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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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.

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Dr. Dora Mills Joins MaineHealth Community Health Efforts

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.  

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MMA Seeks Contract Academic Detailer/Prescriber Educator

The Maine Medical Association, on behalf of MICIS, is seeking a clinical health professional to serve in the role of a contract "academic detailer."


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US Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Gag Clauses for PBMs

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.

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2019 CPT Code Set Released

The new code set includes 335 changes reflecting new scientific and technological advances in medical, surgical, and diagnostic services.

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MEJP, Speaker Gideon Urge CMS to Approve MaineCare Expansion

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.

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Richard A. Evans, M.D. Honored as Outgoing Chair of New England Delegation to AMA

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.

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MMA Listening Session in Newcastle on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:00-8:00pm

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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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.

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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training

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.

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MaineHealth Announces 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training Program

The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence(CTI) has just put out its 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training and Education Program. 
 
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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.

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128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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


Health Care for Maine Conference October 1

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.

 

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Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program beginning October 4th - Applications close 9/28.

Maine Quality 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


Maine Concussion Management Initiative final training program for 2018 on October 16

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


MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - Augusta 10/16, Wells 10/17, Portland 11/26

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.

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Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19

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. 

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Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3

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


Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Friday, November 9

Lean Healthcare East presents a full day workshop on Lean process improvement for hospital and practice leaders.

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Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14

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


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson 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


Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner 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. 
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BC/BE Family Physician

Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice, member of Maine Health, located in Farmington, Maine, is searching for a BC/BE Family Physician. Read More


Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)

Franklin Health Internal Medicine is an office based Internal Medicine practice tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Maine, and owned by Franklin Memorial Hospital, a member of Maine Health.
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Internal Medicine Physician

Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine is seeking a FT Board Certified/Board Eligible Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practices located in the greater Portland area. 
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Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director

Tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Farmington, Maine, this full-time position with have an average of 14 patients per day and call is provided by our own local Evergreen Crisis Team, providing 24 hour crisis service coverage.  Read More


Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth

Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center. Read More


Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

Maine 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


Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

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


Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine

Sacopee Valley 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


Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

Eastern 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


Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program

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


Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers

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


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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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