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November 18, 2020

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Medical Professionals Health Program Available

Established in 1987 by the Maine Medical Association, the MPHP's goal is to assist healthcare professionals by providing confidential and compassionate monitoring, assistance and advocacy. Physician health programs exist nationwide as an important confidential peer to peer services to physicians and, in Maine, other health professionals in need of support for your health and well-being.

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Volunteers Needed for the 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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This Saturday 10am: MMA Medical Student Section Research Symposium November 21st

RSVP NOW for the MMA MSS virtual research symposium this Saturday, November 21st, from 10:00-11:00am. This is a free event.

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MMA REHCD Committee Adds New Members & New AMA Racism Policy Adopted

As reported last week in the Maine Medicine Weekly Update, MMA President, Karen Saylor, M.D., and Immediate Past-President, Amy Madden, MD., are nearly set to announce the first meeting of the MMA’s Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Disparities Committee meeting as a follow up to our earlier Statement on Systemic Racism.

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COVID-19 Updates

In order to help MMA members to be as prepared, and informed as possible, please find the following resources available to you. Links have been added for more detailed background information, if interested.

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A Message from Maine Responds - Volunteer Opportunity

We appreciate all of the offers coming in to assist in Maine CDC's COVID-19 response. By registering with Maine Responds, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs. Read on for the details of joining both Maine Responds, and our more involved volunteer opportunities through Maine Medical Reserve Corps - members of both start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org.

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Updated MaineCare COVID-19 Testing Codes

The COVID-19 Billing and Coding Guidance has been updated to reflect that MaineCare has added COVID-19 antigen test code 87426 to all benefits, including the uninsured benefit group.

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2020 Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care final rule that gives states more flexibility to set rates for their managed-care plans and ensure plans have adequate provider networks.

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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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ELECTION UPDATE: State Legislature

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

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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 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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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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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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