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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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

Governor Paul R. LePage will join MMA members and their guests at the opening reception on Friday evening.  Please come for the conversation with Governor LePage and stay for a discussion of MMA's position on physician-assisted death scheduled for the General Membership meeting on Saturday morning, panel discussions on professionalism and advocacy, several specialty society meetings, and the many recreational opportunities on beautiful Mt. Desert Island!  Please see the registration link below. Read More


Customizable MIPS Tool Helps Physicians Build QPP Strategy

The AMA continues to develop and refine resources to help you understand CMS' new Quality Payment Program (QPP). Read More


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 (MeHAF). 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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Congressional Agenda for September is Full

The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health care reform are among a number of challenging issues facing the Congress in a September with relatively few legislative days. 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


See Clarifications to Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Rules from Maine DHHS

On Friday, July 28th, the Maine Department of Health & Human Services posted on its website two documents, “Electronic Prescribing Clarifications” and “Opioid Dispensing Clarifications.”

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Thanks to MMA Members for Feedback on DHHS Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver Application

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


See the Joint Letter to ABMS and its Boards on "Maintenance of Certification"

As mentioned last week, ABMS "Maintenance of Certification" continues to be a controversial subject throughout the federation of medicine.  See below a link to a letter to the ABMS on which MMA joined numerous other physician organizations. Read More




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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

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




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UPCOMING EVENTS

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


A Meeting to Discuss Drug Rescue and Redispensing - September 15

Maine clinicians are invited to join hospital and nursing home professionals in planning for the rescue and subsequent redispensing to needy Mainers of those still-usable prescription drugs routinely destroyed by nursing homes and other institutions. 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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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


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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Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator to serve as the physician leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center and as Associate Medical Director over both the Portland Family Medicine Center and the Falmouth Primary Care Practice.   Read More


Physician - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader 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


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


Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant at Digital Health Company

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will serve an invaluable role to ensure our patients are connected with care in an expeditious and clinically appropriate manner. Read More




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