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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

State Budget Agreement Reportedly Reached

As of this writing (July 3, 11:50 p.m.), it appears that a budget deal has been struck by the parties, including all caucuses of the Legislature and the Governor. While more detail will be forthcoming in next week’s Weekly Update, we can give you some of our understanding after the link. Read More


DHHS Announces 31 Day Grace Period for Enforcement of E-prescribing Penalties

The Department of Human Services last week announced that it would not enforce penalties for violations of the e-prescribing mandate which took effect on Saturday, July 1. MMA had asked for a delay given the state shut down and some of the confusion regarding what was covered by the mandate and what was not.  Read More


Board of Licensure in Medicine Proposes Changes to Chapter 1 Rules

The Maine Board of  Licensure in Medicine has proposed to repeal and replace existing Rule Chapter 1 which  governs a number of administrative functions at the Board. Deadline for comments on the proposed changes is 5:00 p.m. July 14, 2017. Read More


Vote is Delayed on U.S. Senate "Better Care Reconciliation Act"

With objections coming from both ends of the political spectrum, Senate Republican leadership has delayed its expected vote on the proposal.   Read More


Loan and Trust Committee Approves $515.000 in Loans to Medical Students from Maine

MMA's  Loan and Trust Committee met this past week and approved over half a million dollars in loans to medical students from Maine. These funds are available from the Maine Medical Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation established by the Maine Medical Association in 1962. Read More


AMA Launches Opioid Education Microsite

As part of its continued advocacy efforts to help reverse the nation's opioid epidemic, the AMA last week launched a microsite focused on providing physicians with state- and specialty-specific education and training resources. Read More


MMA Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, July 10, 2017

Registration is still available for MMA's Annual Benefit Golf Tournament. Read More


Nominations for the 2017 Mary F. Cushman Award Due By August 1

 Nominations for the 2017 Mary F. Cushman Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer are due by Tuesday, August 1st. Read More


128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

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


Physicians Lose Jury Duty Exemption

By a vote of 26-9 the Maine Senate passed a bill that will now require physicians, attorneys, and others (except the Governor and active duty military personnel) to serve on juries. LD 46 passed the House without a roll call. Read further to see the nine senators who supported Maine's physicians on this issue. Read More


Legislature Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

In a major victory for public health and disease prevention, the Maine House and Senate voted overwhelmingly this week to raise the age for tobacco purchase to 21.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

 3-hour presentation from 5:00-8:30pm in Auburn, presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) 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


Register Now for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11

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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


Call-in Program on MIPS and APM

Feel like you are muddling through MACRA? Attend QPP open call sessions with the New England QIN-QIO. 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, ME

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, ME

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, ME

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


Family Nurse Practitioner - Sacopee Valley Health Center

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a full-time Family Nurse Practitioner to join our provider team.  SVHC is a multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located between Portland, Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Read More


BC/BE Family Medicine Physician Livermore Falls, ME

Western Maine Family Health Center seeks a BC/BE Family Practice physician to join three nurse practitioners and a clinical social worker upon the retirement of a long-term physician. Read More


Internal Medicine Physician - Bangor, ME

St. Joseph Hospital, in Bangor, has a full time opening in our Internal Medicine group (for Ambulatory only practice). Read More


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