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March 25, 2019
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MMA Extends its Appreciation to Maine Physicians in Observance of Doctors' Day, March 30th
The Board of Directors and staff of the MMA wish to thank MMA members and all the physicians of Maine for your service to the patients of our state.
The AMA has been working to improve the prior authorization process as described in this article and the MMA has been part of this effort. As described in earlier editions of this newsletter, the MMA has partnered with Senator Geoffrey Gratwick, M.D. on L.D. 705, An Act Regarding the Process for Obtaining Prior Authorization for Health Insurance Purposes, a bill which has had a public hearing before the Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services Committee and will be scheduled for a work session in the next week.
Learn more about the What You Can Do initiative from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program.
It is common that patient searches for information and products related to the word "vaccine" yield top results pointing to harmfully inaccurate information about immunization safety. This place of prominence given to medical disinformation is deeply troubling to America's physicians, especially amid alarming new reports regarding measles, tetanus and other vaccine-preventable conditions.
See helpful resources from CMS.
Click through for photos of various events during Physicians' Day at the Legislature.
The Board of Licensure in Medicine, State Board of Nursing, and Board of Osteopathic Licensure propose to adopt a new joint rule regarding office-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, March 26th
The Maine Legislature is in full swing, with over 1,200 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 26th, at 8 p.m.
Click through for news on the past week's developments in the Legislature and from the Governor's office.
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.
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.
NAMI Maine is excited to announce that Dr.
Sally Spencer-Thomas is our keynote speaker.
Mid Coast Maine - Adult Psychiatrist and/ Psychiatric NP/PA Opportunity
Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist or NP/PA to join its expanding team located in Rockland, Maine.
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
Penobscot Community Health Care is seeking a Pediatrician in our Penobscot Pediatrics in Bangor. Become a part of the legendary Penobscot Pediatrics, at our new location set to open fall of 2019.
Medical Director - Maine Mobile Health Program
The Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP) seeks a Medical Director to support its mission of improving the health status of Maine’s seasonal workers and their families by providing culturally appropriate care and services in an all-mobile health center setting.
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.
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.
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician
Area Health Center seeks aBC/BE Family Medicine Physician to provide medical care to people of all ages. 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
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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