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January 15, 2018
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CMS Issues Letter of Guidance On Medicaid Work Requirements
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a 10 page letter this past week providing direction to those states, including Maine, which had applied for section 1115 waivers in order to require some Medicaid recipients to work or provide community service as a condition of participation in the program.
The MMA Senior Section will meet over lunch on Wednesday, January 24 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Featured speakers on the topic of Precision Medicine are from the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative and Jackson Laboratory. Any MMA member is invited to attend.
Maine's insurance cooperative Community Health Options sued the federal government this week for $5.7 million seeking reimbursement the company alleges should have been paid during the last three months of 2017.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that Maine and all the other states in the nation except for Hawaii are now reporting widespread flu activity with almost all of it being H3N2, a virulent strain of influenza A.
The Maine Legislature returned to Augusta on January 3rd. The MMA and the MOA work together to provide a physician to serve as Doctor of the Day for every day the Legislature is actually in session. It's a great opportunity...and not just for you!
An important press release from the Office of MaineCare Services about changes that became effective January 1, 2018.
The AMA has outlined its legislative and regulatory priorities for 2018, which are grounded by its mission, policies and long-standing goal of influencing a legal and regulatory environment that supports a healthier nation.
Legislative Call This Tuesday, January 16th
The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resumed this week, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The next call will be Tuesday, January 16th, at 8 p.m.
A brief summary of some hearings that took place last week.
Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop - March 2
Did you know that approximately half of those who die by suicide are seen by a medical provider in the month before their death? Attend Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training to learn how your medical staff can be prepared.
28th Annual Winter Conference - Contemporary Topics in Orthopedics - March 16-18
Join us for the 28th Annual Winter Conference - Contemporary Topics in Orthopedics at the Sugarloaf Resort & Conference Center. Read More
Maine Quality Counts (QC) will host their annual
conference at the Augusta Civic Center. QC has decided to host a half-day
conference this year, focused on a select number of topical innovations that
are of strategic importance to QC’s members, partners, and stakeholders. 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.
Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN).
Chief Executive Officer – CEO at Greater Portland Health
Dynamic, experienced, leader sought by a
growing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in beautiful Portland
Maine. Read More
Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician,
board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our
well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine
is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical
Center. 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
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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