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March 20, 2017

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CBO Analysis of AHCA Effects; House Expected to Vote on Thursday

Late in the afternoon of March 13, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (COB) issued a cost estimate on the House Republican Leadership American Health Care Act (AHCA). CBO predicts that, if AHCA is enacted as currently written, the number of uninsured would grow by 14 milion in 2018 and by 24 million by 2026. The law would reduce the federal budget by $337 billion of the 2017-2026 timeframe. Yesterday, MMA President-elect Jabbar Fazeli, M.D. joined Congresswoman Chellie Pingree at a healthcare Town Meeting in Westbrook to express MMA's concern about the bill as proposed. Read More

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Pains of Prior Authorization Create Pressure for Reform

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AMA Opposes American Health Care Act

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As Physician Well-being Falls, Rewards of Medicine Fade

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CMS Awards MACRA Quality Payment Program Grant to Healthcentric Advisors and Qualidigm

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Maine Medicine Weekly Update's New Look & Feel

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Weekly MMA Legislative Committee Conference Call Information

 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. Read More

Legislative Highlights of the Week

Last week, the HHS Committee conducted work sessions on the Governor's FY 2018-2019 biennial budget proposal, L.D. 390. Read More

MMA Legislative Committee Forum on "Death with Dignity" Scheduled for March 28th

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. Read More


DrFirst Offers Presentation on E-Prescribing Mandate - March 22

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Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence Course Offered by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry - April 8

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Learn the Latest in Cannabis Medicine and Earn CME credits at the CannMed Conference April 9-11 in Boston, MA

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Two-Day Risk Adjustment Documentation & Coding Seminar - April 13-14

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. Read More

Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Spring Meeting May 6-7

SAVE THE DATE - May 6 & 7, 2017 Read More

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program & Business Meeting - May 12

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, May 12th Read More

Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting - May 19-21

SAVE THE DATE - May 19-21, 2017 Read More


Family Medicine Physician - Oakland, ME

Oakland Family Medicine, a hospital-employed outpatient Family Medicine practice located in Oakland, Maine, is recruiting for an experienced Family Medicine Physician to join our growing team. Read More

Ship's Physician for Transatlantic Cruise

Ship’s Physician needed for 45-day transatlantic cruise aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM).  Read More

Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician! Read More

DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR), a community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Augusta, Maine who love to teach, is seeking a DO or MD Physician to join our faculty. Read More

Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME

Waterville Family Practice, a five provider private practice in downtown Waterville, Maine, is seeking a Family Medicine Physician to join the all outpatient practice. Read More

Physician Assistant - Newcastle

Lifespan Family Healthcare is seeking a part-time Certified Physician Assistant, with full-time potential in the area. Read More

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist - Full Time or Per Diem, Bridgton Hospital

Bridgton Hospital, part of the Central Maine Medical Family, seeks a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to join its well-established hospitalist program. Read More

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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.  Read More

Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine

Central Maine Medical Center and Maine Research Associates seek a physician to work 50% in your specialty and 50% as medical director of its clinical research company.   Read More

Part-Time MD/DO/NP/PA

Providers at Groups will oversee patient care, supported by our full-time staff of clinic coordinators and licensed counselors. Manage 30, 100 or 275 patients (based on DATA 2000 waiver status).  Read More

Clinical Director, Oasis Free Clinics

The Clinical Director (CD) of the Oasis Clinics oversees the clinical operations of the Oasis medical, dental and prescription assistance programs. Read More

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