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June 12, 2017

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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

Don't miss this important conference this Saturday, June 17, 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 practitioners from across Northern New England. Thomas Bodenheimer, M.D., MPH of the UCSF School of Medicine and Eric Campbell, Ph.D. of the Harvard Medical School are the keynote speakers.

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MMA Files Comments on Licensing Board Rules on Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain

On June 1, MMA filed comments with the Board of Licensure in Medicine on proposed Rule, Chapter 21, Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain. The proposal was prepared jointly by five licensing boards representing prescribers including Physicians, PAs, Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists and Dentists. Read More


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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Report on MMA Board of Directors Meeting June 7

The 26 member MMA Board of Directors met last Wednesday, June 7, and considered several contentious issues including the Death with Dignity Act and the state's proposed 1115 waiver application. Read More


FDA Requests Halt to Opana® ER Sales

The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove Opana® ER from the market because of its high potential for abuse. Read More


Fewer Adults Using Tanning Beds

Dermatology study shows a one-third decrease in adult use of tanning beds. Concerns remain over use by children. Read More


Is Your Staff Checking BP Correctly?

In a recent study, only one of 159 medical students used the proper procedure to check blood pressure of a 50-year-old new to the practice. Do you know the correct method?


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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 Webinar on 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


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


16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 15-17

Spread the word across the country!  The Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be presenting the 16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine September 15-17, 2017!   Read More


Patient Safety Academy - September 29

Join us for the 8th Annual Patient Safety Academy!  This day-long event is open to anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities. 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


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


Hospitalist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Read More


Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologistto join an established Gastroenterologypractice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners. Read More


Ophthalmologist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Ophthalmologistto join an established, comprehensive practice with locations in Bath and Brunswick, Maine. Read More


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