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July 17, 2017

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The Latest on the Senate Republican Health Care Proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has established Friday, July 21 as a tentative deadline for deciding whether the votes are present to pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act. No vote will be held this week because of the absence of Senator John McCain who is at his home in Arizona recovering from a recent craniotomy for removal of a blood clot above his left eye. Read More

Maine Quality Counts Taps Larry Clifford as Executive Director

Mr. Clifford comes from Penobscot Community Health Care to follow founding Executive Director Lisa Letourneau, M.D., M.P.H. Read More

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

The Department of Human Services recently 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

Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Webinar on Wednesday, July 19 12pm

Join the Maine Medical Association and DrFirst to learn how you can become compliant with the e-prescribing law now that a 31-day grace period has been granted.  Penalties will now be assessed on August 1, 2017. Read More

PMP Peer Reports Expected Soon

The Maine PMP expects to begin issuing peer reports to opioid prescribers in August. 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

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

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

Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More

Many Physicians, Still Fuzzy on Details, Feel Unprepared for QPP

 See results of recent physician survey conducted by the AMA and KPMG. Read More

MMA Annual Golf Tournament

A number of physician members and MMA corporate affiliates got together at the Augusta Country Club (in Maine, not Georgia) for this year's MMA Golf Tournament on July 10.  The proceeds from the annual tournament benefit the medical student scholarship fund within the Maine Medical Education Trust.

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Legislative Report

The Appropriations Committee met twice to clear bills from the "Special Appropriations Table" and to vote on several bond issues. Read More

State Budget Vote Report

In case you missed our report on the State budget vote, here it is again. Read More


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

Call-in Program on MIPS and APM - July 26, August 9 & August 30

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

New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult.  Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have a lot of questions and concerns.


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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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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

Family Medicine Physician - Scarborough, ME

Maine Medical Partners is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in Scarborough, Maine. Read More

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