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February 26, 2018
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Drug Overdose Deaths Increased 11% in Maine in 2017
Maine experienced 418 drug-induced deaths in 2017, according to figures released last week by Attorney General Janet Mills, representing an 11% increase from the 386 overdose deaths in 2016. There was a 27% increase in deaths due to illegal fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, while heroin deaths actually decreased. In addition, 2017 saw an increase in both cocaine and meth deaths and a decrease in deaths caused by benzodiazepines.
The 29 member Physician Board will hold its Annual President's Retreat at the Regency Hotel in Portland March 9-11, 2018.
The National think tank Center for American Progress launched a new proposal last week called "Medicare Extra for All" that many observers believe could attract support from individuals supporting universal coverage but wary of single-payer approaches.
For many of your patients, work makes up—and takes up—a great deal of their lives. In fact, it’s probably where they spend most of their time. So it only makes sense that their jobs would support them in their health, especially when it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention.
A few notes, with links to longer articles, from the AMA's Morning Rounds publication.
Providers assigned to MaineCare Cycle 3 must complete revalidation applications by June 29th. Follow the link for more information.
Legislative Call This Tuesday, February 27th
The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions have resumed, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to continue. The next call will be Tuesday, February 27th, at 8 p.m.
A brief summary of some of the hearings and work sessions that took place during the last week, and a look ahead.
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.
March 6th Quality Payment Webinar
Quality Payment Program Year 2: Reporting Made Easy:Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST.
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.
Free program for those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Read More
Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN).
Health Access Network (HAN), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Lincoln, Maine, is seeking a dynamic leader to provide overall leadership and direction in planning and coordinating clinic operations for six sites.
Associate Director/Director of Compliance, Privacy, Risk and Legal Affairs for Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine
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
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
Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive clinical
cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta
and Waterville, Maine locations 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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