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June 10, 2020

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Maine Medical Association Statement on Systemic Racism

The Maine Medical Association stands in unwavering solidarity with our Black members and coworkers, and every Black person, both in and outside our communities, speaking out against systemic racism and acts of police violence. We unequivocally oppose racism and discrimination and we firmly support inclusiveness and diversity.

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TED Talk: The Link Between Climate Change, Health and Poverty by Cheryl Holder

Clinician for Climate Action Cheryl Holder has noticed the rise of a different epidemic among vulnerable and low-resource populations. She is witnessing first hand the impact of climate change on the health of her patients and advocates for comprehensive medical prevention and care strategies to address inequities. Watch Cheryl’s Talk "The link between climate change, health and poverty" to learn more about her proposed tools and strategies that would make for a robust medical response to climate change.

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Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funds Will Help Maine People Cope with Psychological Impacts of COVID-19

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will use nearly $1 million in federal funding awarded this week for a program to help Maine people cope with the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State Announces New Pandemic Testing Agreement & Keep Maine Health Program

Governor Mills this week outlined the new agreement with IDEXX and the increased in test processing capacity, expanded testing sample sites and broadening the testing population.

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Provider Relief Fund update

The AMA has continued to press HHS to swiftly distribute funds to assist those physicians who have not previously received any money from the Provider Relief Fund. We are pleased the Department announced it is moving forward to provide some relief.

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Updated CDC Serology Testing Guidelines Follow AMA's Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines on serology (antibody) testing, bringing them in line with the AMA's recently issued guidelines on the same.

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CMS Information & NGS Webinars

Includes upcoming NGS webinars, an article on Medicare Fee-for-Service Response to the Coronavirus, and a link to CMS COVID-19 information.

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Hanley Intern Joins Maine Medical Association

MMA members and staff is proud to welcome Hajna Nagy to our offices, both virtual and otherwise this summer. Hajna is part of the Hanley Center’s summer Undergraduate Healthcare Leadership Internship (UHLI) Program.

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AMA Makes Recommendations to CMS on Rural Maternal Health Care

In response to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information, the AMA made a number of recommendations to reduce and prevent rising rates of maternal mortality and morbidity and to ensure access to high-quality care for patients in rural communities.

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MMA Seeking Physicians to Provide Peer Reviews

Maine Medical Association is seeking physicians in the following specialties to perform Peer Reviews: cardiology, neurology, endocrinology and orthopedics. You will be compensated for your time reviewing records and writing a report.

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MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service

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.

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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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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.

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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. 

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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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Presentation Development and Design Live Webinar - June 19

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.

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Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - New Date November 14

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

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Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training Opportunities

MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians, including Suicide Prevention and Management Training for Healthcare Professionals.

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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

Physician MD/DO - Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. - Vinalhaven, Maine

Practice medicine the way you always imagined, seeing to the needs of your patients, friends and neighbors from the age of a few days old to over 100 years old. Are you comfortable with Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Urgent and Emergent Care in a somewhat remote setting? We would like to talk to you.
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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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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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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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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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