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March 26, 2021

 
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Committee Holds Vote on Nursing Practice Bill

A state legislative committee held a vote last week on a bill that would allow nurse practitioners in Maine to practice the functional, and legal equivalent of medicine immediately after graduating from nurse practitioner school.

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Maine’s Vaccination Supply Increases; Community Practices Wait; CDC Announces ‘Pop-Up Clinics’

While the state announced it would be receiving a 28 percent increase in vaccine doses next week, with more than 6,000 of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose shot, Maine’s smaller independent physician practices continue waiting for doses to vaccinate their most high-risk patients.

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COVID-19: Federal Updates and News

 You can find the latest federal updates and news here.

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COVID-19: State Data, Updates, & News

 You can find the latest state updates and news here.

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Maine Attorney General Releases Drug Overdose Data for February 2021

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released drug overdose data for February 2021.

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California Physicians Produce Pro-COVID Vaccine ‘My Shot’ Video Based on “Hamilton”

Despite the good safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, public skepticism about the vaccines persists. While vaccine opposition is not new, we cannot let misinformation and politics threaten to undermine the pandemic response.

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CNN, Sunday, 3/28, 9pm: "Autopsy of a Pandemic: 6 Doctors at the Center of the US Covid-19 Response"

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, interviewed six of the physicians at the center of the Trump administration’s response to Covid-19. "COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out," will air at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 28, on CNN.

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U.S. Senate Votes to Delay Medicare Payment Cuts for Remainder of Year

According to the American Medical Association, the United States Senate voted 90-2 this week to pass an agreement to extend the 2 percent Medicare sequester moratorium that expires on April 1.

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AMA: This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network

 Find this week's top articles from JAMA Network here.

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Maine Legislative Calendar In Flux

Things were virtually humming along smoothly in the Maine Legislature until this week.

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Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, March 31st

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs, Jay Mullen, M.D. and Samuela Manages, MD welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

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New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series

The Maine AAP is launching an educational webinar series beginning at the end of March until the first of June.

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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

Maine Legislature Week 11 Update

The following is a summary of happenings during week 11 of the Maine Legislature.

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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 Lung Cancer Coalition Webinar March 24, 2021

The Maine Medical Association-Center for Quality Improvement, formerly Qualidigm/Maine Quality Counts, is excited to offer its second Maine Lung Cancer Coalition (MLCC) webinar of 2021: “Destigmatizing Lung Cancer: A Theory Based Approach to Public Health Messaging”

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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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Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach

NAMI Maine is now scheduling this presentation for healthcare practice settings.

 
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AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)

The recently revised EQIPP immunization course is designed to identify immunization rates in your practice, uncover barriers to immunization delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers using clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools.
 
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nurse Practitioner

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner 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 - ME License Required

Responsible for the administration of medical management services for company health plans and ensures clinical integrity of broad and significant clinical programs, including the overall medical policies of the Commercial business unit. Will be reporting to the Director of Medical Operations.
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Practice Administrator

Kennebec Anesthesia Associates is looking for a practice administrator to perform business management tasks at our medical practice.
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Physician

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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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner 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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Belgrade Regional Health Center Seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Belgrade Regional Health Center, (Belgrade, 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. Read More


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