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August 6, 2018
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MMA Board Votes Opposition to Question One
While acknowledging the importance of Maine seniors having access to home care services, the MMA Board of Directors at its summer meeting on Friday (8/3) voted to oppose Question one on the Maine ballot this fall.
As has been previously noted in the Weekly Update, the current issue of Maine Medicine is focused solely on the current status of the opioid/heroin, fentanyl crisis in the state. It will arrive on your desks by the end of this week. Please watch for it.
Changes in the IPPS and LTCH PPS final rule will advance price transparency and electronic health records. On August 2, CMS finalized a rule to empower patients and advance the White House MyHealthEData initiative and the CMS Patients Over Paperwork initiative.
Maine Reinsurance Program Gets 1332 Waiver
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week approved a Section 1332 waiver for Maine to implement a five-year reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market beginning in 2019.
MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training
MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Augusta.
Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., President, American Medical Association, issued the following statement in response to the action by California's Insurance Commissioner.
CMS Releases Proposed 2019 Medicare Payment Rule
See important changes in Medicare physician payment policy and MIPS proposed by CMS.
A subcommittee of the boards of Medicine, Osteopathy, and Nursing are considering a significant change to rule Chapter 21, governing the prescribing of opioids. It would ease the work of prescribers treating nursing home residents and other in-patient pain patients.Read More
Prescription Monitoring Program User Survey
Deadline to complete the survey is Friday, August 24, 2018. Survey conducted by Hornby Zeller Associates.
The MMA Committee on Nominations is seeking nominations for the MMA Board of Directors and all MMA Committees. These nominations will be considered at the MMA's 165th Annual Session to be held this year at the Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor Sept. 7-9, 2018.
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.
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.
Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings. Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty. Read More
All licensees of the Board of Licensure in Medicine must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.
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
Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases. Read More
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.
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.
Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth
location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center. Read More
Valley Health Center is seeking a full time LCSW/LCPC to join our Medical Team
as a Behavioral Health Consultant. 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
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
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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