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September 24, 2018
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Attorney General Releases Overdose Death Numbers for First Half of 2018
Drug overdose deaths declined slightly from one year ago but are still averaging over one death per day, according to a report released Friday by the Office of the Attorney General.
Dr. Dora Anne Mills, who served as Maine’s State Health Officer and Director of the Maine CDC for 15 years, will join MaineHealth in November as senior vice president for community health.
The Maine Medical Association, on behalf of MICIS, is seeking a clinical health professional to serve in the role of a contract "academic detailer."
The US Senate passed Sen. Collins's bill to prohibit gag clauses in pharmacy benefit manager contracts. Those clauses prevent pharmacists from informing patients of lower cost options for medication.
The new code set includes 335 changes reflecting new scientific and technological advances in medical, surgical, and diagnostic services.
The Hill reports that Maine Equal Justice Partners and Speaker of the Maine House Sara Gideon have contacted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urging the administration to approve Maine's plan for Medicaid expansion.
The Council of New England State Medical Societies (CNESMS) and the New England Delegation to the American Medical Association held their Fall meetings at the Massachusetts Medical Society on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
MMA will hold its next Listening Session at the Newcastle Publick House in Newcastle on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. MMA officers and senior staff will be present to hear from the physicians in Lincoln, Knox and Sagadahoc counties.
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Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.
The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence(CTI) has just put out its 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training and Education Program.
12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids
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.
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.
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
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.
Counts and the Project ECHO Northern New England Network would like to invite
you to join a virtual educational program to support primary care providers and
care coordinators from across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that treat and
manage the care of older adults. Read More
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
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.
Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know - Friday, October 19th at UNE's Innovation Hall. Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD has helped shaped public health policy to save the lives of children around the world.
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
Lean Healthcare East presents a full day workshop on Lean process improvement for hospital and practice leaders.
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
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with
a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive
primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home
model of care delivery. Read More
Health Farmington Family Practice, member of Maine Health, located in
Farmington, Maine, is searching for a BC/BE Family Physician. Read More
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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