October 16, 2017

In This Issue
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
Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
Legislature to Convene for Special Session October 23rd
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
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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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Webinars on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12-1 pm: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Part 1: The Genesis of the Opioid Crisis: “How We Got Here” and Opioid Basics: MMEs & Tapering, with Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH,  Register via Zoom

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 12-1 pm: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Part 2: Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain and Harm Reduction: Naloxone & MAT,   with Erika Pierce, PA-C, MMSc; Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH Register via Zoom

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017, 12-1 pm: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Part 3: Communication Skills & Difficult Conversations/Behavioral Health Integration and Non-opioid/Non-pharm Treatments for acute & chronic pain with Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH Register via Zoom

Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  In 2017 MICIS has 6 clinical modules on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety, with two modules covered in each webinar in this 3-webinar series.  These modules are standalone topics and attendees can register for any or all of these webinars. This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 1 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirements for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and Maine’s recent legislation to address the opioid drug abuse crisis.  Attendees should only claim credit for the hours they attend. 

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