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June 24, 2020

 
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MMA Joins Hospitals Requesting State Pandemic Assistance

The MMA joined the Maine Hospital Association this week in asking state leaders for a portion of the $1.2 billion for related expenditures, and massive revenue losses, from directly responding to the pandemic.

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Get Out The Vote, Physicians & Get Your Colleagues and Staff To Do The Same!

There are less than 3 weeks (July 14) until Maine’s State Primary Election (for offices other than President) and Special Referendum Election. The original date of June 9 was postponed by Executive Order from Governor Mills.

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MPHA COVID-19 Coffee Conversations Fridays from 10am-11am

Join MPHA every Friday from 10am - 11am for our COVID-19 Coffee Conversations. Each week we will be joined by a guest speaker who will share their experiences and expertise. This week's speaker will be Dr. Dan Onion, local health officer for Vienna and Mt. Vernon.


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Mills Administration Releases COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for Stage 3 Business Re-openings June 24, 2020

The Mills Administration has posted additional COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for businesses and activities to voluntarily resume on July 1 as part of Stage 3 of the Administration’s Restarting Maine’s Economy Plan.

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VOTE YES! Important Healthcare Bond Issue

There are less than 3 weeks (July 14) until Maine’s State Primary Election (for offices other than President) and Special Referendum Election.

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AMA Begins to Provide Resources to Combat Public Health Disparities among Marginalized Populations

The American Medical Association has recently begun to take steps in eliminating the public health disparities that run rampant throughout our nation’s healthcare system.

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IOC Joins Forces with WHO and the United Nations to Fight COVID-19. Athletes Share Messages to Keep Us #HEALTHYTogether

On Olympic Day June 23, 2020, the International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations launch a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to be #HEALTHYTogether. The three partners and Olympic athletes will spotlight the global collaboration needed to stay healthy and reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19.

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Maine CDC Distributes Home Testing Kits to Mark National HIV Testing Day

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is distributing home testing kits on Saturday, June 27 as part of National HIV Testing Day, an annual occasion to encourage people to get an HIV test.

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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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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION

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 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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June 25 Webinar - Ethical Considerations in Suicide Prevention: From Involuntary Hospitalization to Death with Dignity

Webinar on Thursday, June 25th from 9-10:30am hosted by Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine, presented by NAMI Maine. Read More


NGS webinars 6/30, 7/1 & 7/16

Visit www.ngsmedicare.com for information about these upcoming NGS Medicare Part B webinars.

June 30: JK and J6 Ask-the-Contractor Teleconference
July 1: Let's Chat: COVID-19 Telehealth Services for Part B Providers
July 16: COVID-19 Medicare Part B Advanced Payment, Repayment and Recoupment Process Read More


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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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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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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