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September 23, 2020

 
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MMA Board of Directors Welcomes New Leaders

The Maine Medical Association Board of Directors welcomed new leadership during their regularly scheduled meeting last week.

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Register Now for the MMA Virtual General Membership Meeting

We hope you will join us for this annual business meeting of the Association. There is no fee for the meeting, but registration is required. Information for Registration for Annual Session is live on the website.

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Maine AAP Virtual CME Conference - Sept 26 & 27

Registered attendees will have access to conference material for an additional 60 days after the live event. This activity is pending approval from the Maine Medical Education Trust for up to 10 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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Legacy PMP System Access Terminates Next Week (Sep 30)

Maine’s current AWARxE Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) application will be terminated on September 30, 2020. If you have not already done so, please register for RxGov as soon as possible. Confirm your email through the RxGov link below if you have already registered to ensure uninterrupted access starting October 1.

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Phase 2 of Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program Announced

Maine Medical Association leadership and staff have been actively pushing for federal and state policies that offer financial assistance for hospitals and independent physician practices that may have unable to access state CARES Act funding, and expired or inaccessible business grant programs. The business impact on independent physicians practices has been severe, and continues to be a real struggle, while potentially harming their abilities to keep patients healthy.

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Words and Actions that Erode Trust in the CDC Hurt Us All

The AMA strongly opposes fear-driven rhetoric and political intimidation aimed at the apolitical search for objective science and data. There is no room in our nation's emergency response to COVID-19 for a disdain of facts, science and public health.

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Physician Voting More Important Than Ever

A recent statnews.com article began with the following, “Physicians do many things well. One thing they aren’t good at is showing up to vote. That bad habit starts early, and we believe it can — and must — be changed.”

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

NAMI Maine and the Maine Suicide Prevention Program work closely with the Maine Medical Association to bring training and resources to support suicide prevention within medical practices and organizations.

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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.

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COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update

Find the Weekly Epidemiological Update as of September 21st, 2020 here.

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2020 Census: Respond Now

It's not too late to respond to the 2020 Census! 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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Baystate Financial Fiscal Fitness for Life

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

 
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MAINE LEGISLATURE

New October 1 Deadline for Legislative Priority Requests

MMA leadership and government affairs staff has shifted focus toward the preparation of a 2021-2022 Legislative Platform. If you haven’t already realized, nearly everything you do each day, from the time your feet touch the ground at your place of work until you walk out the front door of your practice 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 remain quiet and 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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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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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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Next week Oct 1: Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference

The NAMI Maine and Maine CDC annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference will take place on Thursday, October 1.

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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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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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Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference

The health and safety of Maine prevention professionals is our first priority, for this reason the Prevention Professionals Conference planned for October 2020 has been rescheduled to March 2 & 3, 2021. The conference will be held virtually over two days.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

The Sacopee Valley Health Center prides itself on providing the best health care for our community. As we continue to grow, there is a need for a full-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our provider team.
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Behavioral Health Clinician

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the passion and skills to deliver high-quality healthcare. Sacopee Valley Health Center has been providing care to our communities since 1976.
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Dentist

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a dentist with the passion and skills to deliver high-quality care. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center providing care to our communities since 1976.
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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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