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September 4, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
George J. Mitchell and Michael Botticelli to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session this Weekend in Bar Harbor
CMS Moves to Allow Step Therapy in Medicare Advantage Plans
Maine Legislature Acts on Several Child Protective Bills
Fewer Uninsured Hospitalizations Linked to Insurance Access Under ACA, Research Indicates
12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids
Maine Prescription Drug Monitoring Program User Survey: Extended Deadline Friday September 7
Diabetes and Gun Violence Resolutions Among Business at 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October - Enrollment Deadline: September 10
CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA - September 11
MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for September 12 in Auburn
Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute - Enrollment Deadline: September 12
Recognizing & Responding to Opioid Overdoses - Training September 12
CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire - September 20-21
17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23
MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training in Augusta - September 22
Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2018 on October 16
Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know - Friday, October 19
Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions - Oct 20, Dec 8, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for September 12 in Auburn

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.

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

This 3-hour presentation is an updated version of the broad clinical and legal review of opioid prescribing in Maine first presented by MICIS in 2017.

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has established a new CME rule which is currently effective. All its licensees, whether MDs or Physician Assistants, must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not. No BOLIM licensee is exempt from this requirement.  

MICIS, a program of the Maine Medical Association, is scheduling five 3-hour presentations on opioid prescribing in different regions of the state which are designed to fulfill this requirement.  

Registration is open for:  

AUBURN: Wednesday, September 12 at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 5-8:30pm   Register Here

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, JD, RN

For registration information on upcoming dates, check the MMA Weekly Update or www.micismaine.org.

AUGUSTA: Tuesday, October 16 at the Augusta Civic Center

WELLS: Wednesday, October 17 at Village By The Sea

PORTLAND: Monday, November 26 at Fireside Inn

Topics and Learning Objectives:

How Did We Get Here: (1) review 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines, (2) understand morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs), (3) Assess alternative treatments for acute and chronic pain

Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities: (1) review best practices in opioid prescribing practice transformation, including team-based care, (2) understand benefits of buprenorphine prescribing, anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk

    Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine: learn about recent changes in (1) Maine statutes related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (2) rules from licensing boards related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (3) rules from Maine DHHS relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery

    The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association. 

    This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine. 

    The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    For more information, contact Susan Kring at 480-4190 or skring@mainemed.com

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