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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA Board Withdraws Opposition to Death with Dignity Legislation

As has been reported by the media today, MMA's Board of Directors voted last week to withdraw its opposition to L.D. 347, An Act to Support Death with Dignity and to take a position of neutrality on the pending legislation. The Board also voted to appoint an ad hoc task force to prepare a White Paper on the issue to take to the membership at the Annual Meeting on September 9. Read More


Appeals Court Upholds Rejection of Proposed Anthem-Cigna Merger

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a lower court ruling halting the proposed $54 billion mega insurance merger between Anthem and Cigna. The decision was seen as a victory for both patients and physicians. 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


Watch for the Upcoming Issue of Maine Medicine Arriving this Week

MMA members and practice managers should watch for the upcoming issue of Maine Medicine which will be mailed this week. Included as an insert is the registration material for MMA's 164th Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor Sept. 8-10, 2017 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 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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Physician-focused Payment Models Recommended to Secretary Price

Group recommends that Secretary Price approve two proposals: Project Sonar and the Episode Grouper for Medicare. Learn more here!
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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

Read what happened this past week in the HHS Committee and in the meningococcal vaccine rule hearing. 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

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


Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Free Webinars on May 10, May 24, and June 7

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


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 - REGISTER NOW! Read More


How Can I Choose Wisely? A Community Conversation on Healthcare Changes and Rising Costs June 8

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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


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


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


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