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December 23, 2020

In This Issue
Maine’s COVID Vaccine Rollout Ramping Up; With Little Detail
The MMA Wishes Happy Holidays for All
Congress Passes New COVID Relief Bill
AMA Releases Revised 2021 E&M Codes
Governor Mills Extends Civil Emergency to 2021
Maine DHHS Launches Text Notifications to People Testing Positive for COVID-19
BinaxNOW DHHS Guidance Update
Maine CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheets/VIS Form
News of an Emerging Variant of COVID-19
Maine Physicians In The Media
Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
State Legislative Committees Announced
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2021
Maine Concussion Management Level 1 & 2 Training Via Zoom - January 15, 2021
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23
MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Behavioral Health Clinician
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 
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BinaxNOW DHHS Guidance Update

The state has released updated guidance regarding the use of BinaxNOW Antigen Test cards. Due to increased prevalence throughout the state of Maine, they have made two changes to the Guidance for the approved use of BinaxNOW in Maine. 

The major change is that they will no longer recommend a PCR test to confirm a positive BinaxNOW Antigen test in a symptomatic individual. 

In addition, we they no longer recommend a PCR test to confirm a positive BinaxNOW Antigen test when used for serial testing of asymptomatic critical infrastructure. As a reminder, under this scenario, critical infrastructure who are identified as a close contact of a confirmed case are serially tested to allow them to continue to work as long as they remain negative on the test. Critical infrastructure workers are limited to the following categories: Healthcare Workers, Education and First Responders. 

 

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