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September 2, 2020

 
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Save the Date for MMA's 2020 General Membership Meeting

The 167th Annual Session Virtual General Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 From 5:30pm-7:00pm

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Register for Maine’s New PMP System, RxGov

Maine’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) thanks you for your continued patience as they roll out Maine’s new PMP system, RxGov, for reporting and oversight of controlled substance dispenses and are urging physician PMP users to register now.

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$200 Million Economic Recovery Grant Program Available to Physician Practices

The program was launched last week and is backed by $200 million in Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). The intent is to provide financial relief for businesses and non-profit organizations that incurred business disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MMA 2021 Legislative Priorities Due Sep 25th

Despite conflicting rumblings as to whether the Maine Legislature will reconvene before November, the MMA has shifted its focus toward the preparation of a 2021 Legislative Platform. Nearly everything you do each day, from initial licensing through retirement is governed or directed by some federal or state law, or rule/regulation. In politics, people and professions are often in a position where either they can influence decisions made on their behalf or have someone else make them for you.

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Want To Vote By Mail? Here's How

The November 3rd General Election is approaching as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Casting your ballot from the safety of your home is a great option.

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Maine Department of Education & Maine CDC Return to School Guidelines & Resources

Today, the Maine Department of Education and Maine CDC released a draft standard operating procedure for investigation of COVID-19 in PreK-12 schools in Maine, which is subject to further revision. Below is a list of links for medical providers to assist with clinical management of children and school reentry.

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HHS Extends Provider Relief Fund Deadlines; Physicians Have Until Sept. 13 to Apply

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is again extending the deadline for physicians to apply for the Provider Relief Fund for both Medicare and Medicaid providers. Physicians now have until September 13, 2020, to apply.

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Select 2020 Research Relating to the Nation’s Drug Overdose Epidemic

The AMA has updated its compilation of select 2020 research as part of its continued work to provide relevant, evidence-based data, research and other information to help inform evidence-based solutions to the nation’s drug overdose epidemic.

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5 Tips From the AMA To Survive Year 1 of Med School

 

Vanderbilt School of Medicine professor, Cathleen C. Pettepher, PhD, shares her advice for those in their first year medical school anatomy classes.

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Complete the 2020 Census by September 30

From the BDN 8/7/2020: "Millions in Federal Funding at Risk if More Mainers Don't Respond to the 2020 Census."

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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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Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life

Investment Market Update: Q1+Q2 = A Remarkable First Half for 2020.

 
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MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Seeking 2021 Legislative Priorities

We are welcoming all Maine specialty societies and MMA committees to identify two or three priority issues, what change is needed, how to change it, and what personal or organizational resources and relationships may be available to help MMA.

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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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Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The IPRO Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is pleased to present an eight-session educational series.

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Personal Risk Assessment - Baystate Financial Webinar on September 15

Your personal risk profile can help you define your willingness and capacity to take on risk with your financial assets.

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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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Upcoming Events from the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)

CCSME develops, designs and manages statewide training programs and grants. We encourage professional development and maximize collaboration among individuals and organizations that serve people affected by co-occurring conditions.

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Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference - Thursday, October 1

NAMI Maine and the Maine CDC has transitioned our annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference to a virtual format.  The conference will take place on October 1 and attendees will join sessions and speakers through a digital interface.

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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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Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center

Bucksport Regional Health Center – a  community health center serving Bucksport, Maine and the surrounding communities with two locations, Bucksport and Ellsworth, Maine is seeking Medical Director.

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