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September 18, 2017

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MMA President Dr. Charles Pattavina



MMA President-elect Dr. Robert Schlager

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MMA Submits Comments on State's 1115 Medicaid Waiver Application

Late last week, MMA submitted comments to the federal Department of Health and Human Services objecting to several aspects of the state's 1115 waiver application which, if approved, would impact MaineCare enrollees in a number of ways.

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American College of Physicians, Maine Chapter Presents 2017 Laureate Award to Christopher Wellins, M.D., FACP

On Saturday evening, Sept. 16, the Maine Chapter of the American College of Physicians awarded its 2017 Laureate Award to Christopher A. Wellins, M.D., FACP.

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New England AMA Delegation and Council of State Medical Societies to Meet in Waltham Saturday

The AMA delegation from all six New England States and the New England Council of State Medical Societies will meet this Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Massachusetts Medical Society  offices in Waltham, MA.

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Attorney General Janet Mills Releases Overdose Numbers for First Half of 2017

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills last week released statistics on drug overdoses during the fist half of the current year. Between January and the end of June, 2017, 185 deaths were caused by a drug overdose, with 84% caused by an opioid.  

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CAHC Executive Director Emily Brostek Leaving

Emily Brostek, executive director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care, has announced her intention to resign from her post with the health care advocacy organization after three years at the helm, effective November 3rd.

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ACA Medicaid Expansion Tied to Earlier Cancer Care for the Poor

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that cancer is diagnosed earlier in states that have expanded Medicaid.

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Senate Republicans Reviving Effort to Repeal ACA by End of September

Republicans in the US Senate are gearing up for one more charge at the ACA.

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Sept 19 in Augusta, Sept 27 in Caribou: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Three-hour presentations this Tuesday, September 19 at the Augusta Civic Center and next Wednesday, September 27 at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center.

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MMA & Maine Health Management Coalition Symposium on October 11 in Portland

Three weeks until the 3rd Annual Symposium on Wednesday, October 11 at USM's Abromson Center in Portland.

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Maine Rx Card Available to Help Patients With Uninsured Drug Costs

The Maine Rx Card is a discount card that can be used in a number of pharmacies around the country for drug costs not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.

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Photos from the Annual Session

Here is a sampling of photos from the 2017 Annual Session, starting with President Charles Pattavina and his wife, Katie. For more photos, click through.


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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 (which the Governor has said will happen), the Weekly Update will feature articles concerning aspects of that work of interest to medicine. Otherwise, legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018. 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

5th Annual Health Care for Maine Conference on September 26

Early bird registration ends September 1st. Read More

Maine Concussion Management Initiative Training October 17th

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2017 on October 17 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. Read More

Join the Caring for ME Clinician Leadership Program

QC is recruiting clinical leaders to build leadership skills and discuss innovative approaches to address the opioid crisis in Maine.

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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


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

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 - 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

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

Home Care Director (Nurse Manager RN BSN) - Farmingdale

J. Gaudet Associates is working closely with Home Care for Maine (Farmingdale) to manage its search for a Home Care Director. 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

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

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

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

Exciting Physician Openings - Loan Repayment, Sign On & Relocation Bonus

Live and Work in Coastal Maine! Choose the right fit from 3 distinct Outpatient Opportunities in Machias and Jonesport. 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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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