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November 19, 2018
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has adopted new requirements for its newborn screening program.
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).
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.
Office visits to primary care physicians have declined, while visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants increased.
Open Enrollment for 2019 health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace began on November 1 and ends on December 15, 2018.
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.
All are welcome to help the MMA determine its legislative agenda for the 129th Maine Legislature. Read More
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.
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 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.
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.
Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.
Maine Quality Counts 1-hour noon webinar presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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