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September 16, 2020

In This Issue
Registration Open: MMA Virtual General Membership Meeting
Physician Voting More Important Than Ever
Women In Medicine Month: Maroulla Gleaton, M.D
SEP 23rd Deadline To Register for Maine’s New PMP System, RxGov
New MaineCare Medical Director Announced
COVID-19: Millinocket Wedding Outbreak Update - 7 Dead
Much Work Remains to Tame Maine’s Opioid Epidemic
Infectious Disease Monthly Graph for August 2020
September is Suicide Prevention Month
CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls - September
COVID-19: Weekly Epidemiological Update + New Guidance Documents
AMA Video - COVID-19 & High-risk Pregnancies
Launch of ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’ Charter
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life
MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA 2021 Suggested Legislative Priorities Due Next Week
Want To Vote By Mail? Here's How
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
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
Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Behavioral Health Clinician
Dentist
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 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 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 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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