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October 15, 2018
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MMA Listening Session in Waterville on Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
Join MMA officers and executive staff in Waterville on Thursday, October 18.
Mary Mayhew, Governor LePage's DHHS Commissioner and former Maine gubernatorial candidate, is reported to have been chosen to lead Medicaid, the federal program that provides health care coverage to low-income Americans. She was a vocal critic of the Medicaid expansion referendum in Maine, passed by the voters in 2017.
The MMA Board of Directors will meet this coming Wednesday, being joined by six new board members. Two Resolutions passed by the membership at the Annual Session will lead the agenda along with updates on renovations to the Stred Building and the EVP Search.
The US CDC reports rising rates of children who are not being vaccinated against preventable communicable diseases.
The AMA has formed a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)/Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Workgroup to develop an alternative to a provision in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule/Quality Payment Program proposed rule that would collapse the current five levels of evaluation and management (E/M) office visits for new and established patients down to two.
On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division approved the planned merger of CVS and Aetna, creating a massive, $68 billion health care system.
The Maine Medical Association is one of the primary sponsors of the Maine Public Health Association annual conference on October 16, 2018, focusing on Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine. Click for more information on the program, including a registration link.
An extensive report and cover letter will be sent by MMA this coming week to all state legislative candidates. The report provides details on each recommendation of the Maine Opiate Collaborative and what progress has been made on each recommendation. There is much left to be done although much progress has been made in reducing opioid prescribing.
On Tuesday, October 2nd, MMA Deputy EVP & General Counsel Andrew MacLean and Philip Caper, M.D. appeared before the Task Force to discuss the MMA's current policy statement on health care reform and the organization's history in the state and national health care reform debate.
Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.
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.
The leadership of the Maine Legislature has set December 21, 2018 for cloture, the date by which new bills to be considered in the 129th Legislature must have sponsors and titles submitted.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
We are seeking a full-time, podiatrist to provide a full scope of general, non-surgical podiatric services to HAN patients in Lincoln, Maine.
Unique Leadership Opportunity - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME
One of the nation’s leading rural hospitals seeks an
experienced and visionary Leader to join our Team as Chief Financial
Officer. Read More
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. Read More
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
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
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
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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