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April 1, 2019

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Defendant in Aroostook County Jail Should Remain on MAT, Court Says

Last Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen issued an important order in a case known as Smith v. Aroostook County, et. als. brought by the ACLU of Maine.  The MMA, Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians (MAPP), and the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine (NNESAM) all joined a brief of amicus curiae in support of the plaintiff's position.

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CMS Urged to Adopt Better Cost Measures in MIPS

The AMA encourages CMS to improve cost measures in MIPS, including the removal of the Total Per Capita Cost (TPCC) measure.

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Northern Maine Medical Center Among Top 20 Rural Hospitals in US

Northern Maine Medical Center has been named one of the top 20 rural community hospitals in the United States...for the third consecutive year.

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Public Health Updates from the AMA

Click through for a brief update on recent public health issues, provided by the American Medical Association's electronic publication, Morning Rounds.

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Governor Ends 24-month Prior Authorization Requirement for MAT

On March 14, 2019, Governor Janet Mills signed a Supplemental Budget 2018-19, which Includes the removal of the 24-month Prior Authorization (PA) requirement for members receiving Methadone or Suboxone treatment.

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Webinar: Estate Planning 101 - Managing Risks to Your Wealth

This webinar presented by Baystate Financial will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6-7pm.

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Photos from Physicians' Day at the Legislature 2019

Click through for photos of various events during Physicians' Day at the Legislature.


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Boards Seek Comments on Proposed Rule for Office-based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

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.
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MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, April 2nd

The Maine Legislature is in full swing, with over 1470 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, April 2nd, at 8 p.m.

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State House Highlights of the Week: HCIFS Committee Hears Bills on Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Prudent Layperson Standard, Lead

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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Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT - Sat 4/6 in Biddeford

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. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this. Motivational Interviewing is a technique using specific skills and has proven to yield better outcomes when used in the strategic treatment of youth engaging in substance misuse.
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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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22nd Maine Pain Symposium on May 1 8am-4:30pm at University of New England

Presented by Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care:
22nd Maine Pain Symposium "Balancing Pain Management With The Opioid Crisis: Are We Making Progress?" at UNE Biddeford Campus

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BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner

Western Maine Family Health Center (Livermore Falls, Maine) seeks a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or experienced Family Nurse Practitioner to provide healthcare to people of all ages.
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Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise

Maine Maritime Academy is looking for a physician for its annual training cruise this summer. 
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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