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September 10, 2018
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Great attendance, good weather, an impressive array of speakers and some very special award recipients highlighted the Association"s 165th Annual Session this past weekend in Bar Harbor. Well over 200 members and guests attended and heard the Honorable George Mitchell and Michael Botticelli keynote the Friday evening and Saturday sessions. Three of the four candidates running for Governor participated in a Forum on Sunday morning which concluded the two day Session.
This Thursday, September 13th, is likely to be the last day of the legislative session this year. We need someone to serve as Doctor of the Day. The session begins at 10:00 a.m. and is likely to last for only a couple hours (there are no vetoes). What do you get? A standing ovation from every member of the House and Senate! But seriously, if you're willing to serve on Thursday, contact the MMA's Sarah Lepoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MMA Board of Directors met on Friday, Sept. 7 in Bar Harbor as part of the Association's 165th Annual Session. Among other business, Directors elected Karen Saylor, M.D. to chair the Board for the coming year. Dr. Saylor is a geriatrician practicing with Southern Maine Geriatric Associates.
The MMA Board of Directors will welcome six new board members at their next meeting, Oct. 17, 2019 as a result of members approving the slate of nominees presented by the MMA Committee on Nominations at the General Membership Meeting held on Saturday, Sept. 8.
At the 2018 Annual meeting, the MMA membership adopted changes to the Association's by-laws to create two new sections: a medical student section and a resident section. Members also voted overwhelmingly to support two resolutions.
CMS proposes to allow step therapy protocols in Medicare Advantage Plans beginning in January 2019.
Decreases in hospitalizations for serious cardiac conditions have been found to be linked to increased insurance access under the Affordable Care Act, with greater decreases in states which have expanded Medicaid.
All professionals licensed by the Board of Licensure in Medicine (MDs and PAs licensed by that board) are advised to remember that they are required by Board rule to have taken three hours of opioid CME by December 31, 2018, even if they do not and will not prescribe opioids.
Click through for more photos from the 2018 Annual Session.
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.
Governor Paul LePage today (Monday) signed into law four child protective bills passed by the Legislature two weeks ago.
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
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
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
Open Enrollment: What you need to know 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.
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 City of Portland's India Street Public Health Center will be
presenting a training on Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response. Read More
Open Enrollment: What you need to know Read More
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.
MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Augusta.
HC4ME invites you to a one day conference with tracks dedicated to those who want to more about assisting Mainers navigating the health care systems in Maine and a second set of tracks dedicated to those interested in getting involved in health care policy. This year’s theme will be The Opportunity of Extraordinary Times. The event will be held at the Augusta Civic Center October 1, 2018.
The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training
program for 2018 on October 16 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury
Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI will be a presenter and not the
sponsor / organizer. MCMI training is listed as the Youth Concussion Track. Read More
Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to hear from
someone who has shaped public health policy and saved the lives of children
around the world. Please help us welcome Dr. Philip Landrigan. Read More
The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.
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
Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth
location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center. 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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