If this page doesn't display properly in your email, go to: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/mainemed/issues/2017-05-15/email.html
header
May 15, 2017

 
Search Back Issues
Print-Friendly Newsletter
Forward to a Friend




 



Follow Us:

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Anthem Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Rejection of Proposed Anthem-Cigna Merger

Last week Anthem announced that it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upholding of 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


Cigna Abandons Merger Efforts

On May 12th, Anthem announced that it is putting an end to its efforts to merge with Cigna. This announcement is being hailed as a victory for physicians and patients alike. Read More


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

Early bird registration rate available through Friday, May 19. Read More


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

AMA delegates from New England met together in Providence, RI on Saturday to discuss resolutions that will be presented to the AMA House of Delegates in June. 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


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.   
Read More


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!
Read More


MMA Leadership Listening Session in Machias on May 22

Read More


Updates on Opioid Health Homes, Pharmacist-Provider Meetings & Opioid Task Force

MaineCare's new Opioid Health Home (OHH) program has begun accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for the designation. Contact information is contained in the article. Read More


Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN) Read More


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 Maine Legislature: hearings, work sessions and more. 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

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

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


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


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

Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME

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 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


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


To ensure delivery of Maine Medicine Weekly Update,
please add 'info@mainemed.com' to your email address book or Safe Sender List.
If you are still having problems receiving our communications,
see our white-listing page for more details: http://www.commpartners.com/website/white-listing.htm


Unsubscribe here

For more information or to contact us directly, please visit www.mainemed.com | ©2017