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June 5, 2017

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Physicians' Day a Success!

At least 35 physicians, along with a few medical students and Physician Assistants were present in the halls of the State House for this year's Physicians' Day at the Legislature. 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 which is intended to focus attention on many of the stresses in medicine today.  This program, put together with the assistance of the well-known Lown Institute in Brookline, MA, will bring together physicians, physician assistants and nurse practices from across Northern New England. Read More


MMA Board of Directors to Meet on Wednesday, June 7

The 25 member MMA Board of Directors will meet on this coming Wednesday, June 7 at 4:00pm for a regularly scheduled meeting at MMA offices in Manchester. Priority topics include the Task Force being established to review MMA's position on the Death with Dignity legislation and other legislative topics of concern and significance. Read More


Harvard Pilgrim Seeks 39.7% Premium Increase in the ACA Marketplace, Smaller Increases Sought by Anthem and CHO

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care announced Friday (June 2) that it would be requesting an average premium increase of 39.7% for individual plans in the ACA Marketplace for 2018. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is seeking a 21.2% increase, and Community Health Options is looking for a 19.6% increase. Read More


Physician-Owned Practices Dip Below 50 Percent

For the first time, fewer than 50% of medical practices are physician-owned. Read More


U.S. Senate Deliberates on Health-System Reform Legislation

The U.S. Senate will focus on the AHCA in the health care reform debate, probably for the next several months.
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CMS Releases New Resources to Help Clinicians Successfully Participate in QPP

See also "CAHPS for MIPS" conditionally approved survey vendor list.
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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 Maine Legislature: floor votes in the House and Senate, budget negotiations, and more. 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


Time is Running Out...Will You Be Compliant on July 1st With The New E-Prescribing Mandate? Free Webinars on June 7 & June 14

With the e-prescribing mandate quickly approaching on July 1st, the Maine Medical Association wants to support our members with the information you need to be prepared to comply with this important step in the fight against opioid abuse.  Read More


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

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June 20 Webinar: Recognizing When Patients Have Concerns About the Cost of Their Health Care

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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


Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader - Portland, ME

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-leader to serve as practice leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center.  Read More


Family Medicine - Windham, ME

Maine Medical Partners Lakes Region Primary Care is seeking an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics or Family Medicine trained physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in Windham, just outside the greater Portland, Maine area.  Outpatient call only, with no attendance at deliveries or hospital call required.
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Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Wanted

Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant wanted to join rural health clinic practice located in beautiful coastal DownEast Maine.  Seeking FNP or PA with experience treating acute and chronic illnesses for patients of all ages. Read More


Physician - Lubec, ME

Regional Medical Center at Lubec seeks a physician willing to lead and expand our Medication Assisted Treatment services program.  Read More


Nurse Practitioner - Swift River Family Medicine - Rumford, ME

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary healthcare to patients and families of all ages, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and counseling. Read More


Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Bridgton, ME

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


UNE Graduates First Class of Dentists

Sixty-two students received the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.D.M.) degree. Read More


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