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June 25, 2018
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Law Court Issues Stay of Order for MaineCare State Plan Amendment Pending Appeal; Legislature Passes Expansion Funding
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has granted a stay to the DHHS, delaying the requirement that the State Plan Amendment be filed pending resolution of the Administration's appeal. In the meantime, the Legislature passed LD 837, which provides funding for expansion.
Jennifer Cavalari, DO, a hospitalist at Houlton Regional Hospital, has been selected to be the Maine Hospital Association’s Caregiver of the Year.
Charlie Therrien, president of Mercy Hospital in Portland and a senior vice president of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 20, at the Association’s annual Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
The Maine Health Access Foundation, the Maine Medical Association, Quality Counts and Pivot Point presented a panel on their collective opioid work in Maine to the Grantmakers in Health Annual Conference on health philanthropy in Chicago last week.
Hundreds of physicians, medical students, residents and fellows met in Chicago to consider a wide array of proposals to help fulfill the AMA's core mission of promoting medicine and improving public health: Physician leadership, opioids, guns, and more.
Sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Long Range Planning and Development, this survey will help the AMA identify and better understand important issues relevant to health care and the practice of medicine.
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7 Tips to Get Patients to Actually Enroll in a DPP—and Stick With It
Maine Quality Counts Offers Project ECHO Medication Assisted Treatment Course
Through the generous support from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, this program seeks to improve the lives of patients and families living with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) by enhancing the capacity and quality of services available to patients in their communities through their primary care practices.
Last week, the two health insurers still offering individual policies on the ACA exchange filed proposed rates for 2019 that averaged just over 9 percent. Lower increases would be offered if Maine reinstates a reinsurance program.
When your patients are trying to conceive, it’s an opportunity to talk to them about their lifestyle and work with them to develop healthy habits. This is incredibly important not only for a healthy pregnancy and baby, but also for the long-term health of moms-to-be. A recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise revealed that expectant mothers who were more fit before pregnancy were at a lower risk of developing gestational diabetes.
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: House and Senate Were in Session Last Week, More Bills Passed
The House and Senate were back in action last week, and they continue this week. Click through to see which bills have been acted on favorably by the Legislature and are headed to the Governor's desk.
The MMA staff has completed its review of the 128th Legislature's work. That review is now available in presentation form, and any one of MMA's three attorney advocates may be called on to present the review to your medical staff or other group.
Tuesday, June 26 in Auburn: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. Read More
Maine Quality Counts webinar next Thursday, June 28 from 12:00-1:00pm Read More
Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium taking place September 21-23, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for
tits inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced
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
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).
The Hanley Center’s newest
leadership development initiative, the Next Level Leadership Seminar Series,
focused on Innovation in Leadership is filling up! This is a fantastic
opportunity to gain more depth in your leadership skills, reconnect with the
Hanley alumni network and build new relationships.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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