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January 22, 2018
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Changing of the Guard at MMA Board Meeting: A New President Takes Over
Robert Schlager, M.D., becomes the new president of the Maine Medical Association upon the resignation of Charles Pattavina, M.D. after seventeen months of service.
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.
The Washington Post reports that this year’s influenza outbreak is widespread and severe…and it has yet to peak. The paper reports that more people sought treatment in the second week of January 2018 than in any similar period in nearly a decade.
The new year is a wonderful opportunity for your patients to make a brand new start—particularly when it comes to their health. Follow the link for tips on helping patients deal with diabetes and blood pressure risks.
The Trump administration last week announced new regulations and a new federal office in the Department of Health and Human Services, the “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division,” related to complaints from health care workers who refuse to perform certain medical procedures on the grounds that they violate their religious or moral beliefs.
Administration Extends Opioid Emergency Declaration
The Trump administration has extended its emergency declaration for the opioid crisis after three months.
Once again in 2017 the number of Lyme Disease cases in Maine rose to a new record high. Anaplasmosis is doing the same.
An important press release from the Office of MaineCare Services about changes that became effective January 1, 2018.
Webinar on Wednesday, January 31 at 11:30am Read More
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.
Legislative Call This Tuesday, January 23rd
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 23rd, 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).
Community Health Options is interested in contracting with a MD/DO, licensed in Maine, to assist in the Prior Approval process. Read More
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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