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November 6, 2017

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

It's Election Day: VOTE Tuesday!

The Maine Medical Association urges all members and their families and colleagues to vote "YES" on Question 2, to expand access to health care across the State of Maine.

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President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Issues Recommendations

On Nov. 1, the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued its report to the President containing fifty-six recommendations in its 138 page report.  The recommendations range from development of a national curriculum and standard of care for opioid prescribing and model statutes, regulations and policies on informed consent to designing and implementation of a national multi-platform media campaign addressing the hazards of substance use, the danger of opioids and stigma.

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New Report Reveals Health Insurance Markets "Highly Concentrated"

Consolidation has caused a lack of competition among commercial health plans that leads to higher premiums for consumers and lower payment for physician services.  

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MHDO Updates Comparemaine.org Website

The Maine Health Data Organization has updated its price comparison website to add more information on additional procedures.

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Webinars on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 12/5 & 12/13

Quality Counts 1-hour webinars presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 13 from 12-1 pm.

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Health Insurance Marketplace 2018 Open Enrollment began on November 1

The Open Enrollment Period for 2018 will end on December 15. Enrollment assistance is available at locations around Maine.

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November is National Diabetes Month

Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day.

 

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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

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


SAVE THE DATE: MMA Legislative Committee Meets December 11th to Prepare for Next Legislative Session

The MMA Legislative Committee Co-Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. invite you to participate in the MMA's legislative advocacy work.  The MMA Legislative Committee will hold an organizational meeting for the Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Monday, December 11th from 6 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m.  Please plan to attend and RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at slepoff@mainemed.com. Read More


Veto of Marijuana Bill Upheld in House

By a vote of 74 in favor and 62 against, the Maine House of Representatives sustained Governor LePage's veto of the enabling legislation for legalization of recreational marijuana.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Turquoise & Tapas With the Lung Association November 9th

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


AMA Webinar November 15th: Diabetes Care Begins With Diabetes Prevention

When you know better, you do better, so awareness is key. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and it's critical that people know their risk for diabetes.

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Emerging Technologies - Advances in Diagnosis & Laboratory Testing: Annual Conference November 15 in Augusta

Maine CDC, Division of Disease Control, DHHS Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 15, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center.  Topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases, immunizations, and emerging technology. Read More


Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: November 18 at EMMC

Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor has scheduled a presentation of Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety on Saturday, November 18 at 8am. Read More


Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

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


New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Chief Executive Officer

Health Access Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Lincoln, Maine, is seeking a dynamic seasoned leader to provide overall direction and administration of health center operations, assuring the center and staff meets the goals and objectives of the health center’s mission. 
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Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader

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


BC/BE Physician - C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital

C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital seeks a BC/BE physician to join their Emergency Department/Hospitalist team.  Current members of the team are Board Certified in Family Medicine and/or Emergency Medicine, but any combination of relevant training and experience will be considered. Read More


VA Psychiatrist

VA Maine taking care of those who have served. We are seeking a Psychiatrist to join our VA team.
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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.
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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


Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center

Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice.  Read More


Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician

Sacopee Valley 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


Outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with Central Maine Heart Associates in Auburn, Maine

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


Palliative Care Provider

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


Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME

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


Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME

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


Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician! Read More


DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME

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


Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME

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


Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  Read More


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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


Anesthesiologist - Augusta/Waterville

Kennebec Anesthesia Associates PA seeks an Anesthesiologist to work in Augusta and Waterville, Maine. Read More


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