December 17, 2018

In This Issue
Governor-Elect Mills Nominates Jeanne Lambrew, PhD as HHS Commissioner
MMA Holiday Hours
U.S. Federal Court in Texas Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act
Maine on the Short End of Federal Opioid Funding
Important Notification to Physicians & Staff from CMS
PCSS Offers Free 8-hour X-waiver Course for MAT
Measles Cases Rise, Pockets of Vaccine Refusal Threaten Community Health
End-of-year CME Opportunities Available Through AMA
AMA Podcast on Alternative Payment Models
Legislative Leaders Selected; Constitutional Officers Elected
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety - Monday, December 17 5pm Augusta
Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline for Enrollment: January 30, 2019
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
Urgent Care Physician - South Portland, ME
Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO
Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Primary Care Physician – Family Practice
Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners in multiple locations – BlueWater Emergency Partners
Physician – Leeds
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
Anesthesiologist - Kennebec Anesthesia Associates PA
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

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Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety - Monday, December 17 5pm Augusta

Free - Advanced Registration is Required

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Monday, December 17, 2018
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta ME

Check in begins at 4:30
Light Snacks will be provided

This 3-hour presentation is an updated version of the broad, clinical and legal review of opioid prescribing in Maine first presented by MICIS in 2017.  The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has established a new CME rule which is currently effective.  All of its licensees, whether MDs or Physician Assistants, must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.  No BOLIM licensee is exempt from this requirement.

Topics and Learning Objectives:

How Did We Get Here?
-Review 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines.
-Understand MMEs (morphine milligram equivalents).
-Assess alternative treatments for acute and chronic pain.

Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities
-Review best practices in opioid prescribing practice transformation, including team-based care.
-Understand the benefits of buprenorphine prescribing.
-Anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk.

Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine
-Learn about recent changes in Maine statutes relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery.
-Learn about recent changes in the rules from licensing boards relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery.
-Learn about recent changes in the rules from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recover.

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, J.D., R.N.

This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L.2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS www.micismaine.org) is a program of the Maine Medical Association.


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