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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Opioid Prescriptions in Maine Decline 21.5%

Data released last week showed that the number of opioid prescriptions in Maine declined 21.5% between 2013 and 2016. This reduction in the number of prescriptions was the 4th largest decline of the fifty states. Every state saw a reduction in some amount. Read More


MMA, Lown Institute and Colleagues Present Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change, in Portsmouth, June 17

Join your professional colleagues at a day-long conference on the topic of professionalism on Saturday, June 17 in Portsmouth. Read More


Sentinel Event Reports Increase in Maine

Healthcare facilities in the state reported 234 sentinel events in 2016, according to a recent report released by the state.  Read More


Dr. Murthy Removed as Surgeon General

Vivek Murthy has been removed from his position as U.S. Surgeon General. 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


MIPS Web-interface and CAHPS for MIPS Registration Open Until June 30

See guidance for group practices that intend to use the CMS Web Interface or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) survey to meet 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) requirements. Read More


May is Lyme Disease Month

A message and resource list for physicians from the Maine CDC about Lyme disease: help your patients to protect themselves. Read More


Maine Rates Tops in Leapfrog Safety Report

 Maine is the only state in the nation which has remained in the top five states in the percentage of A graded hospitals every year since the inception of the Safety Grade program in 2012. 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 find that the electronic opioid prescribing requirement would be either impossible or extremely difficult or burdensome to comply with. Read More


Learn How You Can Be Ready for the ERx Mandate Effective on July 1st: Webinar Thursday, April 27 at 7pm

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Maine DHHS Now Accepting Applcations for Opioid Health Homes

MaineCare's new Opioid Health Home (OHH) program has begun accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for the designation.   
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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. In addition to discussing newly printed bills, MMA staff will report on the status of bills which have come up for public hearing or work session. Read More


Legislative Highlights of the Week

As the outdoor temperatures begin to rise, the legislative action heats up. Read what happened this past week in the HHS and LCRED committees. Read More


Amendments Expected to Opioid Prescribing Law Following Public Hearing

This past Thursday, the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee heard seven hours of testimony related to the opioid prescribing law and its accompanying rule. 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


L.D. 46 Eliminating Physician Exemption from Jury Duty Poses Threat to Physician Practices

In an ironic but dangerous twist, legislation to add nurse practitioners to the list of individuals exempt from jury duty has resulted in a near unanimous recommendation from the Judiciary Committee to eliminate all the current exemptions, including the exemption for physicians and dentists in active practice. Read More


UPCOMING EVENTS

Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Free Webinar on 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


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


MPHP Medical Professionals Conference - May 5

MPHP Medical Professionals Conference - May 5th, 2017. Make plans to participate in a valuable discussion on the impact substance use illnesses, mental health illness, stress and depression are having on heath practitioners’ safety, focus, decision-making, and job satisfaction.
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Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Spring Meeting May 6-7

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - May 6 & 7, 2017 Read More


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

SAVE THE DATE - May 19-21, 2017 - REGISTER NOW! Read More


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

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, May 12th Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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


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


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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