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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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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.

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

This 3-hour presentation is an updated version of the broad clinical and legal review of opioid prescribing in Maine first presented by MICIS in 2017.

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has established a new CME rule which is currently effective. All its licensees, whether MDs or Physician Assistants, must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not. No BOLIM licensee is exempt from this requirement.  

MICIS, a program of the Maine Medical Association, is scheduling five 3-hour presentations on opioid prescribing in different regions of the state which are designed to fulfill this requirement.  Registration is open for:  

AUGUSTA: Tuesday, October 16 at the Augusta Civic Center REGISTER HERE

WELLS: Wednesday, October 17 at Village By The Sea REGISTER HERE

PORTLAND: Monday, November 26 at Fireside Inn REGISTER HERE

Presentations were held in Brewer on August 21 and Auburn on September 12.  

Topics and Learning Objectives:

How Did We Get Here: (1) review 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines, (2) understand morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs), (3) Assess alternative treatments for acute and chronic pain

Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities: (1) review best practices in opioid prescribing practice transformation, including team-based care, (2) understand benefits of buprenorphine prescribing, anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk

    Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine: learn about recent changes in (1) Maine statutes related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (2) rules from licensing boards related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (3) rules from Maine DHHS relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery

    The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association. 

    This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine. 

    The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    For more information, contact Susan Kring at 480-4190 or skring@mainemed.com

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