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March 5, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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.

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McLean Hospital & PWC Host Opioid Policy Conference

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.” 

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MMA Board to Address Several Critical Issues at Annual President's Retreat this Weekend

The 29 member Physician Board will hold its Annual President's Retreat at the Regency Hotel in Portland March 9-11, 2018.  

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MMA Wants to Know Your Experience in Referring to Public Health Nursing

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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Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?

If the answer is ‘yes’, we’d like to hear from you.  Please take our 8-minute survey.

 

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Diabetes Prevention: Physician Champion Wanted!

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.

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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

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.

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Legislative Report: Opioids, Conversion Therapy, and More

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

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.

 

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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


MMA and Jackson Laboratory Seeking Volunteers to Assist with 2018 Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative Forum

The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative will hold its 2018 Forum April 6-8 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.  MMA has been asked to help staff the Forum and is seeking 4 or 5 volunteers from the ranks of our retired members to assist with registration and hosting of the attendees. In exchange, the volunteers will receive housing and free registration to the conference. 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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Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Free program for those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Read More


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

Operations Director

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.
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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


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 clinical cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations Read More


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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