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October 15, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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.

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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, 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.

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Agenda for MMA Board Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

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.

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Rates of Unvaccinated Children Have Quadrupled Since 2001, CDC Says

The US CDC reports rising rates of children who are not being vaccinated against preventable communicable diseases.

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CPT®/RUC Workgroup on Evaluation and Management Convened

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.

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U.S. Department of Justice Approves CVS-Aetna Merger

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.

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MPHA Annual Conference October 16th: Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine

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.

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MMA Communicating with All State Legislative Candidates Regarding Lack of Progress in Addressing Maine Opiate Collaborative Recommendations

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.

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Legislature's Health Care Reform Task Force has Conversation with MMA

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.

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Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course

 

Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.

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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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Tentative Legislative Cloture Date December 21, 2018

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.

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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


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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Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program - Applications will close October 19!

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


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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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


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

Podiatrist (Non-Surgical)

We are seeking a full-time, podiatrist to provide a full scope of general, non-surgical podiatric services to HAN patients in Lincoln, Maine.
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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


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.
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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 FinanceRead More


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


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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