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October 29, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Election Day is Next Week: 8 Physicians are Candidates for the 129th Maine Legislature
Health Insurance Marketplace 2019 Open Enrollment Begins Thursday, November 1
Ten Takeaways from the Surgeon General's Opioid Report
Bangor Daily News & Portland Press Herald Oppose Question 1
Trump Proposal Seeks to Reduce Some Medicare Drug Prices, Encourage Employees to Purchase Health Insurance
Pen Bay & Waldo Hospitals Host Cancer Education Series November 7: Understanding Lung Cancer
"Great American Smokeout" November 15th
MMC Medical Education Department Launches Medical Journal; Submissions Sought
Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Retirement - Tuesday, November 13 5pm
Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline for Enrollment at Discounted Price: November 30th
AMA to CMS: Fund Quality Measures Developed by Physicians
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
MMA Legislative Committee's Organizational Meeting Scheduled for December 6
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
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
MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentation - Portland - November 26
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Dec 8, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Primary Care Physician
PCHC wants to add more Family Physicians at Multiple Locations!
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
OB/GYN Physician Opportunity
Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director
Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
Podiatrist (Non-Surgical)
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Seeking Medical Director for Family Medical Practice in Waterville, ME
Director of Finance
Physician – Leeds
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Internal Medicine Physician
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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MMA Legislative Committee's Organizational Meeting Scheduled for December 6

 The organizational meeting of the MMA Legislative Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. (dinner available at 5:30 p.m.) at the Frank O. Stred Building, 30 Association Drive in Manchester.  Because the Committee will be discussing the MMA’s legislative agenda for the next two years, medical specialty societies are strongly encouraged to have one or more representatives at the meeting.  Any interested member also is welcome.  Please RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at slepoff@mainemed.com or 622-3374, ext. 213.

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.

While the date is not certain, since the newly elected leadership of the next (129th) Legislature can change it, this action makes it highly likely that cloture will not occur before that date. Any party or organization that wishes to have a bill considered in the 129th Legislature must have located a Senate or House sponsor and have at least a title for the bill, if not the whole language, in time for the bill to be submitted before cloture.

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