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October 29, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Election Day is Next Week: 8 Physicians are Candidates for the 129th Maine Legislature

The MMA says, "Good luck!" to all the physician candidates and urges all physicians to vote!

REMINDER:  MMA's Legislative Committee will hold its organizational meeting for the new legislature on Thursday, December 6th.  See related article in the newsletter. Read More


Health Insurance Marketplace 2019 Open Enrollment Begins Thursday, November 1

Open Enrollment begins this Thursday, November 1, 2018 for 2019 health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment for 2019 only lasts for 6 weeks and will end on December 15, 2018. Read More


Ten Takeaways from the Surgeon General's Opioid Report

In a new report on the opioid epidemic, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, highlights the need for a cultural shift in the nation's perception of substance-abuse disorders (SUDs). He emphasizes that SUDs are chronic-but-treatable diseases.

 

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Bangor Daily News & Portland Press Herald Oppose Question 1

The Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald have issued editorials strongly opposing Question 1, the Maine referendum question that would increase taxes on high earners to fund universal home care for seniors.

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Trump Proposal Seeks to Reduce Some Medicare Drug Prices, Encourage Employees to Purchase Health Insurance

President Trump is proposing Medicare drug pricing based on prices paid in other advanced, industrial countries. The administration is also proposing new tax-free accounts for small businesses to allow employees to buy their own individual health insurance policies.

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Pen Bay & Waldo Hospitals Host Cancer Education Series November 7: Understanding Lung Cancer

Journey to Health is pleased to partner with providers from Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital to offer a new cancer education series. Incorporating the latest cancer research, these classes will cover cancer prevention, risk factors and risk reduction, what to expect during treatment and more.

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"Great American Smokeout" November 15th

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November.  The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives – not just for a day, but year round. The Great American Smokeout provides an opportunity for individuals, community groups, businesses, health care providers, and others to encourage people to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and initiate a smoking cessation plan on the day of the event.

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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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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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Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline for Enrollment at Discounted Price: November 30th

 

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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AMA to CMS: Fund Quality Measures Developed by Physicians

See the AMA's most recent efforts to keep physicians at the forefront of health care quality measure development. Read More


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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MMA Legislative Committee's Organizational Meeting Scheduled for December 6

All are welcome to help the MMA determine its legislative agenda for the 129th Maine Legislature. Read More


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

Primary Care Physician

Hometown Health Center, Newport, ME, seeks a doctor to serve as a leader within its patient centered medical home model.
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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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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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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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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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