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December 2, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
5 things Doctors Need to Know About 2020 Medicare Fee Schedule
AMA Comments to CMS 2020 Physician Fee Schedule and QPP Proposed Rule
15 Physicians Fired From Chicago-area Health System, Replaced by APRNs
MaineCare "Provider" Application Fees to Rise
US Life Expectancy Continues to Decline; Maine has 4th Greatest Rate
Maine Native, Med Student, Featured in NPR Story on Opioids
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
IMD Exclusion for SUD and SMI/SED 1115 Waiver Application
Safe Sleep Research Project - Provider Survey to improve recommendations for parents
HealthCare.gov 2020 Open Enrollment Ends on December 15
From The Alzheimer's Association: Making a Plan of Care for Patients with Cognitive Decline and Dementia
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Calls Will Start Again in January; Organizational Meeting 12/10 at 6 p.m., MMA HQ
Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles for 2020 Session: Initial Approval List
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy - March 30, 2020
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Family Medicine Physician
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Physician Director of Primary Care
Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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Maine Native, Med Student, Featured in NPR Story on Opioids

Cape Elizabeth native Matthew Braun, a first-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA, was featured in a recent NPR story about opioid prescribing. The unusual part of that situation is that, ten years ago, he was addicted to opioids.

Braun is well known to those who have been working on the opioid addiction and pain management problems in Maine in recent years through his work with Young People in Recovery and his appearances before the Health and Human Services Committee of the Maine Legislature. He has also lectured throughout the State about the opioid situation and his own experiences.

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