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July 9, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Governor Vetoes 24 Healthcare Bills; Legislature Overrides 12...But Not Medicaid Expansion Funding

In the days after the Legislature adjourned, Governor LePage used his veto pen frequently.Twenty-four of the bills vetoed relate to healthcare issues, including the opioid crisis. On Monday, July 9th, the Legislature overrode the vetoes on 12 of those bills.

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Golfers, There's Still Time!

Haven't signed up yet for the July 16th Maine Medical Association Annual Golf Tournament? No problem! Just contact Lisa Martin at the MMA by Friday, then join us on Monday.

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Electronic Death Certificates: Are You Registered to File Them?

If you are a medical professional who certifies cause of death, you are now required to submit such certification electronically; paper certificates are no longer accepted. Here's how you can register to use the system if you haven't done so already.

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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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Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at Affordable Care Act

In an unusual weekend announcement communicated via e-mail, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services stated that it would freeze payments for the risk adjustment program which provides insurers which accept less healthy individuals with financial assistance in order to remove the financial incentives for insurers to only accept healthier individuals.

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Senior Section Luncheon August 22 to Feature Richard Kahn, M.D., Medical Historian

Richard Kahn, M.D., retired internist and medical historian will present to the Senior Section on his recent project involving potential publication of "Diseases of the District of Maine 1780-1820" written 200 years ago by Dr. Jeremiah Barker but never published.

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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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Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute

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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Home Monitoring a Valuable Tool in Lowering BP

Home blood pressure monitoring is a critical complement to care provided during regular office visits. Through the use of self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitors, a major Texas health system experienced a sizable impact on BP control.

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2018 Mary Cushman Award: Nominations Due by August 1

Three weeks until the deadline for 2018 nominations.  

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128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Report: (See Lead Article Above)

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Childhood Development and Behavior Conference At Colby August 2-3

The Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center's Child Development and Behavior Conference at Colby College is a program that brings a science and evidence based approach to understanding interventions that endeavor to improve the lives of children with complex needs. National speakers join with regional and local experts and policy makers to bring science to service and policy.

 

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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 (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

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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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


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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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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