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July 2, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Maine Quality Counts to Merge with Qualidigm

Qualidigm, a national healthcare consulting think tank based in Wethersfield, Conn., and Maine Quality Counts, a regional health improvement collaborative of Manchester, Maine, have announced their execution of an affiliation to merge agreement.

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Maine's "Tobacco 21" Law Now in Effect

The law, passed last year with the help of MMA's advocacy efforts, phases in an age limit of 21 for tobacco purchases and is now in effect.

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MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available

During the two sessions of the 128th Legislature, the Maine Medical Association advocacy team monitored well over 300 pieces of legislation involving some aspect of healthcare. With the session now nearly concluded, MMA attorneys are available to present a one hour CME talk on the new laws of which physicians need to be aware.

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MaineCare Expansion Advocates Hold Press Conference

Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) and other advocates for Medicaid expansion in Maine held a press conference in Portland today to encourage Mainers who are eligible for health care coverage under the state's Medicaid expansion law to file an application with the Maine DHHS.

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Maine Medical Education Foundation Grants Loans to 71 Medical Students from Maine

At its meeting on June 19, 2018, the MMA Committee on Loan and Trust reviewed loan applications from a record-setting seventy-one (71) medical students from Maine and approved loans to each totaling $460,550.

 
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Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is offering a three-day seminar series that explores innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage in an industry with strict regulation and limited financial resources.

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MaineCare Opens Opioid Use Disorder Screening Code

To promote the screening and identification of individuals with opioids disorder, MaineCare is opening the code G9584, “Patient evaluated for risk of misuse of opiates by using a brief validated instrument (e.g., Opioid Risk Tool, SOAPP-R) or patient interviewed at least once during opioid therapy.”   

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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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AMA Survey on Long Range Planning

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

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128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Report: "Veto Day" Scheduled for July 9th. Governor LePage Has Promised They Will Have Vetoes to Consider

The House and Senate have adjourned after passing a number of funding and other bills, but without voting on tax conformity or clean elections funding. Governor Paul LePage has vowed to veto the Medicaid expansion funding bill and others.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Maine Quality Counts Offers Project ECHO Medication Assisted Treatment Course

Through the generous support from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, this program (beginning August 16) 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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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


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


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


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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