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July 1, 2020

In This Issue
Testing Increases; DHHS Standing Order; MMA Continues to Seek State Assistance
Maine One of Only 14 States Testing Enough to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
Maine CDC Thursday Clinical Call Canceled
Maine CDC Issues Maine Health Alert Network (HAN) for COVID-19 Testing Specimens
Updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Medicaid Payments Information
Prior Authorization Survey Findings Underscore Need for Legislative Action
Get Out The Vote, Physicians & Get Your Colleagues and Staff To Do The Same!
"Disease’s in the District of Maine 1772-1820, the Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England"
MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
A Message from Maine Responds
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MPHA COVID-19 Coffee Conversations Fridays from 10am-11am
NGS Webinar on 7/16
Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training Opportunities
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Physician – MD/DO - Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. - Vinalhaven, Maine
Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
Physician - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 
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Maine One of Only 14 States Testing Enough to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

The Hill this week reported on Harvard Global Health Institute research showing Maine as one of only 17 states meeting COVID-19 testing targets, and one of only 14 doing enough to “mitigate the spread” of COVID-19. The report goes on to say that three states are also meeting the higher goal of suppression-level testing. 

"The surges we're seeing in large parts of the country are due in part because those states opened up too quickly and they relaxed way too much given how much virus they had in their community — and they lacked testing," Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, told NPR. "These two things really go hand in hand."

 

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