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December 18, 2017
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Opioid Task Force Issues Final Report
The December 2017 Final Report of the Task Force to Address the Opioid Crisis in the State was issued this past week. The executive summary lists the 20 recommendations of the Task Force, and the full report includes Appendices A through Y. Recommendations include suggesting legislation on drug education and prevention, action by various state agencies to develop recovery housing and integrate treatment programs, and expressions of support for treatment programs in correctional facilities.
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.
After reaching a high of #8 in 2010, Maine has now descended to #23 among the states in America's Health Rankings, a study by United Health Foundation based on US CDC data.
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.
Physicians, overwhelmingly, are finding themselves the target of cyberattacks that disrupt their practices and put patient safety at risk.
See information about a naloxone study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
The President of the AMA, David Barbe, MD, MHA, issued a brief statement in response to CVS's announced proposal to acquire Aetna.
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.
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.
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).
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 - 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
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
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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