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October 23, 2017

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Patients Pay for Ending Cost-sharing Reduction Payments
Less Wealth Means Greater Disability, Shorter Life
Congress Continues CHIP Negotiations
Free Personalized Assistance to Help You Prepare for Quality Payment Program
MMA Senior Section Meets Wednesday, Topic is Mental Health Services with AMHI Consent Decree Court Master
AMA Outlines Next Steps for Health Reform
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
Hamilton Confirmed as DHHS Commissioner
Rep. Stanley Proposes Bill on Closure of Hospital Services
SAVE THE DATE: MMA Legislative Committee Meets December 11th to Prepare for Next Legislative Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
University of New England Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop October 28th
York County Drug Takeback Day 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
Emerging Technologies - Advances in Diagnosis & Laboratory Testing: Annual Conference November 15 in Augusta
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
BC/BE Physician - C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital
VA Psychiatrist
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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UPCOMING EVENTS

University of New England Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop October 28th

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: Breakfast and registration 8:00 – 9:00am. Program will 9:00 - 3:00 with lunch provided.

Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland Campus, 772 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME

Cost: Free (paid for by a federal grant and UNE funds)

This workshop will host experts discussing the current climate in Maine concerning the opioid epidemic and its impact on the state. Attendees will gain knowledge in areas including OUD diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and emphasizing MAT. This event is free and open to all health professions. Continuing education credits of at least 5 credit hours will be offered, including fulfilling 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.

Register here if you are a UNE student or employee.

Register here if you are not a UNE student or employee.

For more information regarding speakers and continuing education credits, please visit the registration page.

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