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July 29, 2019
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McKusick Lecture Welcomes Tufts Maine Track Class of 2023
Forty new medical students began their medical education last week in the Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Medical Center program. Read More
Maine CDC’s Public
Health Nursing Program (“PHN”) values its important partnership with Maine’s
Birthing Hospitals. Together, we work to
ensure the health and safety of mothers and their babies. Previous Department directives for referrals to
PHN indicated that PHN served only families who were MaineCare-insured or
uninsured with “indicated health concerns.” Starting today and moving forward, all prenatal
and postpartum women and all newborns and infants up to 12 months of age may be
referred to PHN for appropriate services and supports, regardless of insurance
status. Read More
Nominations are due by Wednesday, August 7 for the 2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer.
The AMA will continue to seek improvements in the surprise billing legislation during the August recess and when the House returns in September. The MMA will coordinate efforts with the AMA. The 128th Maine Legislature enacted "surprise billing" legislation several years ago, P.L. 2017, Chapter 218. Read More
Maine Family Planning (MFP) seeks advocacy partners in response to changes in the federal government's Title X program. Read More
The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is offering 1-hour individual Academic Detailing sessions on two topics: Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Paid who Are Prescribed Opioids and Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing. www.micismaine.org
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.]
The AMA worked with the Maine Medical Association and other state medical associations with an Aetna and CVS presence to protect physician and patient interests in the transaction. Read More
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
Now that the Maine Legislature has adjourned sine die, our MMA legislative calls are on hold. Watch this space in late autumn for information about an in-person meeting to prepare for the Second Regular Session (2020) of the 129th Maine Legislature.
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.
Presentations can be scheduled at medical practices and hospitals on clinical and legal opioid updates, co-prescribing benzodiazepines & opioids, and opioid use disorder & medication assisted recovery. Learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.
Collaborating to Address the Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth
conference for family and pediatric providers and school nurses. Read More
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) has its final training program
for 2019 on October 9 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine
Chapter. MCMI training will be listed as the Youth Concussion Track. Read More
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
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