January 22, 2018

In This Issue
Changing of the Guard at MMA Board Meeting: A New President Takes Over
Senior Section Luncheon January 24 Features Speakers on Precision Medicine
2017-18 Flu Season a Bad One
5 tips to help your patients make their new year a healthy one
US DHHS Proposes New Conscience and Religious Freedom Rules for Health Care
Administration Extends Opioid Emergency Declaration
Lyme Disease Continues to Rise in Maine
Important Update on MaineCare Provider Enrollment Applications: New Application Fee Amount for 2018
Claims-Based Quality Reporting for MIPS: Submitting MIPS Quality Codes on CMS-1500 Claims
Community Health Options Sues Federal Government for $5.7 Million
Legislative Call This Tuesday, January 23rd
Legislative Report: Hospital Program Closures, School-based Health Centers
Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop - March 2
28th Annual Winter Conference - Contemporary Topics in Orthopedics - March 16-18
QC2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
Chief Executive Officer CEO at Greater Portland Health
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
Chief Executive Officer - Pines Health Services
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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Changing of the Guard at MMA Board Meeting: A New President Takes Over

The MMA Board of Directors met last week and took the following actions.

Accepted the resignation, effective Feb 1, 2018, of Charles Pattavina, MD as President and welcomed Robert Schlager, MD who automatically moves into the Presidency position. This action was expected and announced at the Annual Session in September and was occasioned by the resignation of President-elect Jabbar Fazeli, MD last August. Kenneth Christian, MD was elected to serve as President -elect until the next Annual Meeting in September, 2018. Dr. Schlager is expected to serve a 19 month Presidency ending in Sept. 2019.

Approved MMA’s participation in the AMA’s Type 2 Prevention Awareness & Éducation Initiative. 

Voted to establish a work group to consider the BOLIM Chapter 1 Rule requiring three hours of opioid related CME of all licensees regardless of whether they prescribe opioid medication. 

Heard a preliminary report from an ad hoc committee formed to inspect the Stred Building and develop proposals to make the building handicapped accessible and to remodel the conference room.

Voted to approve an amended version of the 2018 budget.

The Board meets next on Friday, March 9 at 4:00pm as part of a weekend Board retreat at the Regency Hotel in Portland.


Drs. Pattavina and Schlager


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