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January 21, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

New Year Quality Payment Program To-do List

See the following advice from the AMA.

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Issues to Watch in the 116th Congress

See the following observations about the political situation in Washington, D.C. from the AMA's advocacy staff.

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Drug Pricing Remains Hot Topic in Washington, D.C.

Several actions related to the pricing of drugs took place in Washington, D.C. this past week.

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Be a Rock Star! (as Doctor of the Day)

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.

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More Information About the Origins of the Opioid Problem

Documents indicate members of the Sackler family may have directed Purdue Pharma efforts to mislead the public about pain medication.

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Medicare-for-all plans: How Do They Compare?

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.

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Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial - Sources of Retirement Income

Free webinar on Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm presented by Baystate Financial.

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PCSS Offers Free On-line 8-hour X-waiver Course for MAT

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.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

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.

 

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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.

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Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline: January 30, 2019

 

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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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on 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

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


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. 
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PCHC in need of Pediatrician at Multiple Locations!

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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


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. 
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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.
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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


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


Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

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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