November 25, 2020

In This Issue
Temperatures Drop & Independent Practices Again Left Out In The Cold
Happy Thanksgiving from the MMA!
MMA & Maine COVID-19 Vaccine Planning
Maine CDC Rule Mandating Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers
Climate Action Briefing for Maine Physicians
Feds to Allocate COVID-19 Vaccines Based On Population Not Risk
COVID ‘Long Haulers’ & Potential COVID Vaccine Side Effects
Interoperability and Patient Access Learning Event — December 9
CMS Issues Final Revised Rules for Stark Law
JAMA: Resident Physician Experiences With and Responses to Biased Patients
Volunteers Needed for the Medical Professionals Health Program
A Message from Maine Responds - Volunteer Opportunity
Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
MICIS: Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life
ELECTION UPDATE: State Legislature
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
Nursing Director
Family Medicine Physician at Greater Portland Health
Behavioral Health Clinician

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MICIS: Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions

MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
Virtual sessions available Fall 2020 through Spring 2021
Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS)

Opioid Prescribing Presentation   For information and to schedule a presentation at your medical practice or hospital, visit www.micismaine.org.

Prescribing to Reduce Opioid Overdose Risk: How to Impact the Epidemic Within the Pandemic   
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand risk reduction in the context of opioid prescribing.
  • Obtain familiarity with the use of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
  • Describe recommendations for naloxone prescribing to increase patient safety.

Topics for Individual Academic Detailing Sessions   
Visit www.micismaine.org to schedule an Academic Detailing session.

Academic Detailing is peer-to-peer educational outreach which is designed to improve prescribing practices.  It is useful for improving quality of care and identifying priorities for change. 

Prescribers of opioids (physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) may request a 1-hour Academic Detailing session which can be scheduled for any time of day.  There is no charge for the session.  MICIS is now scheduling individual 1-hour Academic Detailing sessions on these topics:

  • Opioid Prescribing in Maine 2020-2021
  • MAT Update for Maine 2020-2021
  • Moving Beyond Opioid and Benzodiazepine Combinations in Maine 2020-2021

MICIS is a program of the Maine Medical Association.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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