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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.

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Wording Proposed by Secretary of State for Home Health Referendum

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.

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MMA Past President Dr. Charles Pattavina Testifies to U.S. Senate Committee

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. 

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CMS Releases SIM Report

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]


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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.

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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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Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month: Making the Case for a Healthy Diet as a Tool for Diabetes Prevention

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. 

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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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128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

River Awareness fundraiser on the Androscoggin River.

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HPV Summit in Brewer June 7th

Join the Maine Primary Care Association in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the Area Health Education Centers during this year’s summit to support an HPV Cancer-Free Maine.

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Wednesday, June 13 in Augusta: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis

3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

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X Waiver Course in Waterville June 16th

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.

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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

Behavioral Health Consultant

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a full time LCSW/LCPC to join our Medical Team as a Behavioral Health Consultant. Read More


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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