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November 11, 2020

 
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MMA Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Disparities Committee Announced

After our June release of our Statement on Systemic Racism, Maine Medical Association leadership moved to formally establish a Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Disparities Committee.

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MMA Volunteers Needed for the MPHP (Medical Professionals Health Program)

The MMA Board of Directors and Medical Professionals Health Program staff are searching for volunteers to fill four current vacancies on MPHP Advisory Committee, one of which hopefully will be a licensed psychiatrist.

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Mills Administration Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Testing Sites

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced this week the launch of two new COVID-19 testing sites in Maine through a partnership with Promerica Health. According to DHHS, the additional sites expand access to standard and rapid COVID-19 testing to people in Maine who think they need a test, regardless of symptoms and without the need for a referral from a health provider.

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Maine CDC Rulemaking - Immunization Requirements For Healthcare Workers

A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2020 for this rule initially proposed on September 30, 2020.

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MMA Medical Student Section Research Symposium - Saturday, November 21 10am

Register now for the MMA MSS virtual research symposium on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00-11:00am.
Free event

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MMA PHC Co-Chair Daniel Oppenheim in BDN

Maine Medical Association Public Health Committee Co-chair, Daniel Oppenheim, M.D., has an opinion piece titled, Urgency needed to address climate change in Maine in the Bangor Daily News.

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Belated Halloween Surprise

MMA CEO Andrew MacLean and retired Executive Director, Gordon Smith spared no expense on their 2020 Halloween attire. Shhh. Don’t tell them we posted this. MMA staff will plead the 5th regardless.

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Potential MMA Scam E-Mail Alert

We wanted to make you aware of a scam Zoom e-mail invite received by an MMA staff member this week.

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Workers’ Compensation Board Reviewing Medical Fee Schedule

Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Board staff released a memo to the Workers’ Compensation Board regarding a periodic review of the medical fee schedule required by law. The memo included a staff recommendation that the Workers’ Compensation Board maintain its current conversion factors & base rates. Should status quo be maintained, no rulemaking will be necessary.

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CDC COVID-19 Clinical Update with Stephen Sears, MD

Please join Maine CDC COVID-19 Response Team Clinical Advisor, Stephen Sears, M.D., Thursday, November 12 for his next useful and informational COVID-19 clinical update. He’ll take a look at recent clinical developments, studies, treatments, vaccines, etc.

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Maine Medical Association Annual Appeal

Please consider making a year-end contribution to the Maine Medical Association this year.

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Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!

Enrollment is now under way for the Daniel Hanley Center’s sixth annual Physician Executive Leadership Institute—Advanced Course. Be sure to save your seat in the next cohort as we can only accept the first 35 physician enrollments!

 
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Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity

In lieu of the CME portion of our traditional Annual Session, we will be offering our first Enduring Education Opportunity for 6 CME credits. We expect to have this content available October 19th. This internet enduring material activity will only be available through December 31, 2020, so register now.

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MICIS: Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions

Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  Virtual sessions available through Spring 2021.

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Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life

As many members may know MMA and Baystate Financial have teamed up to provide Financial Education opportunities for our members. Baystate has created a Client Engagement Series. The kickoff is a seminar Extended Care and Long- Term Care Planning, October 21 and 22.


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MAINE LEGISLATURE

ELECTION UPDATE: State Legislature

Democrats maintained majorities in the Maine House and the Maine Senate for 2021.

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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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Maine AAP November Town Hall Programs - Nov 12th

Register now for Maine AAP's November Town Hall Meetings.

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MaineCare Listening Session - Primary Care Delivery System Proposal November 18th

MaineCare is inviting primary care providers to an online listening session to learn about a new initiative that will take its three primary care programs – Primary Care Case Management (PCCM), Health Homes, and the Primary Care Provider Incentive Payment – and integrate them into one simplified valued-based payment program.

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ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19 - Nov 18th

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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Maine Concussion Management Initiative’s concussion education program - Jan 15, 2021

Save the Date – January 15, 2021, for the Maine Concussion Management Initiative’s concussion education program

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MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021

The Maine Osteopathic Association has opened Early Bird Registration for its VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium, being held February 12-14, 2021.


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Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021

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

Nursing Director

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 
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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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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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