June 10, 2019

In This Issue
Governor Signs Bill Enacting "Prudent Layperson" Standard
Maine Public Health Association Awards to Dr. Lani Graham and Others
Maine Medical Center Wins $14 Million Grant from AMA
Women Officers Highlight 2019 AMA Annual Meeting
CVS-Aetna Merger Hearing Concludes
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
New HIPAA Guidelines for Business Associates
MedHelp Maine Seeks Data on Unaffordable Medicines
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, June 11th
Firearm Safe Storage Bill Fails in House, and Other State House Highlights of the Week
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program
MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - June 5 in Augusta
Maine Professionals Health Program 1-day wellness conference June 13, 2019 - Augusta Civic Center
2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland
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
The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs June 21 and October 29
2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

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CVS-Aetna Merger Hearing Concludes

[from AMA Morning Rounds]

Modern Healthcare (6/5, Luthi, Subscription Publication) reports that “witnesses in favor of the CVS-Aetna merger appeared to make headway on Wednesday in convincing a federal judge that at least one concern raised about the $70 billion deal doesn’t pose an anticompetitive threat.” Although “U.S. District Judge Richard Leon still voiced concerns that the merger could bring anticompetitive advantages for CVS Health, he appeared sympathetic to the testimony from company witnesses about the likely effect on insurer WellCare’s Medicare prescription drug business.” Even though “Aetna divested its Medicare Part D business to WellCare to alleviate Justice Department competition concerns...CVS still serves as WellCare’s pharmacy benefit manager and could have an incentive to undermine the insurer because it owns its competitor.” The piece adds that “the AMA in a statement pushed back on ‘attempts to mischaracterize the AMA as a competitor to CVS’s retail health clinics.’”


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