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March 12, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA Board Approves Enhancements to Stred Building and Timeline for EVP Search

At the annual President's Retreat this past weekend, the MMA Board of Directors gave preliminary approval to fund renovations to the Frank O. Stred Building in Manchester which houses the MMA offices. The Board also approved a timeline for the search for a new Executive Vice President to follow Gordon Smith's retirement at the end of 2019.

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What MDPP (Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program) Benefits Mean to You

How do patients access the MDPP benefit?

Only 14 percent of adults aged 65 and older with prediabetes know they have the condition. By screening patients and recommending that that they participate in MDPP services, you can help patients learn their risk and understand their treatment options.  While patients can enroll in the MDPP without a physician referral, you can increase the likelihood that your patient will participate if you refer your patients to the program.  CMS will be publishing a list of Medicare DPP programs after the benefit starts in April.

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Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8

Are you frustrated by poor communication and waste in your work processes? Lean has recently transformed the way many hospitals and health systems operate. This full-day workshop on May 8 in Augusta provides those who lead hospitals, health centers, practices, and related service industries with an introduction to Lean thinking and process improvement tools.

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AMA, Anthem Try New Tack: Working Together to Improve Health Care

The AMA and Anthem announced last week they are working together to figure out mutually agreeable ways to improve patients' access to health care that is timely, high quality and affordable.  

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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 13th

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 13th, at 8 p.m.

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Legislative Report: Female Genital Cutting, Medical Marijuana, 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

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 - April 6-8

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


FREE 8-Hr. MAT Waiver Training Being Offered in Dover, NH - Friday, April 27th

Helping connect the dots to more effectively address opioid use disorders.

The New Hampshire Medical Society, NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to offer FREE 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training in Dover, NH on Friday, April 27th. 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

Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center

Bucksport Regional Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) has a unique opportunity in our small independent, community-based primary care facility offering great quality indicators, team atmosphere and excellent working conditions. 
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Hospice Physician Lewiston, ME

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice seeks a part time (20 – 24 hours per week)* physician for its growing hospice programs, including home, long term care and general inpatient facility. Read More


Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.  Read More


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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