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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"Disease’s in the District of Maine 1772-1820, the Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England"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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Updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information

The federal CARES Act—a big coronavirus relief bill aimed at supporting small businesses through the current pandemic – was signed into law in March. One section of the law is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is a loan, potentially forgivable, designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses, including physician practices, to keep their employees on the payroll. The program was then expanded in April to include more funding. *Note: The deadline to apply for the PPP passed on June 30 at 11:59pm. 

Information on PPP loans for practices that applied can be found on the Small Business Administration’s website, including frequently updated FAQs for Lenders and Borrowers. Federal rules concerning the PPP can be found here. The Small Business Administration will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. Click here to read more about PPP loan details, including amendments to eligibility provisions, application forms for loan forgiveness and loan forgiveness rules

Please reach out to Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Dan Morin at (207) 838-8613 call/text or at dmorin@mainemed.com with any questions or requests for more information.

 

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