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September 9, 2020

In This Issue
167th Annual Session Registration is Open!
AMA Women In Medicine Month: MMA Recognizes President Amy Madden, M.D.
With Deadline Approaching, Governor Mills Encourages Maine Small Businesses to Apply for Economic Recovery Grant Program
Register for Maine’s New PMP System Now
Congressional Gridlock For New Coronavirus Relief Bill
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness
CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls - September
COVID-19 Could Reverse Decades of Progress toward Eliminating Preventable Child Deaths, Agencies Warn
Complete the 2020 Census by September 30
Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life
MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA 2021 Legislative Priorities Due Sep 25th
Want To Vote By Mail? Here's How
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Personal Risk Assessment - Baystate Financial Webinar on September 15
Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Maine AAP Virtual CME Conference - Sept 26 & 27
ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19
Upcoming Events from the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)
Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference - Thursday, October 1
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Physician at Greater Portland Health
Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center

 
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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls - September

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts.  We hope that you have signed up to receive email notices about the sessions that are of most interest to you. If you have not, you can sign up for these updates or obtain access to your existing subscriber preferences here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMS/subscriber/new?preferences=true#tab1

Call details are sessions scheduled in September are noted below. Conference lines are limited so we highly encourage you to join via audio webcast, either on your computer or smartphone web browser. You are welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues and professional networks. These calls are not intended for the press. 

Calls recordings and transcripts are posted on the CMS podcast page at: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts


CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (twice a month on Tuesday at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern) 

Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to:

Increase Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls; Rapidly Expand the Healthcare Workforce; Put Patients Over Paperwork; and Further Promote Telehealth in Medicare 

Office Hours:

Tuesday, September 8th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 6196045

Audio Webcast link:https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ea4e817f-b61b886c-ea4eb040-0cc47adb5650-2196b9b66c76a3f2&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2494

Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 2409459

Audio Webcast link:https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=805c8050-dc08a97b-805cb16f-0cc47a6d17cc-c3a7096ff6c10a69&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2499


Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls

CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices with their peers. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters if time allows.

Home Health and Hospice (twice a month on Tuesday at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, September 22nd at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 1169237
Audio Webcast Link:
https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=656e2b63-393b22b3-656e1a5c-0cc47a6a52de-0d04f923a50833b3&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2489

Nursing Homes (twice a month on Wednesday at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5839938
Audio Webcast Link:
https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=17d68a30-4b82a31b-17d6bb0f-0cc47a6d17cc-4dbada66ff7c346b&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2509

Dialysis Organizations (twice a month on Wednesday at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 6925269
Audio Webcast Link:
https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=9e8863d7-c2dd6ac4-9e8852e8-0cc47adb5650-afa176fc29bedd5f&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2514

Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 7026727
Audio Webcast Link:
https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=eeb2fc25-b2e7f536-eeb2cd1a-0cc47adb5650-edfc97d85a48445c&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2519

Nurses (twice a month on Thursday at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, September 10th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5767207
Audio Webcast Link:
https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=a1375257-fd634b2b-a1376368-0cc47adc5fa2-cd874e0813c660bc&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2524

Thursday, September 24th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5872398
Audio Webcast Link:
https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ce689e54-923d9784-ce68af6b-0cc47a6a52de-85a0dbbaacca8493&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2529

Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (twice a month on Friday at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern)

Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their COVID-19 response. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters.

Next Lessons from the Front Lines:

Friday, September 18th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 4446447

Audio Webcast Link:https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=065ed0a0-5a0af98b-065ee19f-0cc47a6d17cc-ed58c8904d5bd65d&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2479


For the most current information including call schedule changes, please click here

To keep up with the important work the White House Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=36fa2226-6aae0b0d-36fa1319-0cc47a6d17cc-2d06c219f858d641&u=http://www.coronavirus.gov/. For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.

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