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March 12, 2018
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
If the answer is ‘yes’, we’d like to hear from you. Please take our 8-minute survey.
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 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.
A brief summary of some of the hearings and work sessions that took place during the last week, and a look ahead.
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
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
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
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).
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.
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
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
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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