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July 15, 2020

 
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MMA in the News

There were two recent media stories covering the urgent need of PPE for physicians and other health care providers.

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18 New “Swab and Send” COVID-19 Testing Sites Announced

The State of Maine announced this week various health care organizations will soon launch 18 “swab and send” COVID-19 test collection sites that will send samples to the Maine State Lab for testing, strengthening access to safe and accessible testing for residents, tourists, seasonal workers, and other visitors to Maine.

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Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee Releases Recommendations

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee this week released its long awaited report of recommendations.

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Licensing Boards Seek Comments on Proposed Amendments to Physician Assistants Scope

The Board of Licensure in Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Licensure propose amendments to a joint rule pertaining to the licensure and practice of physician assistants.

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Paycheck Protection Program Application Date Extended

The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications July 6, 2020.

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Updated CARES Act Implementation

The following guidance and information was recently released to implement provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

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WHO and UNICEF Warn of a Decline in Vaccinations During COVID-19

The World Health Organization and UNICEF warned today of an alarming decline in the number of children receiving life-saving vaccines around the world.

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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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MAINE LEGISLATURE

Maine Primary Election Results

Maine’s Primary Election occurred this week.

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

Join MPHA every Friday from 10am - 11am for their COVID-19 Coffee Conversations. Each week they will be joined by a guest speaker who will share their experiences and expertise.


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NGS Webinars on 7/16 & 8/13

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

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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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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