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August 5, 2020

 
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Join Us For The MMA Annual Meeting

The 2020 Maine Medical Association Annual Meeting will take place virtually over two days on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19.

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Governor Mills Renews State of Civil Emergency

Governor Mills has extended the State of Civil Emergency (PDF) for thirty days through September 3, 2020.

 
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has Reopened

The PPP is a U.S. Small Business Administration loan that helps businesses, including eligible physician practices, keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020.

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Physicians: Ask COVID-19-positive patients to donate plasma

This week the AMA joined the Administration in supporting a new campaign, TheFightIsInUs.org, which asks patients who have had COVID-19 to donate their plasma.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages, why vaccines are important and how they stop serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

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Immunization Clinics for Children to be Offered Throughout Maine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MaineCDC) will be offering a series of free"catch up" immunization clinics to help parents ensure that their children are up-to-date on required vaccinations.

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US HHS Extends Deadline; Reopens Window For Provider Relief Fund

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has extended the application deadline for Medicaid providers and plans to reopen the portal to certain Medicare providers.

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President Signs EO Possibly Extending Emergency Telehealth Provisions Post-Pandemic

President Trump signed an Executive Order August 3 directing the Secretary of DHHS to, among other directives, to review certain temporary telehealth measures put in place during the Public Health Emergency (PHE), and to propose a “regulation to extend these measures, as appropriate, beyond the duration of the PHE.”

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ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19

Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

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MMA Medical Student Section Statement on Systemic Racism: Next Steps

The MMA, along with numerous organizations, have acknowledged that systemic racism is an issue that must be confronted through active and deliberate anti-racist work. In speaking with physicians and medical students, many feel underprepared to discuss the topic of race with their patients and peers.

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Participate in Stakeholder Conversations With the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking for volunteers to share their experiences and perspectives on pain and pain management including but not limited to the harms and benefits of opioid use.

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MMA Joins with ActionPPE to Help Maine Physicians

The Maine Medical Association has established a working relationship with ActionPPE.org to allow MMA members to now order PPE SUPPLIES for the safety of your patients, your staff and communities!!   Read More


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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Complete the 2020 Census Today

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 August 13, 10:30-11:30am ET

Visit www.ngsmedicare.com Education for information about upcoming National Government Services webinars, including a webinar on COVID-19 Medicare Part B Advanced Payment, Repayment and Recoupment Process on August 13. 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

Family Medicine Physician at Greater Portland Health

We are expanding our team of physicians in the Greater Portland, Maine community.  This is a fabulous opportunity to work with an exceptional clinical team supporting our mission to provide high quality patient-centered healthcare that is accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive.
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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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Nurse Practitioner - Thomas College

Nurse Practitioner needed for 3-4 hours of weekend coverage, and as needed other possible days.

 
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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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