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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems Renamed Northern Light Health

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is changing its name to Northern Light Health to signify its move to a more integrated healthcare system operating statewide. 

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Medicaid Expansion Back in State Court

Proponents of MaineCare expansion and the LePage administration were back in Superior Court last Thursday and Friday with no final decisions reached.  However, proponents of expansion did withdraw a motion to have an independent third party manage implementation of the expansion. Read More


Teens Adopting New Ways to Ingest Marijuana

Studies and surveys are beginning to show teens moving to ingestible and "vaped" forms of marijuana and away from the smoked form. That's not necessarily a good thing.

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MMA Listening Session in Newcastle on Tuesday, October 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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Proposed Title X Changes to Reduce Access to Contraception

The Trump administration is proposing significant changes in Title X, changes which are likely to reduce significantly access to birth control by low-income women who lack health insurance.

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US House Passes Sweeping Opioid Bill

 The House joins the Senate in passing, by a wide margin, a bill with a wide range of measures to address the opioid crisis.

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MMA Listening Session in Waterville on Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 pm

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MMA President-elect Amy Madden, M.D. Participates in 6th Annual Health Care for Maine (HC4ME) Conference Today

Dr. Madden participated in a panel reacting to the keynote speaker, Elena Hung, a mother of a child with significant medical conditions, who talked about her introduction to the public policy advocacy world as an advocate motivated by her personal situation.  Elena Hung is a founding director of the non-profit organization, Little Lobbyists.   Read More


Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis: 10/30 & 11/7 presentations scheduled

These free presentations by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) will be held in Belfast on October 30 from 5-8:30pm and in Portland on November 7 from 5:30-8:45pm.  Advanced registration required.  Read More


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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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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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

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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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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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

Seeking Medical Director for Family Medical Practice in Waterville, ME

Elmwood Primary Care, a hospital-employed outpatient Family Medicine practice located in the lakes and streams region of Maine, is recruiting for an experienced Family Medicine physician as the practice Medical Director.
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PCHC wants to add more Family Physicians at Multiple Locations!

PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor.
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Director of Finance

Pines Health Services a Federally Qualified Health Center located in beautiful Aroostook County, Maine has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Finance
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Physician Leeds

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time Physician, for our Leeds location.
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Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time PMHNP, for our Leeds location. Read More


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


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


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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