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June 10, 2019
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Governor Signs Bill Enacting "Prudent Layperson" Standard
Last Friday Governor Janet Mills signed LD 1155 into law. It enacts a "prudent layperson" standard for determining when an insurance carrier may not deny or reduce benefits for a patient presenting to an emergency department on the grounds that the patient's condition turned out not to be an emergency.
Dr. Lani Graham, a career-long advocate for public health and safety, was awarded the Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award by the Maine Public Health Association.
MMC is one of 8 winners around the nation of the AMA's grants which are designed to transform residency to meet the changing workforce needs of the country's healthcare systems.
The Maine delegation is in Chicago with physician representatives from all state and national specialty society delegations for the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting from June 8-12, 2019.
A federal court hearing on the proposed merger of CVS and Aetna concluded last week with testimony from witnesses favoring the merger and asserting that it does not pose a threat to competition in the healthcare marketplace.
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.]
A new fact sheet from the US DHHS Office of Civil Rights sets out HIPAA requirements for business associates.
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?
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, June 11th
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 11th, at 8 p.m.
A summary of the MMA's legislative advocacy at the Maine State House last week.
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.
Quality Counts is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.
Join us for this three-hour presentation by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS): Wednesday, June 5 at the Augusta Civic Center.
MPHP is inviting all interested to join us for a comprehensive 1-day wellness
conference on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Read More
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.
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
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
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.
2019 MICIS learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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