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April 8, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA Committee Releases Updated Policy Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide Before Legislature's Debate of Issue

An ad hoc committee established by the MMA Board of Directors, chaired by Past President and emergency physician Charles Pattavina, M.D., has drafted a Statement that will be presented for consideration by the Board at a regular business meeting on April 24th and will be shared with the Health & Human Services Committee on Wednesday, April 10th when the Committee considers L.D. 1313, An Act to Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act.

 

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Maine School Immunization Rates Continue Downward Trend, Pertussis Rises

While the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee sits poised to vote on a bill to eliminate non-medical exemptions, the reason for the bill becomes even more apparent: the rate of nonmedical exemptions in schoolchildren rose last year from 5.0% to 5.6%, and the rate of kindergarten children immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella fell from 94.3% to 93.8%.

 

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Federal Judge to Hold Hearing on CVS-Aetna Merger in May

A federal judge in the District of Columbia has decided to hold a hearing in May to hear from the AMA and other opponents of the merger.

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Kentucky Physicians Pass Bill to Fix Prior Authorization. Will Maine Do the Same?

Kentucky patients will have speedier access to treatment as a result of a new law reforming health insurance company prior authorization processes.

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This Week's 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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Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations

2019 MICIS learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.

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2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers.  Nominations for the 2019 award are due by July 31.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, April 9th

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 9th, at 8 p.m.

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State House Highlights of the Week: Tobacco, Tanning, and Public Health in HHS; Short-Term Health Plans and Consumer Assistance in HCIFS

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

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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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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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April 24 - Meeting Medicare's Quality Payment Program Requirements: Overview & Assistance

Healthcentric Advisors event on Medicare's Quality Payment Program requirements for Performance Year 2019 Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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Gastroenterology Lead Physician - Bangor, Maine

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exceptional opportunity for a physician leader to join our growing hospital based practice.
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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


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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