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January 15, 2021

 
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Independent Physicians & Staff Being Vaccinated; Still More to Do

  • The process to vaccinate independent physicians and staff is ongoing 
  • Reach out to MMA if you have not yet received an appointment for vaccination or have not yet been contacted for an appointment.
  • MMA leadership commends ongoing efforts of Maine CDC & area health care entities for their efforts to help

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Governor Mills Amends Vaccine Distribution; Focused on 70+ & High-Risk Mainers

Governor Janet Mills announced updates Wednesday to the state’s plan for vaccinating the population. Maine’s strategy for distributing its limited allocation of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Maine Plans Mass Vaccination Clinics; MMA Hopes for Broader & Concurrent Components

  • Mass vaccination clinics being developed to start Phase 1b
  • MMA hopes community medical practices are also keep component
  • Patients by far trust their own physician or health care provider most
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FDA: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Along with other federal, state, and local agencies and public health officials across the country, the FDA continues critical work to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the most recent FDA updates on the FDA’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 page.

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FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity; Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Updated actions by the FDA in our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maine lenders ready to begin new round of PPP loans, starting Friday

Updated PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available at www.sba.gov/ppp and www.treasury.gov/cares. 

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U.S. DHHS Update Adds Important Tax Info for Provider Relief Fund Recipients

Physicians will receive a Form 1099 if, during 2020, they received and retained a total net payment over $600 from (1) the Provider Relief Fund, and/or (2) the COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured.

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FDA Announces Availability of COVID-19 Guidance on Potency Assay Considerations for Monoclonal Antibodies and Other Therapeutic Proteins Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the availability of a guidance entitled, “COVID-19: Potency Assay Considerations for Monoclonal Antibodies and Other Therapeutic Proteins Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity.”

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Listen and Learn: A Panel Discussion on Racism and Racial Equity in Maine

Tuesday, January 19th 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm
Sponsored by the Maine Medical Association Medical Student Section

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Save the Date: First Legislative Call of the 130th Session

Mark your calendars! The first Legislative Committee call of the 130th Session will be held Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00pm.

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PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE

The Maine Medical Association is teaming with ActionPPE.org for access to PPE SUPPLIES for the safety of your patients, your staff, and communities!!

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A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity

By registering with Maine Responds at maineresponds.org, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs.

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MAINE LEGISLATURE

Governor Mills Releases Supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021 & Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2022-2023

State law requires a sitting Governor must submit a biennial budget document to the Legislature by the Friday following the first Monday in January of the first regular legislative session. The state budget document is a four-year financial plan for State Government for each fiscal year of next two biennia.

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List of Legislative Bill Titles Released

The Maine Legislature released the complete list of bill titles for the upcoming legislative session, starting next week.

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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 CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions

CDC physicians, and MMA members, Stephen Sears, M.D, MPH, and Lisa Letourneau M.D., MPH will be hosting a series of 30-minute Clinician Info Sessions twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) for the next couple of months to provide key information on the emerging COVID-19 vaccines & offer an opportunity for Q&A with clinicians statewide.

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Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23rd

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Sources of Retirement Income webinar on January 28th 6pm

Free financial education session, presented by Baystate Financial Read More


MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - February 12th-14th

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 2nd-3rd

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

Full-Time/Part-Time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Experienced FT/PT licensed Primary Care Provider sought to work in a busy integrated small rural facility (FQHC), located on the ocean in beautiful Downeast Maine.
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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, (Kingfield, Maine) seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to provide primary care to patients of all ages in a family practice with integrated behavioral health services.
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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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Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center

As an integrated center we are seeking a Medical Director to oversee the structure/scope of our clinical program, provide supervision to physicians, and other clinical providers, lead quality improvement activities and provide ambulatory/primary care for patients.
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