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November 13, 2017

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AMA Launches Multi-State Effort to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes; Partners with MMA on Initiative

As National Diabetes Awareness Month gets underway, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced on Thursday, 11/9, a multi-state effort aimed at reducing the incidence of type 2 diabetes nationwide. Building off of its initial work to prevent new cases of type 2 diabetes in California, Michigan and South Carolina, the AMA is launching similar statewide efforts in eight additional states (including Maine) to help reach more of the 84 million American adults who unknowingly live with prediabetes —the precursor to type 2 diabetes.

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AMA House of Delegates Convenes for Interim Meeting

The Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association convened on Saturday, Nov. 11 to consider Resolutions and Reports impacting on Advocacy and Legislative initiatives.   Read More

Maine Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

By a vote of 59% to 41%, Maine voters last Tuesday approved the expansion of MaineCare (Medicaid) to cover persons earning between 100% and 138% of the federal poverty level.

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CMS Releases Information-blocking Attestation Guidance

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released guidance on the information-blocking attestation requirement for the advancing care information (ACI) component in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). All physicians participating in ACI must show that they are meeting this requirement by attesting to three statements about how they implement and use certified EHR technology (CEHRT).   Read More

Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 13th-19th

This year, Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 13-19th. The CDC estimates each year in the USA, over two million people become infected and at least 23,000 people die because of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Read More

FDA Releases New Biosimilars Educational Materials for Physicians

The FDA recently released new health-professional educational materials that are aimed at helping prescribers gain a better understanding of biosimilars. Read More

Concrete Advice to Help Restore Joy to Medical Practice

CME credit (0.5 hour) is available for this AMA module. Read More

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 November 1-December 15

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

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MMA Leadership Listening Session Tuesday, December 5 in Portland

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Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Wednesday, December 6 in Portland

 5:00-8:30 pm at the Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland - Register Now Read More


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


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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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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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

Anesthesiologist - Augusta/Waterville

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

Physiatrist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Physiatrist to join an established practice of one Physician and one Nurse Practitioner. 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

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