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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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Failure to Vaccinate Likely Cause of Measles Outbreaks

Measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, with cases since then originating outside the country and being brought into the U.S. by travelers. Since that time, localized outbreaks have occurred. Of the 1789 cases occurring between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2015 70% (1243) of the individuals infected were not vaccinated, with babies and toddlers having the least protection. Of the 13 outbreaks affecting more than 20 persons in that time period, 10 occurred between 2010 and 2015. During that same time, the number of cases originating outside the U.S. fell from 47 percent of all cases in 2001 to 15 percent in 2015.

MMR vaccination rates among Maine first graders are approximately 96%, while the rate of claimed exemptions is 4.1%. Several schools have first grade exemption rates of over 10%, with one school showing an 80% rate. Under Maine law exemptions may be claimed for medical, religious, or "philosophical" reasons.

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