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October 22, 2018
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the AMA's comments on this important federal rule-making.
The Changing Landscape of Retirement: Are You Correctly Allocated For These Financial Times?
Public policy advocacy is an important way that medical societies such as the AMA and MMA seek to demonstrate relevance to members.
The US CDC reports rising rates of children who are not being vaccinated against preventable communicable diseases.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth
location of the Bucksport Regional Health 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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