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October 16, 2017
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Perinatal Quality Conference This Saturday
The Maine Home Birth Collaborative, of which the MMA is an integral part, is sponsoring a symposium on perinatal quality that will be of interest to physicians, nurses, midwives, and all health care providers involved in prenatal, postnatal, and perinatal care.
MMA President Charles F. Pattavina, M.D. announced the organization's support at a press conference hosted by the Portland Community Health Center last Wednesday morning, October 11th.
Penobscot Community Health Center has named Lori Dwyer, Esq. as its next president and chief executive officer.
A research letter from researchers at the U.S. CDC, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports a likelihood that measles outbreaks in the US are causally related to a failure of parents to have their children vaccinated against the disease.
Join us on November 2 at the MMA for light refreshments and personalized assistance to help you develop your strategy for successful MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) implementation in your practice. Register Now
Upcoming Caring for ME Webinars on October 31, December 5 & December 13 presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS)
The Maine AAP has a small grant from the developmental disabilities council to survey pediatric providers about how they are managing transition of care for children with developmental disabilities, kids with chronic health problems and kids in general from pediatric specialists to adult specialty care.
Physicians who want to contest potential payment penalties associated with the 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and/or the Value Modifier (VM) have until Dec. 1, 2017, to request an informal review of their data. The penalties in question stem from policies in effect prior to enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). However, CMS has proposed some revisions intended to lessen the impact of prior policies and has based its calculation of related payment adjustments on these more lenient proposals.
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
The Special Session is due to begin on Monday, October 23rd. 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
The University of New England’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation is pleased to announce an opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication assisted treatment (MAT) workshop.
Registration is open for the November 1 presentation at Village By The Sea in Wells, Maine.
Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) is a biennial national conference
dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical
care. Over 2 and half days participants will engage with eminent
researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia. Read More
The American Lung Association invites all to join them in honoring Senator Susan Collins and local Lung Force Hero Lisa Eid Thursday, November 9th, at Cellardoor at The Point in Portland beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read More
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
Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.
Chief Executive Officer
The CEO is the primary liaison to MPCA’s Board. S/he also sets MPCA business development, member relations, and staff performance expectations.
BE/BC Family Practitioner - Lewiston, ME
Central Maine Medical Center, a growing
regional referral center in Lewiston, is looking for a BE/BC Family
Practitioner to join their expanding practice. Read More
Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family
Practice Physician for our multi-service,
progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved
area. Read More
Central Maine Medical
Center, a 250-bed hospital with a 440 provider well-established medical group,
seeks an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to support the recently created transitions of care
heart failure clinic. Read More
Mid Coast Hospital is searching for a part-time (20
hours/week) Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Palliative
Care Program. Read More
Mid Coast Medical Group is
seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join an established Gastroenterology practice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners. Read More
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
Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a
Family Medicine Physician! Read More
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
Live and Work in Coastal
Maine! Choose the right fit from 3 Outpatient Opportunities in Machias
and Jonesport. Read More
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
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
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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