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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.


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Houlton Hospitalist Cavalari is MHA Caregiver of the Year

Jennifer Cavalari, DO, a hospitalist at Houlton Regional Hospital, has been selected to be the Maine Hospital Association’s Caregiver of the Year.



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Mercy Hospital President Therrien is New MHA Board Chair

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.


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MeHAF, MMA Quality Counts and Pivot Point Present at Grantmakers in Health Annual Conference

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.

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Top 10 Stories From the AMA Annual Meeting

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.

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Who Drives the AMA? YOU DO!

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.

Take the survey today:


The last day to complete the survey is Aug. 31. You do not need to complete the survey in one sitting. You can stop at any question and return to complete it by using the same device with which you initially began the survey.

If you have questions about the survey, contact Susan Close at susan.close@ama-assn.org or (312) 464-4836. Should you encounter any technical issues while taking the survey, contact marketresearch@ama-assn.org or Andrea Houlihan at (312) 464-2441.

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7 Tips to Get Patients to Actually Enroll in a DPP—and Stick With It

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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.  

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Harvard Pilgrim and Community Health Options File Lower than Expected Rates for 2019 Individual Policies Offered on the Exchange

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.

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3 Ways to Help Patients Identify and Lower their Risk for Gestational Diabetes Pre-pregnancy—and Type 2 Diabetes Post-pregnancy

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.

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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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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.

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MMA Legislative Update Presentation Now Available

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.

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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

Diabetes Care Begins With Diabetes Prevention: Webinar on June 28 at 12pm

Maine Quality Counts webinar next Thursday, June 28 from 12:00-1:00pm Read More

17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018

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.

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Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October

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 Practice Professionals.   Read More

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

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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Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni

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.    Read More


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

Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine

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

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

Medical Board Physician

The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage a Psychiatrist with a keen interest in working collaboratively with other medical physicians for the Medical Board.
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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

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

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

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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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

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 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

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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