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November 19, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Expectations High for Mills Administration on Health Care Issues

Governor-elect Janet Mills has begun to assemble her team that will hit the ground running on Jan. 2, 2019 and she has repeatedly stated that among her first priorities are MaineCare expansion and tackling the opioid/drug epidemic.

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Legislature’s Coverage Task Force Issues Report

The Maine Legislature’s Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine issued its final report last week. It has issued recommendations in three subject areas.

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Athenahealth Inc. Sold

Athenahealth, the cloud-based EMR and billing service with over 900 employees in Belfast, was sold this past week for approximately $5.7 billion  or $135 per share. The buyer was private equity firm Veritas Capital and Elliott Management Corp.

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Maine Suicide Prevention Program/NAMI Maine Presents 2 Programs for Clinicians Nov. 30

NAMI Maine, in partnership with MMA, will present educational programs on Suicide Assessment and Prevention & Management of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in the Healthcare Setting.

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Rule Amends Blood Test Requirement for Newborns

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has adopted new requirements for its newborn screening program. 

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AMA Urges OIG to Create Value-Based Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor

In a comment letter responding to the "Request for Information regarding the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Beneficiary Inducement Civil Monetary Penalty," the AMA urged the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to create a new value-based anti-kickback safe harbor to facilitate coordinated care and to promote well-designed alternative payment models (APMs).

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New Web-based Decision Support Tool Helps With Chronic Pain Treatment

Patient–provider communication is critically important in pain management and predicts patient satisfaction better than actual decreases in reported pain. A new web-based decision support tool helps patients with chronic pain and their health care providers work together to better manage chronic pain. The tool is free of charge and can be accessed at ThePainAPP.com.

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Visits to Physicians for Primary Care Declined From 2012 to 2016

Office visits to primary care physicians have declined, while visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants increased.

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Health Insurance Marketplace 2019 Open Enrollment Now Through December 15, 2018

Open Enrollment for 2019 health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace began on November 1 and ends on December 15, 2018.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Leaders Selected; Others Seek to Become Constitutional Officers

Presiding officers and leadership have been determined for the upcoming 29th Maine Legislature. House Speaker Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) will retain her position, while Senator Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) will assume the position of Senate President as the result of the change in majority party in the Maine Senate.

 

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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


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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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


MaineGeneral to Offer X-waiver Course Dec. 11

MaineGeneral Hospital is offering a "half & half" opioid treatment course with Dr. RIchard Fein on Saturday, December 11, 2018. Get your DEA X-waiver and provide medication assisted treatment to your patients who need it.

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MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentation - 11/26 Portland & 11/28 Brewer

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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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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11/27 Webinar - Opioid Use Disorder & Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities

Maine Quality Counts 1-hour noon webinar presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) Read More


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

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners in multiple locations – BlueWater Emergency Partners

As evidenced by our greater than 90% retention rate, BlueWater is the employer of choice for emergency providers throughout New England. It is our mission to provide outstanding emergency care with thoughtfulness, respect, and compassion.
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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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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


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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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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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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