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May 7, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA Receives MAPP Lifetime Achievement Award
Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
New Scrutiny for an Old Drug
New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation
Maine Physicians Participate in Regional State Medical Society Meeting in Connecticut Last Weekend
APM Set Forth for Opioid-use Disorder Treatment
The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Report: Is This a Wrap-up?
UPCOMING EVENTS
Introduction to LEAN in Healthcare: Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
MaineHealth MORE Conference - Managing the Opioid Response Effort - May 17th
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
Monday, May 21 in Brewer: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
Inspiring Hope: How to Support Recovery Ready Communities - May 24 Conference
One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22
New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician Opportunity
Ob/Gyn Physician Opportunity
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatric Medical Director
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation

Robyn Merrill, Executive Director of MEJP, announced the action against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services by MEJP, Consumers for Affordable Health Care, the Maine Primary Care Association, Penobscot Community Health Care, and several individual plaintiffs who would be eligible for coverage under the expanded form of Medicaid. The claim is based on “a simple legal issue,” said Jamie Kilbreth, Esq., lead plaintiffs’ attorney on the case: the State’s failure to file a State Plan Amendment by April 3, 2018, as required by the referendum.

Ms. Merrill stated that the plaintiffs had waited for the Legislature or the Governor to act on the issue, “but we couldn’t wait any longer.”

Governor LePage’s office stated that he can’t comment on “active litigation.”

 

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