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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Maine AG Sues Purdue Pharma for Deceptive Opioid Marketing

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has filed a lawsuit in Kennebec Superior Court against Purdue Pharma, alleging unfair trade practices in opioid marketing.

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Reported Measles Cases Continue to Rise

Reported 2019 measles cases in the US have risen to 971, higher than any annual total since 1992.

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New HIPAA Guidelines for Business Associates

A new fact sheet from the US DHHS Office of Civil Rights sets out HIPAA requirements for business associates.


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AMA Opioid Task Force Recommendations Offer Roadmap to Policymakers

The task force's new recommendations focus on barriers to treatment for substance use disorder and pain and other policies that result in so few patients receiving care. These include prior authorization, step therapy and other administrative burdens as well as inadequate enforcement of state and federal parity laws.

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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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Governor Mills Announces Opioid Response Summit July 15th

Day-long summit will bring together national and state leaders to collaborate on the state’s ongoing response to the opioid crisis and help inform future initiatives to combat it.

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MedHelp Maine Seeks Data on Unaffordable Medicines

Do you have patients who can't afford to fill their prescriptions or who skip doses or split tablets to save money? Does this medication nonadherence result in avoidable hospitalizations and compromised health?

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, June 4th

The Maine Legislature is in full swing, with over 1760 bills printed. As we approach statutory adjournment date (June 19th), public hearings and work sessions are beginning to tail off while voting on bills increases. There's still work to do on the MMA Legislative Calls. The next call will be Tuesday, June 4th, at 8 p.m.

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"Death With Dignity" Bill Passes House and Senate, and Other State House Highlights of the Week

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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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


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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MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - June 5 in Augusta

Join us for this three-hour presentation by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS): Wednesday, June 5 at the Augusta Civic Center.

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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


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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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


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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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Belgrade Regional Health Center seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) to provide primary care to people of all ages. As a NCQA-Patient-Centered Medical Home, the health center offers accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services.
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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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