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March 5, 2018
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White House Hosts Summit on Opioid Crisis and Opioid Treatment Bills Advance in Augusta
President Trump hosted a summit last Thursday on the opioid crisis and took aim at both drug dealers and opioid manufacturers. At the State House in Augusta, legislators on the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services gave tentative approval to two bills, soon to be combined, which if funded would provide treatment to 1,000 uninsured individuals and establish a "Hub and Spoke" system of delivery.
An MMA staff member braved the high winds and torrential rains in Boston last Friday to attend a conference jointly sponsored by McLean Hospital and PwC (formerly Price Waterhouse Cooper) on “Responses to the Opioid Epidemic: Innovating Policy to Enhance Treatment and Community Response.”
The 29 member Physician Board will hold its Annual President's Retreat at the Regency Hotel in Portland March 9-11, 2018.
We have heard from some members of the MMA that they have tried to refer cases to the public health nurses but have received no response. What is your experience?
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The Physician Champion serves as a representative/spokesperson of the Maine Medical Association diabetes prevention collaboration with the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.
Legislative Call This Tuesday, March 6th
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, March 6th, 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.
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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