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July 22, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Court Upholds non-ACA-Compliant Short-term Health Plan Rules
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
Opponents of New Vaccine Bill Seek Repeal; Petitions Circulated
Governor's Opioid Summit Draws over 1,150 to Augusta Civic Center
CMS Expands Scope of Approved Ambulatory BP Monitoring
MMA Hosts 16th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Maine Medical Education Trust Scholarships
MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award - Final Week to Submit a Nomination
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program
ACU Annual Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from July 28th-31st
MICIS Opioid Education Presentations Available
Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth - August 16
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Physician
Physician Director of Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner
Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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MICIS Opioid Education Presentations Available

MICIS, the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service, has been providing evidence-based prescribing education at medical practices and hospitals since 2008.  In 2019, MICIS is offering presentations on the following topics:

  • Clinical Opioid Update 2019
  • Legal Opioid Update 2019
  • Co-prescribing Benzodiazepines & Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Opioid Risk
  • Opioid Use Disorder & Medication-Assisted Recovery: Caring For Our Communities (presented in 2018)
  • Managing Depression in Older Patients (Note: this is not an opioid topic.)
A 3-hour presentation including Clinical Opioid Update 2019, Legal Opioid Update 2019, and Co-prescribing Benzodiazepines & Opioids is available.

In addition, individual academic detailing sessions are available to prescribers of opioids on these topics:

  • Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Pain who are Prescribed Opioids
  • Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing

Visit www.micismaine.org for information about MICIS education outreach and academic detailing, and to request a presentation at your medical practice or hospital.

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