October 21, 2019

In This Issue
Celebrating 65 Years of MMA Leadership Gala Headlines Week of Activities at MMA
Vaccine "Skeptics" Qualify for March 3rd Ballot
Surprise Medical Bills: Physicians Want Market-Based Fixes
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
News From The Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine
MMA Gala October 26th - Tickets Still Available
MaineCare Adds Buprenorphine/Naloxone Tablets to Preferred List
Still Time to Register for MICIS/Qualidigm Opioid Webinars
MMA "Listening Session" in Portland on Friday, October 25
Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17th Honors Lani Graham, M.D.
From The Alzheimer's Association: Diagnosing Patients with Dementia
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
CDC to offer webinar on new law requiring Lead Testing for all 1 & 2 year olds - October 21
MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update 10/24 Dedham, 10/30 Portland, 3 November Dates
Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning November 13th
MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Nurse Practitioner
Physician Director of Primary Care
Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
Medical Director - Bucksport, ME
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

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Still Time to Register for MICIS/Qualidigm Opioid Webinars



Two More Opioid-Related Webinars



Time & Dates:

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Noon to 1 p.m. EST


*Each webinar qualifies for a maximum of 1 CME credit.



Join Qualidigm for this webinar series, offered as part of the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS), an innovative educational outreach program designed to provide independent clinical information to Maine physicians and other prescribers of medications. The primary goal of this series is to have a better understanding of and impact of Chapter 488 in Maine, improve patient outcomes, maintain a compassionate approach to chronic pain management, and improve the safety of opioid co-prescribing. MICIS is a program of the Maine Medical Association.




Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12pm - REGISTER HERE

Co-Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Overdose Risk*

Presenter: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives:

·    Review the trends in benzodiazepine prescribing

·    Evaluate risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids

·    Consider taper plans

·    Recall importance of risk reduction

*This topic was previously presented by MICIS in a December 2018 Quality Counts webinar.



*AMA Designation Statement

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CCMEA Accreditation Statement

Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) to practicing physicians. 


Joint Sponsorship

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Funding Statement

These webinars are funded through a contract from the Maine Department of Health & Human Services.



(207) 620-8526, Ext 1036




Quality Counts has merged with Qualidigm, a national healthcare consulting organization who has a strong presence in New England. As one unified organization with over 50 years of combined experience delivering healthcare quality improvement services, we are committed to transforming the quality, safety, and value of healthcare by leading, collaborating, and aligning improvement efforts. We look forward to working with you to make New England the healthiest region in the United States.


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