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November 20, 2017

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Current News Moves MMA to Remind Physicians of Guidance on Boundaries in Physician-Patient Relationships
Webinars on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 12/5 & 12/13
Health Insurance Marketplace 2018: 3 weeks left for Open Enrollment
MMA Leadership Listening Session in Portland on Tuesday, December 5
Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Wednesday, 12/6 in Portland
House Passes CHIP Reauthorization
2018 Another Transition Year for Quality Payment Program
News from the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting
2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Provides Regulatory Relief for Physicians
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
SAVE THE DATE: MMA Legislative Committee Meets December 11th to Prepare for Next Legislative Session
Highlights of Recently Enacted Legislation: L.D. 479 Requiring a Opioid Prescribing Policy
UPCOMING EVENTS
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Chief Executive Officer
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader
BC/BE Physician - C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital
VA Psychiatrist
BE/BC Family Practitioner - Lewiston, ME
Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
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
DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Anesthesiologist - Augusta/Waterville
Physiatrist - Brunswick, Maine
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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

Quality Counts Webinars presented by MICIS: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Register here for the Tuesday, December 5 webinar

Register here for the Wednesday, December 13 webinar

Part 2: Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain   

Tuesday, December 5 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here

Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain

  • Review best practices in practice transformation for opioid prescribing
  • Focus on team-based care including developing "CSI" (controlled substance initiative) teams
Harm reduction: diagnosis and treatment of opioid use disorder including MAT, naloxone prescribing, and risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines
  • Appropriately diagnose opioid use disorder
  • Understand requirements and benefits of buprenorphine and naltrexone prescribing
  • Anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk

 

Part 3: Enhancing Provider Communication Skills; Nonopioid & nonpharm treatment of chronic pain - evidence-based recommendations  

Wednesday, December 13 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here

Enhancing provider communication skills, building patient/family centered care models and incorporating patient education into practice:

  • Review Trauma-Informed care
  • Discuss integration strategies for behavioral health and chronic pain management
  • Demonstrate responses to Choosing Wisely's 5 Questions
Non opioid and nonpharm treatment of chronic pain - Evidence-based recommendations
  • Evidence-based review of alternative treatments for acute & chronic pain
  • Discuss comprehensive acute pain management plans & reduce surgical overprescribing

 

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