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November 27, 2017
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Opioid Task Force to Meet Tuesday (11/28) to Review Final Recommendations
The Legislature's Opioid Task Force will meet this coming Tuesday to review its final recommendations. The meeting will be held at 10:00am in the Taxation Committee room at the State House. The meetings of the Task Force are open to the public.
5:00-8:30 pm at the Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland - Register Now
REMINDER: Pursuant to P.L. 2017, Chapter 488, health care practitioners who prescribe opioid medications must have completed 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing by December 31, 2017.
The Open Enrollment Period for 2018 will end on Friday, December 15. Enrollment assistance is available at locations around Maine, online and by phone.
RSVP by November 30.
Dr. Carmack recently received a Special Achievement Award for the excellence of her work and her dedication.
At this point in the year, physicians should verify that they that they are on the right path for their goals for the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). If not, they should take advantage of the "one patient, one measure" reporting option to avoid a 4 percent payment penalty in 2019.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).
The AMA has created a webpage to help physicians prepare for the new Medicare card. The cards will significantly impact physician practice workflows, so practices should take steps now to prepare.
MMA Past President and Chair of the Annual Session Planning Committee Lisa Ryan, D.O. wants your input to improve the MMA Annual Session and General Membership business meeting.
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 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 email@example.com. Read More
The general effective date for legislation enacted during the First Regular Session (2017) of the 128th Maine Legislature was earlier this month on November 2, 2017. For the next several months, the MMA will highlight one enacted bill each week in this newsletter. We hope this helps your organization's compliance efforts and please call the MMA legal staff with any questions you may have. 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
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.
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
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.
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive general cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anesthesia Associates PA seeks an Anesthesiologist to work in Augusta and
Waterville, Maine. Read More
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
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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