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September 24, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Attorney General Releases Overdose Death Numbers for First Half of 2018
Dr. Dora Mills Joins MaineHealth Community Health Efforts
MMA Seeks Contract Academic Detailer/Prescriber Educator
US Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Gag Clauses for PBMs
2019 CPT Code Set Released
MEJP, Speaker Gideon Urge CMS to Approve MaineCare Expansion
Richard A. Evans, M.D. Honored as Outgoing Chair of New England Delegation to AMA
MMA Listening Session in Newcastle on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training
MaineHealth Announces 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training Program
12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Health Care for Maine Conference October 1
Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program beginning October 4th - Applications close 9/28.
Maine Concussion Management Initiative final training program for 2018 on October 16
MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - Augusta 10/16, Wells 10/17, Portland 11/26
Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Friday, November 9
Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
BC/BE Family Physician
Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
Internal Medicine Physician
Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director
Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
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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Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?

Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine? If the answer is ‘yes’, we’d like to hear from you.  Please take our 8-minute survey.

As part of our response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating Maine communities, the Maine Medical Association is part of a collaborative effort to expand the availability of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)* for people with opioid use disorder.  

We’ve all heard the frustration in our communities that there is a shortage of treatment that is local, affordable, and immediate.  In order to share accurate information with patients and stakeholders, as well as fill gaps in regional treatment capacity, we are assisting in the development of a community resource map that accurately reflects MAT prescriber and addiction counselor capacity in every Maine county.

The information we collect will be compiled and stored here at the Maine Medical Association, and it will be available in database and mapping formats to inform community planning and response efforts.  

If you hold a DEA X-waiver, please help us put a sharper focus on available resources for MAT. Your input is very important to us and to the thousands of Maine people with opioid use disorder and their families.  This survey will take less than 10 minutes.  It is designed for current MAT prescribers and addiction counselors, as well as for anyone who holds the licensure but has not yet joined a collaborative MAT effort in their community.  

Thank you for helping us collect and confirm this important information. 

Link to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MaineMAT

*SAMSHA Definition: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment
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