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October 16, 2017

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Perinatal Quality Conference This Saturday
MMA Announces Support for ACA Medicaid Expansion Ballot Question 2
New Laws Effective Nov. 1, 2017
New CEO for PCHC
Failure to Vaccinate Likely Cause of Measles Outbreaks
Free Personalized Assistance to Help You Prepare for Quality Payment Program
Webinars on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety
Brief Survey for Pediatric, Family Providers
CMS Releases PQRS and VM Reports
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
Legislature to Convene for Special Session October 23rd
UPCOMING EVENTS
Maine Concussion Management Initiative Training October 17th
University of New England Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop October 28th
Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 3-hour presentation in Wells on November 1
9th Canadian Conference on Dementia - November 2-4, 2017
Turquoise & Tapas With the Lung Association November 9th
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: October 25 & November 18 at EMMC
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Chief Executive Officer
BE/BC Family Practitioner - Lewiston, ME
Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer
Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
Outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with Central Maine Heart Associates in Auburn, Maine
Palliative Care Provider
Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME
Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME
Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME
DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
Outpatient Opportunities Loan Repayment, Sign-On & Relocation
Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 3-hour presentation in Wells on November 1

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Wednesday, November 1, 5:00 – 8:30 pm at Village By The Sea, Wells

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, JD, RN 

FREE program - advanced registration is required.

This 3-hour education session will feature an update on Chapter 488 and clinical content with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective, and will include “blitz” didactics, multi-media components, case-based studies and small group discussions. Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS), a program of the Maine Medical Association.

 The topics covered at this session will be:

  • The Genesis of the Opioid Crisis: “How We Got Here”

  • Opioid Basics: MMEs & Tapering

  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements for Opioid Prescribers

  • Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain

  • Harm Reduction: Naloxone & MAT 

This MICIS presentation activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s recent legislation to address the opioid drug abuse crisis.

 

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