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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

American Health Care Act Leaves 23 Million without Coverage including 117,000 in Maine

On Wednesday, May 24, the Congressional Budget Office released its much anticipated scoring of the AHCA and projected that 23 million more Americans would be uninsured in 2026 than under current law. Two days later the Center for American Progress estimated that 117,000 Mainers would be among those losing coverage. Read More


HHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew Resigns Effective May 26; Deputy Commissioner Ricker Hamilton Named Interim Commissioner

After more than six years serving as Commissioner of the largest Department in state government,  HHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew resigned this past week. While there is widespread speculation that she has resigned to begin a campaign for Governor, she did not address such speculation in her statements last week. Read More


MMA Salutes Physicians of Washington County at May 22 Listening Session

One week ago, on May 22, MMA leaders and staff recognized MMA members in Washington County at a Listening Session at the iconic Helen's restaurant in Machias.   Read More


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

Don't miss this important conference! 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!
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AMA Reaffirms Principles on Health-System Reform Legislation to Senate Leaders

The AMA has reaffirmed its position on changes to the Affordable Care Act. 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


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


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


Call Your Legislators: 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

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


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

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National Medicare Education Program June 28

Save the date, June 28th, for a CMS Medicare webinar. 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


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


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