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February 25, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MMA Pursues Prior Authorization Reform in 129th Maine Legislature
HHS Releases Proposed Rule on Drug Rebates
Legislation to Address Gun Violence Advances in the House
Maine Seeks Federal Waiver to Assist Opioid Response
Medical Care a Bit Rough in 1860s Maine
HHS Final Rule Seeks to Curb Title X Funding
MMA Wants Your Feedback: Physician Wellness Survey
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, February 26th
State House Highlights of the Week: A Packed House in HHS for Hearings on Banning Liquid Nicotine, Requiring Vitamin K Injections
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MaineGeneral Offering X Waiver Training March 9th in Waterville
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on March 2 and April 6
Maine Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 23, 2019
NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Board Certified Family Physician
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician
Part-time Physician for Academic Year Contract Position
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
PCHC in need of Pediatrician at Multiple Locations!
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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Maine Seeks Federal Waiver to Assist Opioid Response

The Portland Press Herald, in an article on February 22nd, reported that the Department will seek to eliminate a 16 bed limit on substance use disorder treatment facilities.It quotes Commissioner Lambrew's statement: “With this waiver application, DHHS is committing to advancing a seamless system of community-based, residential, and institutional substance use disorder and behavioral health services, including prevention to promote the wellbeing of children in our state. That much-needed demonstration will yield critical information about how we can improve the delivery of these services.”

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