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Telehealth Town Hall for Maine Healthcare Providers Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Join Maine DHHS leadership and Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) staff for an overview of the recent significant expansions to telehealth policy at the state and federal level that will allow Maine providers and patients to better leverage technology and promote continuity of care for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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Governor Mills Acts to Promote Access to Health Care During COVID-19

The Administration of Governor Janet Mills has taken two actions to promote Maine people’s access to health care in response to COVID-19, which bolster the health care work force and facilitate the expansion of telehealth.
 
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Important Information from Maine CDC

Maine now meets U.S. CDC’s criteria for a Moderate level of community transmission. At present, a limited national supply of laboratory materials inhibits Maine’s testing capacity. Therefore, consistent with U.S. CDC guidelines, Maine is now creating a prioritization system to test individuals in high-risk categories.
 
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AMA Releases Special Coding Advice Related to COVID-19

New guidance from the AMA provides special coding advice during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
 
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A Message from Maine Responds

We appreciate all of the offers coming in to assist in Maine CDC's COVID-19 response.  By registering with Maine Responds, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs. Read on for the details of joining both Maine Responds, and our more involved volunteer opportunities through Maine Medical Reserve Corps - members of both start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org.
 
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Millions Of Older Americans Live In Counties With No ICU Beds As Pandemic Intensifies

More than half the counties in America have no intensive care beds, posing a particular danger for more than 7 million people who are age 60 and up ― older patients who face the highest risk of serious illness or death from the rapid spread of COVID-19, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.

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Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic

If a practice can provide only limited well child visits, healthcare providers are encouraged to prioritize newborn care and vaccination of infants and young children (through 24 months of age) when possible.

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Governor Mills Orders Further Steps to Protect Public Health

 Under the authority granted to her during a State of Civil Emergency, Governor Janet Mills issued an Executive Order mandating that all non-essential businesses and operations in Maine close their physical locations that are public facing, meaning those that allow customer, vendor or other in-person contact.

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AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to #StayHome to Confront COVID-19

The AMA, AHA and ANA issued an open letter today calling on the American people to stay home to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus and limit its long-term health effect on our country.  Staying at home in this urgent moment is our best defense to turn the tide against COVID-19.

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2020 Census Operational Updates March 18, 2020

2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.  The public is encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov, over the phone or by paper form, if they receive one.

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Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service

Presented each year by the Maine Medical Association to recognize the humanitarian service of medical volunteers who serve in Maine, the US or abroad.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION

MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED

The Tuesday evening Legislative Calls hosted by MMA will be postponed until further notice.

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State House Highlights of the Week

Governor issues executive order closing nonessential businesses; Congress working on a $2 Trillion coronavirus response bill.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

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Next Senior Section Meeting CANCELLED

The next Senior Section meeting at MMA which was to be held Wednesday, April 22nd, is now cancelled.

 
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10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy POSTPONED

A tough decision as made to postpone the 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy which was scheduled to take place on March 30, 2020 at the University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center.

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Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention POSTPONED

Conference Postponed until Thursday, October 1st.

 
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Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians

MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians.

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Webinar on April 16th 6-7pm: Managing Student Debt

Plan to attend this informative financial education session, presented by Baystate Financial. Read More


Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center

A doctor's personal story of substance use and recovery, with Dr. Stephen Loyd Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center

Lovejoy Health Center, Albion, Maine seeks a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to provide primary care to patients of all ages.
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Family Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Westbrook Primary Care is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.
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Medical Director, Primary Care Physician

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health has an exciting physician leadership opportunity for a Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of three family medicine practices.
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Physician - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 
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Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 
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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.
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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. 
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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


Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More


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