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May 29, 2018
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Community Health Options to Continue Participation in ACA Marketplace
Both Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Community Health Options are preparing to file rate requests for 2019 ACA-compliant health insurance policies sold on the ACA Marketplace. Previous years have seen double-digit increases and 2019 may be the same given the action by the Congress in repealing the individual mandate.
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has released the proposed wording of a citizen-initiated referendum that would tax high earners to create a universal home care program in the state. The proposal will be on this Fall's ballot.
At the invitation of U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, Dr. Pattavina testified at a hearing today focused on the continued challenges of identifying opioid misuse among older adults, the efforts to reduce seniors’ dependence on opioids, and the need to expand access to treatment for those battling addiction.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has released the Fourth Annual Report on State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation.
[from the Maine Hospital Association's May 2018 Hospital Update]
Shaun Alfreds Appointed as Head of HealthInfoNet
Shaun Alfreds, who has served as acting CEO of HealthInfoNet since November of 2017, has been voted by its board of directors as its CEO and Executive Director.
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.
Your patients have been made well aware through such things as social media, family, friends and marketing that a healthy diet can contribute to significant improvements in health. Several studies have also revealed that healthy diets can not only prevent type 2 diabetes, but can also improve cholesterol levels, reduce hypertension and decrease heart disease.
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.
Legislative Report: Appropriations Committee Meets May 30th
The joint Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs will meet tomorrow, May 30th. While it is anyone's guess what the discussions will entail, there are many bills that have passed the House and Senate and now sit on the "Special Appropriations Table." There is still no word on whether the entire House and Senate will reconvene before election day.
One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
River Awareness fundraiser on the Androscoggin River.
3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.
AAAP’s “Half and Half” course with Dr. Richard Fein is a free American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry program that combines 4.25 hours of face-to-face/in-class instruction and 3.75 hours of online training.
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
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).
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
Behavioral Health Consultant
Valley Health Center is seeking a full time LCSW/LCPC to join our Medical Team
as a Behavioral Health Consultant. 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 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 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
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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