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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

ACA "Skinny Repeal" Bill Fails in Senate; Sen. Collins Plays a Central Role

By a vote of 49-51, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the so-called "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. Three Republican Senators voted with 46 Democrats and 2 independents to kill the bill. Read More


MMA's 164th Annual Session September 8-10 at Bar Harbor

Deadline for special room rate is August 7th. Registration link is in the article. Read More


Maine DHHS Issues Clarifications to Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Rules

Last Friday (July 28) the Maine Department of Health and Human Services posted on its website two documents, “Electronic Prescribing Clarifications” and “Opioid Dispensing Clarifications.” They answer some questions and raise others.

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McKusick Lecture Welcomes Tufts Med/Maine Track Students

Dr. George Thibault delivered the 9th Annual McKusick Lecture to entering medical students in the Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Medical Center Program on Thursday, July 27th. Read More


Former MMA AGC Jessa Barnard Named Vermont Medical Society EVP

The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) has announced the appointment of Jessa Barnard, Esq., as its next executive vice president. Barnard will take over leadership of the state’s largest physician’s organization on Dec. 1st following the Nov. 30th retirement of Paul Harrington after 15 years of leading the Society.   Read More


Grace Period for Enforcement of E-prescribing Penalties Ends Tomorrow (August 1st)

The Department of Human Services  announced in late June that it would not enforce penalties for violations of the e-prescribing mandate which took effect on Saturday, July 1 until August 1, resulting in a 31 day grace period.  Read More


PMP Peer Reports Expected Soon

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


Poll: Most Americans Believe Federal Government Should Provide Health Coverage

If Americans don't want "Obamacare", what DO they want? A new AP-NORC poll sheds some light. Read More


2016 Open Payments Data Shows that 5.6% of Physicians Looked at their Data

The Medicare Open Payments program collects information about the payments drug and device companies make to physicians and teaching hospitals for things like travel, research, gifts, speaking fees and meals. Medicare publicly released calendar-year 2016 Open Payments data on June 30. Read More


Physicians Advocacy Institute Launches Free MACRA QPP Physician Education Initiative

The Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) has developed educational resources to help physician practices succeed under the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP), enacted as part of the MACRA law of 2015.
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Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 3-hour presentations in September

Registration is open for two 3-hour programs scheduled for September 19 in Augusta and September 27 in Caribou. Read More


2017 Mary F. Cushman Award Nominations Deadline extended to Friday, August 4th

Nominations for the 2017 Mary F. Cushman Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer are due by August 4. Read More


128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Report

House and Senate will reconvene on Wednesday, August 2nd, to consider any recent gubernatorial vetoes. Read More


State Budget Vote Report

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Call-in Program on MIPS and APM - 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


Early bird registration ends August 1 for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11

Don't miss your opportunity to save 20% off the cost of admission by registering today for the Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association's third annual symposium on improving healthcare value. Read More


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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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Medical Services

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice seeks a full-time Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy to oversee medical services in our home care, hospice, palliative and transitional healthcare programs. 
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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


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


Nurse Practitioner - Springvale, ME

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery.  Read More


Medical Board Physician

Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage additional physicians for the Medical Board.  Read More


Chief Medical Officer

The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for clinical strategy, initiatives and clinical innovation to improve member experience, quality and cost.
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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


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