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May 7, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm

All Aroostook County physicians and their guests are invited to join MMA officers and executive staff at a Listening Session to be held on Tuesday, May 15th.

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Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA Receives MAPP Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Jeffrey Barkin was awarded the Dr. Ulrich B. Jacobsohn Lifetime Achievement Award for “providing and advocating excellent treatment for Maine citizens with psychiatric disorders”  at the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians' (MAPP) 12th Annual Spring Program on April 27 in Freeport. 

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Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs

The AMA and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) worked with Appriss Health, the developer of more than 40 state PDMP platforms, to ensure that buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid-use disorder has been removed from all displayed morphine milligram equivalent (MME) calculations throughout its system.  

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New Scrutiny for an Old Drug

With a significant drop in opioid prescriptions (32% in Maine from 2013-2017), doctors and other prescribers are looking for other ways to treat pain…and people are finding new ways to get high. That means the government gets involved.

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New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention

An important part of preventing type 2 diabetes is lifestyle changes. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that people with prediabetes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent when they participate in a structured lifestyle change program.

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Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation

On April 30, 2018, Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) held a press conference announcing they have filed a lawsuit in Maine Superior Court to require implementation of Medicaid expansion as enacted by Maine voters in a 2017 referendum.

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Maine Physicians Participate in Regional State Medical Society Meeting in Connecticut Last Weekend

The meeting of New England state medical society delegations is a regular event in preparation for the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago in June. Read More


APM Set Forth for Opioid-use Disorder Treatment

The AMA and ASAM jointly developed and released a concept paper detailing a groundbreaking alternative payment model (APM) for use by teams of addiction specialists, primary care physicians and other health professionals to manage the full array of medical, pharmaceutical and psychosocial care for opioid-use disorder (OUD) patients.

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The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session

The Maine Medical Association will hold its 165th Annual Session Sept. 7-9, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel and Marina in Bar Harbor. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Special Envoy, The Honorable George J. Mitchell will kick off the weekend with a keynote presentation at 6:30pm on Friday evening, Sept. 7. Registration materials are included with the current issue of Maine Medicine.

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128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Report: Is This a Wrap-up?

Veto day was held on Wednesday, May 2nd. Click through to find out which health-related vetoes were overridden and which sustained, along with a report on the day and the future of the 128th Legislature. Where do we go from here?

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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MaineHealth MORE Conference - Managing the Opioid Response Effort - May 17th

The MaineHealth MORE Conference offers practical clinical approaches to combating Maine's opioid crisis.  Join your colleagues and a host of content experts to explore non-opioid pain therapies and innovative opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment modalities. Read More


Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20

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


Monday, May 21 in Brewer: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis

 3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at Jeff's Catering in Brewer.

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Inspiring Hope: How to Support Recovery Ready Communities - May 24 Conference

8am-3pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor.

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One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018

River Awareness fundraiser on the Androscoggin River.

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MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) will to holding a training program on June 22 in Waterville at Colby College. It is appropriate for athletic administrators/directors, school nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. 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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Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3

Save the date for the NNESAM 2018 Annual Conference taking place at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont November 2 & 3, 2018. Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician Opportunity

Western Maine Primary Care is seeking a BC/BE Internist for their well-established outpatient practice located in the Norway, Maine. 
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Ob/Gyn Physician Opportunity

Western Maine OB/GYN is currently seeking a BC/BE OB/GYN physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
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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


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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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


Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Maine 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


Psychiatric Medical Director

Tri-County Mental Health Services has multiple current and developing programs including Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health Homes. Read More


Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program

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


Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers

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


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


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


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


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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