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December 24, 2018
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MMA Holiday Hours
The Maine Medical Association offices in Manchester will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1. The MMA Board and staff wish all our members and their families all the best for the holidays and for 2019. We appreciate your membership. In November, MMA active membership passed 3000 for the first time in the 165 year history of the organization.
Committee assignments for the 129th Legislature were announced this past week. This may be the first time in Maine's history that the Health and Human Services Committee is chaired by two physicians. Geoffrey Gratwick, M.D. is the Senate Chair and Patricia Hymanson, M.D. is the House Chair. In addition, first time Senator Ned Claxton, M.D. will also serve on the Committee.
Suboxone, a medication to treat opioid use disorder, was the second most prescribed drug in Maine in 2016-2017.
Dr. Shahriar Anoushfar, a general surgeon who moved to Fort Kent in March 2018, provided the funding for a holiday dinner for 300 elderly and needy persons in the area last Saturday.
Federal government data reveal only a slight dip in ACA enrollment after the elimination of the penalty formerly imposed for failing to do so.
Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.
All Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program contracts expire on December 31, 2018. Starting January 1, 2019, there will be a temporary gap in the entire DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program that CMS expects will last until December 31, 2020.
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) has developed a new 8-hour MAT waiver course, funded by SAMHSA, that's entirely online. No more looking for local trainings. No more traveling out of town or even out of state. Get the training you need to prescribe buprenorphine to your patients with opioid use disorder.
Legislative Leaders Selected; Constitutional Officers Elected
Presiding officers and leadership have been determined for the upcoming 129th 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.
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
Presentation by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) at the Augusta Civic Center 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.
Urgent Care Physician - South Portland, ME
AFC Urgent Care is hiring for an Urgent Care Physician in South Portland, ME. The incoming Physician will perform a fundamental role in the development of this new practice.
Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO
Northern Light Inland Hospital is seeking a full time board certified/board eligible MD/DO to join a well-established outpatient practice for outpatient internal medicine and geriatrics.
Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine
Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full-time BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to join a well-established practice located at Brunswick Station.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
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
The Primary Care Physician provides the full scope of
primary care services commensurate with his/her field of training and State of
Maine licensure; duties include, but not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, coordinator
of care, preventative care and provision of health maintenance services to
patients of all or applicable life cycles. Read More
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
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
Anesthesia Associates PA seeks an Anesthesiologist to work in Augusta and
Waterville, Maine. 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
Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical
professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received,
for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More
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