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July 22, 2020

 
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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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Maine's New PMP Nearly Ready

The Maine Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) released the following information this week announcing they are nearly finished with a roll-out of Maine’s new PMP system, RxGov, for reporting and oversight of controlled substance dispenses.

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Maine AG Releases Drug Death Report for First Quarter of 2020

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figuresdemonstrating that drug overdose deaths significantly increased in the first quarter of 2020. 

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Human Arbovirus Information for Healthcare Providers in Maine

The Maine Health Alert Network has released a health advisory to alert clinicians to the potential for human arboviral disease activity in Maine as summer progresses and to consider testing for arboviral disease in patients presenting with unexplained encephalitis, meningitis or high fever (≥100.4°F or 38°C) during the summer and fall when mosquitoes are most active.

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Improving Telehealth Treatment for Substance Use

MaineCare’s SUPPORT for ME initiative is working in partnership with the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) to conduct a baseline assessment of statewide providers to better understand their experiences, interests and capacity to use telehealth for SUD TxRS. 

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Pandemic Provider Relief Fund Deadline Extended

HHS extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to submit information and apply for funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund from July 20 until August 3, 2020.

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AMA Offers Roadmap to Ensure Pandemic PPE Access

With the nation hovering at or near its single-day peak for COVID-19 cases, there continues to be a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) that physicians and other health professionals need to keep themselves and their patients safe and limit the further spread of deadly respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV-2.

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Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service - Nominations due by July 31

One week left to submit a nomination for the 2020 award.  Nominations 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 Webinar on 8/13 from 10:30am - 11:30am ET

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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