House Health and Living Center in Bangor, Maine! Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health NP), Maine Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License, Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Certification in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support, and 24 months’ experience as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Please visit www.pchc.com/careers to access our Career Portal and apply today! For additional questions, contact Vanessa Sanderson, Recruitment Coordinator at (207)404-8015 or vsanderson@pchc.com. PCHC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

2/13/17

NP or PA - Jackman Community Health Center

If you want to enjoy Maine, the way it should be, come and experience the simple pleasures of small town medicine while being surrounded by over 250,000 acres of woodlands. Each season offers something for everyone except a traffic light. Jackman Community Health Center is in need of a full-time NP or PA to work in their highly unique primary care and urgent care facility.

JCHC is a part of Penobscot Community Health Center which is a nationally recognized health care facility that focuses on patient-centered care, innovation and collaboration. Signing, retention, and relocation bonuses are up for grabs with this position! This site is also loan repayment eligible.

Give yourself the opportunity you deserve, by working for a healthcare facility that always puts the patient first…for you, for your family, for our community.

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

2/13/17

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

Katahdin Valley Health Center (KVHC) is seeking a Family Nurse Practitioner for the Urgent Care/Open Access practice located in Houlton Maine.  Open Access hours are 11am – 7pm, Monday – Friday, and 9am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday.  Weekends are rotated between providers.  This position requires knowledge, experience and active support for rural, community oriented primary care.

With the mission of providing community accessible, quality healthcare with compassion and dignity, KVHC is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center organization in Northern Maine.  KVHC offers integrated, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare for the whole family through six Patient Centered Medical Homes. 

Benefits:  competitive salary and benefits package, generous paid time off, 401K, CME reimbursements, medical, disability and life insurance and FTCA malpractice coverage.  Practitioners at KVHC are eligible for NHSC Loan Repayment. 

Requirements: Current Maine License

Submit Cover Letter and Provider Application to http://www.kvhc.org/wpSite/wp-content/uploads/jobs/ProviderApp.pdf or email your resume to linda.mcgee@kvhc.org.

2/6/17

FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN - Pittsfield, Maine

Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield.  Be part of a ten member collegial medical staff providing primary care services in a rural community. Work schedule is 4 days per week, with limited telephone call from home.  This position comes with competitive compensation, fringe benefits, assistance with medical education debt, signing/relocation bonus negotiable. 

SVH is a 25-bed modern critical access hospital located in Pittsfield which is 20 minutes north of Waterville, and 40 minutes south of Bangor. The hospital serves a population of 30,000 in this central Maine area.  SVH takes a proactive approach in helping people in the Sebasticook Valley improve the quality of their lives. The hospital works with local businesses, schools, the religious community, other healthcare providers, area organizations, and private individuals to make the Valley a healthy place to live. SVH serves has a wide range of outpatient services, including over 20 specialty services.

For more information, please contact Sherry Tardy, PHR, DASPR, at 207-487-4085 or email a CV for review to stardy@emhs.org.

4/3/17 

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY CARE - Southern Maine Health Care

Southern Maine Health Care is seeking a qualified physician for Director of Emergency Medicine.  

This FT Director position involves working collaboratively with all clinical staff and senior administration to assure that the care of patients in the ED is of the highest quality.  The position involves 24 administrative hours/week, and approximately 53 clinical hours/ month. 

Candidates must be Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, an ability to work well within a changing and fast-paced environment, and a strong commitment to the medical community. 

SMHC is a member of MaineHealth. We are a nationally accredited, award-winning 200-bed medical center located on the beautiful southern coast of Maine. 

SMHC is among the largest health care groups in Maine, bringing together York County's largest medical center with over 40 primary care physicians and specialists.

For more information, please contact Kelley Johnson, SMHC Recruiter at (207) 294-8404 or kajohnson@smhc.org.

2/20/17 

PHYSICIAN – Monmouth

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time Physician, for our Monmouth location.

Our three health centers serve a multicultural, rural population of about 10,000 patients and have a family practice focus serving pediatrics to geriatrics. We have excellent clinical support staff.

This position requires a high degree of flexibility, good clinical skills and commitment to team work and open lines of communication. It is a full-time at 4 days per week.

This position combines making a difference in patients' lives with a family-friendly work life, please e-mail your resume to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO. (Laurie.Kane-Lewis@DFDRussell.org) EEO

Requirements:  Current Maine license. Proficiency with electronic medical records.

Benefits:  Excellent benefit package: medical, dental, life, 401(k), flexible spending accounts and a generous paid time-off plan. Salary is commensurate with experience; there is also an incentive plan and a CME reimbursement.

2/20/17

FNP/NP – Monmouth

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time FNP/NP, for our Monmouth location.

Our three health centers serve a multicultural, rural population of about 10,000 patients and have a family practice focus serving pediatrics to geriatrics. We have excellent clinical support staff.

This position requires a high degree of flexibility, good clinical skills and commitment to team work and open lines of communication. It is a full-time at 4 days per week.

This position combines making a difference in patients' lives with a family-friendly work life, please fax or e-mail your resume to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO. (Laurie.Kane-Lewis@DFDRussell.org) EOE

Requirements:  Current Maine license. Proficiency with electronic medical records.

Benefits:  Excellent benefit package medical, dental, life, 401(k) , flexible spending accounts and a generous paid time-off plan. Salary is commensurate with experience; there is also an incentive plan and a CME reimbursement.

2/20/17

OUTPATIENT ONLY - INTERNAL MEDICINE with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus 

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  We offer:

  • Up to $200K in medical student loan repayment
  • $50K sign on bonus
  • Up to $12K moving allowance
  • 4 day work week/generous outpatient call
  • Healthy work/life balance

Central Maine affords easy access to the coast and mountains where you can enjoy four seasons of outdoor activities.  We have a growing arts and restaurant scene in a very safe affordable area to live and raise a family.  To join our growing team, contact Gina Mallozzi, Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME  04240.  Email:  MallozGi@cmhc.org; Fax: 207/344-0696; Call:  800/445-7431; or visit our website:  http://recruitment.cmmc.org/.

3/13/17

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.

2/20/17

 

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Upcoming Events

Webinar

TARGET: BP - Help Your Patients Move Toward Controlled Blood Pressure

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12-1pm  Register Now

Nearly 80 million adults (approximately 1 in 3) in the United States have high blood pressure.  Research shows that 45.9% of those with high blood pressure are not controlled.  In an effort to raise awareness about high blood pressure, the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association launched Target: BP.  This initiative offers physicians and care teams evidence-based resources and tools to help patients reach and sustain blood pressure control. 

Join the American Heart Association for a webinar that will discuss Target: BP in further detail on Thursday, February 16 from 12pm-1pm EST, presented by Michael Rakotz, MD, Vice President Chronic Disease Prevention & Management, American Medical Association. 

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