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June 3, 2020
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Police Brutality Must Stop
AMA policy recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical determinant of health and supports research into the public health consequences of these violent interactions.
MMA has provided external Peer Review services for over 30 years to hospitals and practices in Maine
Update from Thursday, May 28th. Maine state epidemiologist, Dr. Stephen Sears provides a weekly Zoom update for clinicians on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The calls take place early afternoon on Thursdays. Maine Medical Association members can reach out to Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Dan Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 838-8613 for meeting links and information.
American Medical Association Senior News Writer, Sara Berg outlines how one family practice in Houston, Texas unexpectedly had to care for two patients with COVID-19 in February, and what they’ve done in their practice guidelines.
CMS revised MLN Matters Special Edition Article SE20011 on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to clarify when you must use modifier CR (catastrophe/disaster related) and/or condition code DR (disaster related) when submitting claims to Medicare.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced this week that it is launching a new statewide campaign to emphasize the continued importance of public health measures that limit the spread of COVID-19, including physical distancing, wearing of cloth face coverings, and hand hygiene.
This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced implementation in 2021 of a new Medicare Part D model, called the Part D Senior Savings Model, that will significantly reduce patients' out-of-pocket costs for insulin.
A record number of countries are now monitoring and reporting on antibiotic resistance -- marking a major step forward in the global fight against drug resistance. But the data they provide reveals that a worrying number of bacterial infections are increasingly resistant to the medicines at hand to treat them.
The UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) Graduation Ceremony honored candidates for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree on Saturday, May 16th, 2020.
Nominations for the 2020 award are due by July 31. The award is presented each year by the Maine Medical Association to recognize the humanitarian service of medical volunteers who serve in Maine, the US or abroad.
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
Responses to the 2020 Census will inform funding for clinics, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and other health care assistance programs.
Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
State legislators have historically given great weight to physician opinions in Augusta, and certainly appreciate the work you do to keep their constituents healthy. However, the voice of physicians is being diluted in many debates. At this time, we are aware of 6 active or retired physician candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature and we wanted to make you aware of their candidacies and of opportunities to provide financial support for the campaigns if you are so inclined.
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.
We use presentations as one of our primary strategies to share content-knowledge, build skills, ignite calls to action and affect culture change. However most of us never receive any formal training in presentation design. In this three-hour webinar workshop, participants will learn practical skills to plan and deliver exceptional presentations using the tools and resources they already have.
A doctor's personal story of substance use and recovery, with Dr. Stephen Loyd. This event was scheduled for June 3 at 2pm and has been postponed until November 14, 2020 at 1:30pm
MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians, including Suicide Prevention and Management Training for Healthcare Professionals.
MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity
The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) is continuing its
search for a MaineCare Medical Director and is eager to identify qualified
physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who are interested in
applying for the position. Read More
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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