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January 29, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Hanley Center Graduates Another Class of McAfee Fellows

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership recognized another 34 McAfee Fellows at the conclusion of the 5th cohort of the Physician Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) on Saturday, Jan. 27.  

 

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Gov. LePage Continues to Delay Rule Permitting Over the Counter Access to Naloxone

Rules promulgated by the State Board of Pharmacy implementing a law enacted twice by the Legislature which would permit pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription continue to sit on the Governor's desk, provoking a significant reaction from legislators, advocates and editorial writers.

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2017-18 Flu Season a Bad One, Mostly H3N2

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.

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Surprise: Vaping Can Be Addictive!

A new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine reports that E-cigarettes containing nicotine can be addictive, and adolescents who "vape" are at higher risk of smoking.

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US DHHS Proposes New Conscience and Religious Freedom Rules for Health Care

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.

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This is Physician Anesthesiologist Week. MeSA Annual Meeting Feb. 10-11

Six out of ten Americans do not realize that anesthesiologists are physicians. There IS a difference.

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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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Claims-Based Quality Reporting for MIPS: Submitting MIPS Quality Codes on CMS-1500 Claims

Webinar on Wednesday, January 31 at 11:30am.

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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Call This Tuesday, January 30th

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 30th, at 8 p.m.

 

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Legislative Report: Hospital Program Closures, Meningococcal Vaccines, Prior Authorization

A brief summary of some of the hearings and work sessions that took place during the last week, and a look ahead.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Caring for ME: Alternative Treatments to Pain - February 6 webinar

Maine Quality Counts presents a one-hour webinar  12-1pm on Tuesday, February 6th.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

X-Waiver Training Available February 9th

 Free "Half and Half" X-waiver training for substance use disorder treatment is available on February 9th at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston. Office-based treatment for opioid use disorders.

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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

Associate Director/Director of Compliance, Privacy, Risk and Legal Affairs for Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine

PCHC is looking for an individual with some combination of expertise in implementing, modifying, and/or overseeing PCHC’s compliance plan, privacy program, risk management activities, and coordinating its day-to-day legal affairs in close partnership with PCHC’s general counsel and senior leadership. Read More


MD/DO - Lewiston, ME

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


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


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


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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