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July 3, 2017

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
State Budget Agreement Reportedly Reached
DHHS Announces 31 Day Grace Period for Enforcement of E-prescribing Penalties
Board of Licensure in Medicine Proposes Changes to Chapter 1 Rules
Vote is Delayed on U.S. Senate "Better Care Reconciliation Act"
Loan and Trust Committee Approves $515.000 in Loans to Medical Students from Maine
AMA Launches Opioid Education Microsite
MMA Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, July 10, 2017
Nominations for the 2017 Mary F. Cushman Award Due By August 1
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Highlights of the Week
Physicians Lose Jury Duty Exemption
Legislature Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21
UPCOMING EVENTS
Opioid Prescribing Presentation: Wednesday, July 19 from 5-8:30pm in Auburn
16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 15-17
Patient Safety Academy - September 29
Register Now for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
Call-in Program on MIPS and APM
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, 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
Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader - Portland, ME
Family Medicine - Windham, ME
Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Wanted
Physician - Lubec, ME
Nurse Practitioner - Swift River Family Medicine - Rumford, ME
Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Bridgton, ME
Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME
Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME
Ophthalmologist - Brunswick, ME
Family Nurse Practitioner - Sacopee Valley Health Center
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician Livermore Falls, ME
Internal Medicine Physician - Bangor, ME

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Opioid Prescribing Presentation: Wednesday, July 19 from 5-8:30pm in Auburn

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch

Program 5:00-8:30pm, check in begins at 4:30pm

Free - Advanced Registration Required

Registration and Additional Information

This 3-hour education session will feature an update on Chapter 488 and clinical content with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective, and will include “blitz” didactics, multi-media components, case-based studies and small group discussions.  The topics covered at this session will be:

  • The Genesis of the Opioid Crisis: “How We Got Here”
  • Opioid Basics:  MMEs & Tapering
  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements for Opioid Prescribers
  • Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain
  • Harm Reduction: Naloxone & MAT

This MICIS presentation activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s recent legislation to address the opioid drug abuse crisis.  Attendees should only claim credit for the hours they attend. 

Presenters: Erika Pierce MMSc., PA-C; Gordon Smith, Esq.; Stephen Hull, MD; Peter Leighton, MD

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association.

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