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August 14, 2017

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President Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency; Legislature's Opioid Crisis Task Force Meets Wed.

Reversing earlier statements by his administration, President Donald Trump this past week stated his intention to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. On this coming Wednesday, the Maine Legislature's Task Force on the Opioid Crisis will break into three work groups and review the recommendations of the Maine Opiate Collaborative. 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

MMA Joins National Specialty Societies and State Medical Societies in Letter to ABMS and its Boards re MOC

Maintenance of Board Certification continues to be a controversial subject throughout the federation of medicine. This week, MMA joins many other national and state medical organizations in communicating to the American Board of Medical Specialties and its boards outlining the problems associated with MOC and requesting a joint meeting in December, 2017. Read More

Maine DHHS Issues Clarifications to Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Rules (Modified)

On 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 have been updated in response to this article in last week's Weekly Update.

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MMA Senior Section to Meet on Wednesday, August 23 at MMA

MMA's Senior Section will have its summer luncheon meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd. The speaker will be Barbara Leonard, President of the Maine Health Access Foundation. Read More

Edward B. Gilmore, M.D. Honored at MDI Hospital for Half Century of Service

On August 7, Mount Desert Island Hospital celebrated both its 120th Anniversary and honored Edward Gilmore, M.D., MACP who recently retired after 47 years of dedicated service to the island and its inhabitants. MMA was privileged to be a part of this special evening.

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DHHS 1115 Waiver Application is Filed and MMA is seeking Member Comments

In its application for a Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver, the Department of Health and Human Services made substantial changes to its draft application which was the subject of public comments earlier this year.   Read More

National Health Center Week Celebrated August 13 - 19th

National Health Center Week will be celebrated this week with the theme "Celebrating America's Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities". Congratulations and a huge thank you to all of our Health Centers and their staffs that serve over 25 million Americans at more than 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states. Read More

Bureau of Insurance Approves Rate Increases for Health Plans Offering Plans on the ACA Exchange

The Maine Bureau of Insurance this past week approved premium increases for 2018 ranging from 17.5 to 27.1% for the three Health Plans offering products in the Exchange.  Read More

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

Hornby Zeller Conducting Interviews on PMP and Prescribing Practices

If you are a prescriber in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Somerset or Washington Counties, Hornby Zeller Associates would like to interview you this month about PMP use, education and perceptions of prescription drug misuse.

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Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns

The Maine Legislature is in recess at present. Should they return for a special session in the fall of 2017, the Weekly Update will feature articles concerning that work. Otherwise, legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018. Read More


Open House at Grand Rounds, A Health Tech Company - August 17

 You are cordially invited to our open house!  As a digital health company new to Lewiston, we are inviting experienced clinicians to our new office on Thursday, August 17th, and we are excited for the opportunity to meet you there.

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Call-in Program on MIPS and APM - August 30

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

AMA Physician Leadership Webinar September 12

A physician leadership webinar specifically for women physicians. 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

150 tickets left for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11

Register now 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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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

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

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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