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December 16, 2019
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Walmart Will Delay Electronic Prescribing Mandate
Walmart had previously announced that it would require electronic prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) for all controlled substances as of January 1, 2020, with no exceptions. The AMA and multiple medical societies opposed the mandate, urging a delay due to the likelihood for patient harm and how the Walmart policy did not comport with state or federal law. Now it has announced it will delay that mandate.
A preliminary estimate from the U.S. CDC states that at least 1,300 people around the country have died from the flu so far this season.
A successful opioid and benzodiazepine prevention program sponsored by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mentail Health Services and the Schmidt Institute, a joint venture of St. Joseph's Hospital and Penobscot Community Health Center, is being expanded statewide.
MaineHealth has developed two learning modules for providers.
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.]
MMA Legislative Calls Will Begin Tuesday, January 14th
MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Jay Mullen, M.D. and Lindsey Tweed, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee. The first MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the Second Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature will take place Tuesday, January 14th, at 8:00 p.m.
The Maine Legislature has published the list of bill requests for the 2020 session. Click through for lists, by subject and by sponsor, of those bills which have received initial approval. Appeal is still available for those not receiving initial approval.
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.
MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians.
This all-day conference will focus on the interprofessional nature of patient safety, with the theme: Vision 2020 - Looking at the Future of Patient Safety Read More
Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
Our Northern Light Inland Hospital and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital Network seeks a BC/BE General or Hand Orthopedic Surgeon to join our Orthopedic Specialist team.
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Bread and butter surgery, with high volume elective surgery and low volume emergency surgery. Upper and lower endoscopy ability required. Breast surgery preferred, but not required.
Family Medicine Physician
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care, a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield.
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.
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.
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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