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January 15, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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.

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Senior Section Luncheon January 24 Features Speakers on Precision Medicine

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.

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Community Health Options Sues Federal Government for $5.7 Million

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.  

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U.S. CDC Reports Widespread Flu Activity in all of Maine's 16 Counties

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.

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Please Join Us at the Legislature: Be Doctor of the Day

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!

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Important Update on MaineCare Provider Enrollment Applications: New Application Fee Amount for 2018

An important press release from the Office of MaineCare Services about changes that became effective January 1, 2018.

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From the AMA: Top issues in health care to watch for in 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.

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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

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.

 

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Legislative Report: Suicide Prevention, Marijuana for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

A brief summary of some hearings that took place last week.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

 

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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


QC2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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


New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.

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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).

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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


Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

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. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Read More


MPHP Executive Director Position

The Maine Medical Professionals Health Program is seeking an individual with proven and diverse leadership skills. The preferred candidate is someone with a clinical background and experience in substance related and behavioral disorders and addictions.
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Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician

Sacopee Valley 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


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.
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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
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Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  Read More


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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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