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Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Maine Medical Association is focused on promoting the health, well-being & effectiveness of physicians on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
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Governor Mills Issues Stay Healthy at Home Mandate

Governor Janet Mills has issued a series of substantial new mandates to protect public health and safety in the face of COVID-19, including a Stay Healthy at Home directive that requires people living in Maine to stay at home at all times unless for an essential job or an essential personal reason, such as obtaining food, medicine, health care, or other necessary purposes
 
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CORRECTION: Governorís Executive Order on Physician License Renewal

Last week, the MMA’s e-newsletter erred when outlining Governor Mills’ Executive Order outlining the renewal of licenses by physicians. The Board of Osteopathic Licensure and the Board of Licensure in Medicine will NOT be renewing medical licenses automatically during the COVID-19 emergency. Licenses will be partially EXTENDED – not renewed.

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CMS Announces Major New Flexibilities for Physicians During COVID-19 Emergency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have announced a number of new policies to help physicians and hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

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Maine CDC Encourages Vaccine Emergency Back-Up Planning

In the event of temporary office closures at provider facilities, the Maine CDC is asking that providers ensure proper storage and handling of state supplied vaccines

 
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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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2020-2021 MMA Medical Student Section General Council

Announcing new leadership of the Maine Medical Association Medical Student Section for 2020-2021 Read More


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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2020 Census: April 1 is Census Day

April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census - not a deadline.  April 1 is used to determine who is counted and where in the 2020 Census. Read More


129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION

New Law Takes Effect Concerning Physician Assistant Scope of Practice

LD 1660, An Act To Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care, was signed into law by Governor Mills on March 18. Because it was amended by the Legislature as an emergency law consistent with legislative rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the law was effective the day it was signed.

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MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED

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

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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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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


Maine Chapter ACS Annual Conference RESCHEDULED

The Maine Chapter ACS board has decided to postpone the Maine Chapter ACS Annual Conference that was originally scheduled for the end of May 2020


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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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