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October 22, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA Opposed to Question One on November 6 Ballot

Following preparation of a White Paper reviewing the issue prepared by MMA Associate Counsel Peter Michaud, J.D., RN,, the MMA Board of Directors in August voted to oppose Question One on the ballot. Question 1 is a citizens' initiative that seeks to create a Universal Home Care Program by establishing a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes ($128,400 in 2018).

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MMC Medical Education Department Launches Medical Journal; Submissions Sought

Maine Medical Center’s Medical Education Department is launching the state’s only peer-reviewed medical journal dedicated to original research in the health sciences and is seeking submissions from all professionals working in a clinical healthcare and/or medical education setting.

 

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Listening Sessions Bring Together MMA Members, Leadership

The MMA held two listening sessions in the past two weeks, in Newcastle and Waterville. MMA officers and advocacy staff heard from area members about various topics of interest.

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MMA Senior Section Luncheon Wednesday to Feature Election Issues

MMA's Senior Section will hold its final luncheon of the year this coming Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the offices of the Maine Dental Association (adjacent to the Frank Stred Building in Manchester). The program will consist of a panel of state house experts discussing the potential implications of the Nov. 6 election on healthcare in Maine. 

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Report on MMA Board of Directors Meeting, Oct. 17, 2018

The MMA Board of Directors held its regularly scheduled meeting last Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Manchester and handled a variety of business including the two Resolutions passed by members at the Annual Session in September, recommendations on opioid harm reduction strategies and process issues regarding the upcoming search for a new MMA Executive Vice President. The Board also elected three members at large to serve for the next year on the Executive Committee.

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AMA Submits Comments on the OPPS and ASC Proposed Rule

 See the AMA's comments on this important federal rule-making.

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Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Retirement - Tuesday, November 13 5pm

The Changing Landscape of Retirement: Are You Correctly Allocated For These Financial Times? 
Webinar presented by Baystate Financial and the Maine Medical Association on Tuesday, November 13 from 5-6pm.

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AMA Receives High Ranking in Study of Major National Associations

Public policy advocacy is an important way that medical societies such as the AMA and MMA seek to demonstrate relevance to members.

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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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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


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. 

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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


MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentation - Portland - November 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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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Dec 8, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6

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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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine

Northern Light 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. Read More


OB/GYN Physician Opportunity

Franklin Community Health Network is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible OB/GYN physician to join their hospital-employed practice located in Farmington, Maine. 
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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


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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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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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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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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Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth

Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth location of the Bucksport Regional Health 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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