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December 11, 2017
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MMA Legislative Committee Meets to Prepare for Next Legislative Session
The MMA Legislative Committee held its organizational meeting for the Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Monday, December 11th. Committee chairs Katherine Pope, MD and Stephen Meister, MD chaired the meeting that was held both in person and by conference call.
If you want to continue prescribing opioids in 2018, you must get your 3 hours of Category 1 CME on opioid prescribing before 12/31/17. Here's how.
NBC News (12/8, Fox) reported that the continuing resolution signed by President Trump Friday keeps the federal government from shutdown until December 22, but it did not fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program through 2018.
The Open Enrollment Period for 2018 will end on Friday, December 15. Enrollment assistance is available at locations around Maine, online and by phone.
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.
Globe (12/8, Saltzman) reported Sanofi Genzyme issued a product hold on
about 18,000 packages of Synvisc-One (hyaluronan), which is used to treat knee
Maine CDC Message on Immunizations
In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), the Maine Immunization Program would like to encourage providers to continue vaccinating against the flu and provide you with activities, print materials and key messaging to share with your patients. NIVW kicks off on Sunday, December 3 and runs through Saturday, December 9.
See information about a naloxone study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
As you consider your year-end contributions to your favorite charities and non-profit organizations, we hope that you will consider a gift to one of several funds at MMA.
Last chance 2017 opioid prescribing workshop in Bangor Read More
Free program for those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.
Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
The Maine Legislature is in recess at present. The Weekly Update will feature articles concerning aspects of that work of interest to medicine. Legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018. The first call will be Tuesday, January 9th, at 8 p.m., so mark your calendars now. 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
Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.
Quality Counts 1-hour webinar presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) on Wednesday, December 13 from 12-1 pm.
Chief Executive Officer - Pines Health Services
Pines Health Services, one of the nation’s top Federally Qualified Heath Centers and community-based physician practice in Aroostook County, Northern Maine is seeking a Chief Executive Officer.
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
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
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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