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January 21, 2019
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New Year Quality Payment Program To-do List
See the following advice from the AMA.
See the following observations about the political situation in Washington, D.C. from the AMA's advocacy staff.
Several actions related to the pricing of drugs took place in Washington, D.C. this past week.
Impress your friends and family by serving as Doctor of the Day in the Maine Legislature. Receive a standing ovation by both chambers of the Maine Legislature. Have your picture taken with your State Senator and Representative. Watch proudly as your school-age children serve as honorary pages in the House or Senate. Help to enhance the reputation of the medical profession among legislators.
Documents indicate members of the Sackler family may have directed Purdue Pharma efforts to mislead the public about pain medication.
An article from PBS provides a chart comparing the Democrats' eight plans...but none from Republicans...for universal health care. Examine the similarities and differences.
Free webinar on Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm presented by Baystate Financial.
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.
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, January 22nd
The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resume soon, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The next call will be Tuesday, January 22nd, at 8 p.m.
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.
Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.
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.
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
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
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
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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