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March 11, 2019

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Physicians' Day and Immunization BIll Hearings at the Legislature March 13th

Make plans to wear that white coat you dig out of your closet and plan to join your colleagues in the State House Hall of Flags on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 9:00am - 3:00pm for Physicians' Day at the Legislature. Meetings are being scheduled with House and Senate leadership and with the Governor. This is an unusual opportunity for physicians to be heard directly, and it's a good time to meet with your own state representative and senator. Plus, this year there's more.

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AMA and Other Health Groups Strongly Object to Title X Family Planning Rule

Last year, the AMA filed comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to express strong concerns about proposed regulatory changes to the federal family planning program, Title X. On Feb. 22, the Trump administration issued the final rule.

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US House Committee to Hold Hearing on Gun Violence Prevention Funding

CNN (3/7, Howard) reports that the House Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the possibility of using federal funding to go towards “gun violence prevention research.”  

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CALL TO ACTION: Bills on Prior Authorization, Step Therapy, and Clinical Peer Utilization Review Before the Legislature on Thursday

You have an opportunity to comment on your experiences with health insurance carrier prior authorization practices, "step therapy" protocols, and the qualifications of individuals performing utilization review activities before the Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services Committee this Thursday, March 14th.

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AMA Answers Call for Solutions to Rising Health Care Costs

AMA makes suggestions to Congress about opportunities for health care cost containment.

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MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, March 12th

The Maine Legislature is in full swing, with over 1,100 bills printed. All committees are holding public hearings and work sessions and voting on bills. That means there's lots of work to do on the MMA Legislative Calls. The next call will be Tuesday, March 12th, at 8 p.m.

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State House Highlights of the Week: Paid Sick Leave, Budget, and Others

Click through for news on the past week's developments in the Legislature and from the Governor's office.

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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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Maine Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 23, 2019

The Maine Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (MSOS) is hosting its Annual Meeting on March 23, 2019 at the Maine Medical Association. The meeting will focus on current issues facing Orthopaedic Surgeons in Maine and initiatives of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on April 6 and June 8

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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NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019

NAMI Maine is excited to announce that Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is our keynote speaker.

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Board Certified Family Physician - Newport, RI

East Bay Community Action Program, a Federally Qualified Health Center, has a full-time opportunity for a RI-licensed, board-certified Family Physician to join our location at 6 John H. Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI.  
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Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area. 
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BC/BE Family Medicine Physician

Strong Area Health Center seeks aBC/BE Family Medicine Physician to provide medical care to people of all ages. Read More

Part-time Physician for Academic Year Contract Position

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) seeks physician for a part-time, academic year contract position.
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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

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

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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