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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Maine CDC Publishes Modified Opioid/PMP Rule

On Friday, March 31st, the Maine CDC published its final version of the rule governing opioid prescription and use of the PMP. There are a couple of significant changes. Read More


Electronic Opioid Prescribing Waiver Applications Now Available from Maine CDC

The Maine CDC has made waiver applications available for physicians and other prescribers who findthat the electronic opioid prescribing requirement would be either impossible or extremely difficult or burdensome to comply with. Read More


This is National Public Health Week

April 3 - 9 is National Public Health Week. Help the Maine Public Health Association and the American Public Health Association in the quest to make the USA the healthiest nation on earth by 2030. Read More


As Physician Well-being Falls, Rewards of Medicine Fade

Researchers found physicians who experience burnout are, indeed, less likely to view medicine as a calling, as measured by true-false responses to six survey items, including “I find my work rewarding,” “My work is one of the most important things in my life,” and “If I were financially secure, I would continue with my current line of work even if I were no longer paid.” Read More


The New AMA Code of Medical Ethics is now Available

The AMA has had a Code of Ethics in place since 1847. After a multi-year modernization project, the new Code is out and available. Read More


Legislative Task Force on Opioids to Meet on April 7 and April 21, 2017

The Legislature's Opioid Task Force, appointed two weeks ago, will meet for the first time on Friday, April 7 at the State House. Read More


April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month is a time to increase everyone’s awareness and knowledge of alcohol use and risks, treatment options and recovery. Read More


Health Reform: Website Will Help Patients, Physicians Take Action

The AMA gives physicians and patients a new way to advocate for health care reform.  See also, the MMA's new health care reform Statement. Read More


Hanley Centerís Health Leadership Development Course Application Period Is Now Open Through April 28th

Who in YOUR organization do you count on to skillfully lead through rapidly unfolding healthcare changes?  If they have not already been through the Hanley Center’s Health Leadership Development course, our Application Period is now open through April 28th.  Read More


CMS Urged to Adopt Regulatory Relief Related to Quality Reporting

AMA and MMA advocacy pushes for reduced likelihood of penalties under these programs in 2018.
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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

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. Featured this week will be the two "Death with Dignity" bills, along with the usual consideration of recently printed bills. Read More


Legislative Highlights of the Week

The Committee on Health and Human Services has begun public hearings at a fast pace, and LCRED held a series of hearings of interest to medicine. Read More


Save the Date! Physicians' Day at the Legislature, May 31st

It's a great opportunity to meet  and talk with your state senator and representative, and maybe even the Governor. Read More


UPCOMING EVENTS

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

This is the FREE American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry program that combines the completion of 3.75 hours of online training that provides background on the treatment of opioid dependence and substance use disorders and 4.25 hours of face-to-face/in-class instruction with Richard Fein, D.O. on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Read More


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

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Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Free Webinars on Monday, April 10 at noon and Thursday, April 27 at 7pm

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. Read More


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


Webinar: Cost of Care Introduction - Improving Patient Outcomes with Cost of Care Conversations in the Clinical Practice - April 18

Please join us as Rhonda Selvin, APRN, CNP and Kellie Slate Vitcavage take a deep dive into Cost of Care conversations and unveil the tools that support these conversations in the clinical workflow. Read More


Crafting your Financial Future - April 27

Join Baystate Financial, the MMAand Foulmouthed Brewing for an evening of microbrews, hors d'oeuvres, and financial planning information. 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


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 - Standish, ME

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 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


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


SALES - Regional Representative for Maine Rx Card

Maine Rx Card is seeking a part-time (opportunity to move up to full-time) employee to create awareness of the program through pharmacy and clinic relations, while increasing utilization of the program.  Read More


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