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April 9, 2018
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Licensing Boards Issue New Joint Rule Chapter 21 re: Opioid Prescribing
The Board of Licensure in Medicine, joined by the State Board of Nursing and the Board of Osteopathic Licensure have recently issued the new Chapter 21 Rule, effective March 24, 2018. The amendments to the prior version of the rule are very substantial with the original guidelines becoming requirements in a number of instances.
The Association received the prestigious Quality Improvement Leadership Award from Maine Quality Counts at its Annual QC Conference on April 4th. The award was presented to MMA President Robert Schlager, MD, and EVP Gordon Smith, Esq. in recognition of the Associations work in responding to the opioid crisis.
MMA President Robert Schalger, MD and EVP Gordon Smith, Esq. after receiving prestigious Leadership Award from Maine Quality Counts.
This new resource is available on the American Medical Association's (AMA) opioid microsite. See the links in the article.
The Rural Medical Access Fund was established in the 1990's to subsidize professional liability premiums for obstetrical and prenatal care in rural areas.
Last Friday, April 6, the Maine Health Workforce Forum brought together dozens of stakeholders to develop strategies to better quantify the workforce needs so healthcare employers can better plan and respond to existing and future shortages of essential health care workers.
The Board of Licensure in Medicine will discuss its Chapter 1 rule at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 10 during its regular monthly meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
In response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on "Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority," the AMA sent a letter to Alex Azar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to express opposition to the measure, citing concern for vulnerable patient populations and asserting that conscience rights for physicians are not unlimited.
Senator Susan Collins last Wednesday received the Excellence in Public Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is the Academy’s highest honor bestowed to a public servant for distinguished service to the nation’s infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
DEA is aware that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel.
Webinar for MMA members on Tuesday, April 24 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Legislative Call This Tuesday, April 10th
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, April 10th, at 8 p.m.
A brief summary of some votes that took place during the last week, and a look ahead.
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
The Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons will hold their Spring Educational Program and Business Meeting on Friday, May 4th at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, ME from 11:30am - 5:00pm. Read More
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 Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons will hold their Annual Meeting from Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, ME. Read More
River Awareness fundraiser on the Androscoggin River.
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).
Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Medical Center (MMC) is seeking a BC/BE part/full-time Child & Adolescent
Psychiatrist clinician-educator or clinician-scientist to join the Department
of Psychiatry. Read More
Tri-County Mental Health Services has multiple
current and developing programs including Integrated Primary Care and
Behavioral Health Homes. Read More
PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal
Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced
practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department! Read More
PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations
in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally
recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care! Read More
Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or
Retirement System) seeks to engage an additional Psychiatrist for the Medical
Board. Read More
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
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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