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September 30, 2020

 
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Stephen Meister, M.D. Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

MaineGeneral Health recently announced that Stephen Meister, M.D., has been selected to receive the 2020 Maine Children’s Alliance Giraffe Award in the lifetime achievement category.

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Ophthalmologists Local & Across the Country - 19th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Sympsoium Virtual Edition October 2-4 - Don't Miss It - REGISTER NOW

The 19th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium is taking place virtually October 2-4 and offers up to 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits!  Please note that as a registered attendee, you will also be able to view all presentations at your convenience after their initial debut October 2-4 as well.

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Maine CDC Updates COVID-19 Specimens Guidelines

The Maine CDC updates guidelines with FAQ for efficient processing of COVID-19 specimens at the State Lab, Following these guidelines will greatly improve turnaround time at the lab and provide quicker results to the submitter.

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Legacy PMP system (Appriss) availability extended to November 1st

In response to user requests, Maine has extend the availability of the legacy PMP system (Appriss/ AWARxE) for an additional month. This means that users will still be able to access the legacy system for printing reports and checking out-of-state data. Existing EMR integrations will be maintained as planned.

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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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MaineCare’s Comprehensive Rate System Evaluation: Phase 1 Stakeholder Engagement

The Office of MaineCare Services is conducting an evaluation of MaineCare’s rates and rate setting system and developing a plan for the creation of a comprehensive, streamlined, and coherent system.

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Save the Date: Wed. Oct 7 COVID-19 Vaccine Development—What Physicians Need to Know

AMA Webinar Series: COVID-19 Vaccine Development—What Physicians Need to Know.

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CMS Issues Urgent Call to Action For Medicaid and CHIP Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week issued an urgent call to action following drastic decline in care for children in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Massachusetts Travelers Now Exempt From Quarantine Or Testing Requirement

The Mills Administration announced today that, effective immediately, travelers from Massachusetts are exempt from the requirement to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days.

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Helpful Self-care Resources for Healthcare Professionals & Responders to COVID-19

Healthcare and mental health professionals, first responders, and others on the frontlines of COVID-19 response do intense, sometimes stressful work even outside of emergencies. In an unprecedented crisis, responders may be at particular risk, and it is even more important they take steps to ensure their physical and mental health.

 
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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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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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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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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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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Sheepscot Valley Health Center (Coopers Mills, Maine) seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to provide primary care in a family practice with integrated behavioral health services.
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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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