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May 13, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Doctors for Maine's Future Bill Passes House & Senate Unanimously

LD 440, a bill sponsored by Senator Linda Sanborn, M.D. that will fund the "Doctors for Maine's Future" program, passed both the House and Senate by unanimous votes.

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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. [This article is updated weekly.]

 
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Cumberland County Physicians: Join the MMA at the Foreside Tavern in Falmouth on Thursday, May 16

Cumberland County physicians are invited to join the MMA for informal conversation with friends and colleagues and to let us know how MMA can better serve you.

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Ways to Avoid Invalid NDC Code Claim Rejections

Click through for a link to a Maine Hospital Association article about avoiding MaineCare claim rejections.

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2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland

National Government Services, serving as your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), is dedicated to providing superior customer service and is committed to finding new ways to improve upon that service. We appreciate your commitment to excellence, your efforts in working with us and in serving our beneficiary community. As a result, we are inviting you to participate in the annual ‘National Government Services Listening Tour’. Meeting sites have been set up by state and you are invited to attend the location nearest you.
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Tick Aware and Tick Alert - May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine

Lyme disease remains the most common tickborne disease in Maine.  Providers reported over 1,400 cases in 2018 (preliminary data as of 3/25/19). While ticks can be active at any temperature above freezing, they are most active in warmer months. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine, and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is asking health care providers to help stress the importance of tick education.

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Alfond Leaders Program Seeking More Applicants for Student Debt Relief - Applications Being Accepted Through May 15

The Harold Alfond Foundation and the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) opened another application cycle to provide student loan debt relief for Maine residents who are employed by a Maine-based business in the STEM-related fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Applications can now be accepted through May 15, 2019.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, May 14th

The Maine Legislature is in full swing, with over 1700 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, May 14th, at 8 p.m.

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Vaccine Drama Continues, and Other State House Highlights of the Week

Please see a summary of the MMA's legislative advocacy at the Maine State House last week.

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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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Treatment & Prevention of Medical & Mental Health Emergencies -Substances & Gun Violence -May 17 & 18

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Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program

Quality Counts is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.

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"Trust Me, I’m a (Certified) Doctor: Innovations and Improvements in Maintenance of Certification” - Thursday, May 23

Learn about changes to the Maintenance of Certification Program and changes being instituted by the American Board of Pediatrics. Presenter: Marshall L. Land, Jr.

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MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - May 29 in Brewer, June 5 in Augusta

Choose one of two dates for this three-hour presentation by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS): Wednesday, May 29 at Jeff's Catering in Brewer or Wednesday, June 5 at the Augusta Civic Center.

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Free MAT Training at CMMC June 1

Tri-County Mental Health and the United Way are sponsoring free X-waiver training at CMMC on June 1.

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Topics in Gastroenterology 2019 Update - June 1, 2019 Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine (6 CME)

The Maine Gastroenterology Society invites you to the "2019 GI Update"  (6 CME).  Please contact Gail Begin gbegin@mainemed.com for more information.
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MaineGeneral Xwaiver Training for Staff - June 3

MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on June 3 in Augusta. Please share the attached flyer with your provider networks. It is free and open to all MaineGeneral medical staff.

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Maine Professionals Health Program 1-day wellness conference June 13, 2019 - Augusta Civic Center

The MPHP is inviting all interested to join us for a comprehensive 1-day wellness conference on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Read More


The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs – June 21 and October 29

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative will be offering two training programs in 2019. The first will be June 21 in Waterville at Colby College. And the second on October 29 in South Portland at the Double Tree hotel as the Youth Concussion track at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. Read More


Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019

Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings -  3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019. Read More


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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Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations

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

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is seeking an additional Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist for its outpatient health facility in Presque Isle.  This is an outpatient only position with 24/7 Hospitalist support for all admissions.
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BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of five well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Bangor community.
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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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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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