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May 15, 2017

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Anthem Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Rejection of Proposed Anthem-Cigna Merger
Cigna Abandons Merger Efforts
MMA, Lown Institute and Colleagues Present "Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change" in Portsmouth, June 17
New England AMA Delegation Meets in Providence, R.I.
MIPS Web-interface and CAHPS for MIPS Registration Open Until June 30
Maine DHHS Now Accepting Applcations for Opioid Health Homes
Physician-focused Payment Models Recommended to Secretary Price
MMA Leadership Listening Session in Machias on May 22
Updates on Opioid Health Homes, Pharmacist-Provider Meetings & Opioid Task Force
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
Weekly MMA Legislative Committee Conference Call Information
Legislative Highlights of the Week
Save the Date! Physicians' Day at the Legislature, May 31st
L.D. 46 Eliminating Physician Exemption from Jury Duty Poses Threat to Physician Practices
UPCOMING EVENTS
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting - May 19-21
Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Free Webinars on May 24 and June 7
How Can I Choose Wisely? A Community Conversation on Healthcare Changes and Rising Costs June 8
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist - Full Time or Per Diem, Bridgton Hospital
Family Medicine Physician - Maine Medical Partners Primary Care - Standish, ME
Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine
Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME
DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME

 
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New England AMA Delegation Meets in Providence, R.I.

On Saturday, May 6, the New England Delegation to the AMA met in Providence, R.I., to consider proposed resolutions to present to the AMA House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting in June in Chicago. Attending from Maine were AMA delegate Maroulla Gleaton, M.D., MMA President and alternate AMA delegate Charles Pattavina, M.D. and EVP Gordon Smith. AMA delegate Richard Evans, M.D., who chairs the New England Delegation was unable to attend because of an illness in his family. 

Resolutions considered and receiving the two-thirds vote for endorsement of the delegation include the following:

  • Retail Prescription Bottle Label Privacy
  • Mandatory Public Health Reporting of Law-enforcement-Related Injuries and Deaths
  • Towards Eliminating ERISA State Preemption of Health Plan Liability
  • Policy and Economic Support for Early Child Care
  • Appropriate Placement of Transgender Prisoners
  • Protection of Clinician-Patient Privilege
  • Retail price of Drugs Displayed in Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising
  • Out of Network Care

The AMA House of Delegates will convene on Saturday, June 10 in Chicago.

 
 
 
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