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October 15, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MMA Listening Session in Waterville on Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
Mayhew to be Appointed to Lead U.S. Medicaid
Agenda for MMA Board Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Rates of Unvaccinated Children Have Quadrupled Since 2001, CDC Says
CPT®/RUC Workgroup on Evaluation and Management Convened
U.S. Department of Justice Approves CVS-Aetna Merger
MPHA Annual Conference October 16th: Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine
MMA Communicating with All State Legislative Candidates Regarding Lack of Progress in Addressing Maine Opiate Collaborative Recommendations
Legislature's Health Care Reform Task Force has Conversation with MMA
Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
Tentative Legislative Cloture Date December 21, 2018
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
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
Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program - Applications will close October 19!
Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training
Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis: 10/30 & 11/7 presentations scheduled
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
Podiatrist (Non-Surgical)
Unique Leadership Opportunity - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Seeking Medical Director for Family Medical Practice in Waterville, ME
PCHC wants to add more Family Physicians at Multiple Locations!
Director of Finance
Physician – Leeds
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
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
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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Mayhew to be Appointed to Lead U.S. Medicaid

Mary Mayhew, Governor LePage's DHHS Commissioner and former Maine gubernatorial candidate and a vocal critic of the Medicaid expansion referendum in Maine passed by the voters in 2017, is reported to have been chosen to become Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Director of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. She would replace Tim Hill, currently the acting Deputy Administrator and Director.

The news comes on the same day as the release of a new national study from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office and the National Center for Health Statistics showing that low-income people in states that have not expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo necessary medical care than the poor in states which have accepted expansion.

The appointment news comes from DC-based reporters from Politico and The Hill and is reported in the Portland Press Herald.

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