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April 9, 2021

 
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Maine CDC: Engaging Independent Primary Care Practices in Maine COVID Vaccine Distribution

It is important for the MMA to keep working closely on a consistent message with Maine CDC on vaccine distribution, administration, and education. The vaccines are critical, and we must be leaders in advocating for a continued strong demand for the vaccine by Maine people in order to get the lives of our patients back to a better sense of normalcy.

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COVID-19 Update: State of Maine

Find the latest COVID-19 updates for Maine here.

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Central Maine Healthcare President and CEO Retiring

Central Maine Healthcare President and CEO, Jeffrey L. Brickman announced this week he will retire in September.

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Independent Physician Practices: State & US SBA PPP Webinar

Register to join the US Small Business Administration’s Maine District Office and the State of Maine’s Department of Professional and Financial Regulation on Friday, April 16th at 10AM for a FREE webinar on COVID Relief resources.

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One-third of COVID-19 Survivors Receive Psychiatric or Neurological Illness within Six Months

Six months after being diagnosed with Covid-19, 1 in 3 patients also had experienced a psychiatric or neurological illness, mostly mood disorders but also strokes or dementia, a large new study shows.

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Maine Medical Association & ActionPPE Partner Again; This Time for FDA Approved Rapid Antigen Tests

 Action PPE has negotiated a special group buy on FDA approved Covid Rapid Antigen Tests which can be done in a provider’s office in just 10 minutes and for as little as $15.55.

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AMA Updates, News & Information

Background and information on these stories and others can be found in the AMA’s most recent National Advocacy Update.

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President Biden Announces Gun Violence Policy Goals

President Biden called the epidemic of gun violence as an “international embarrassment” before announcing several executive actions intended to address the issue while also calling on Congress to pass an assault weapon ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines.

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More than 500K Americans have signed up for ACA Coverage During Special Enrollment

The Associated Press reported this week that, “More than a half million Americans have taken advantage of the Biden administration’s special health insurance sign-up window keyed to the COVID-19 pandemic".

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Registration Now Open for Primary Care First (PCF) Model Webinar

Physician practices considering applying for the Primary Care First Model (PCF) to start in 2022 are invited to register now for a webinar to be offered Tuesday, April 13, from 6:00-7:00 pm ET by the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the CMS Innovation Center.

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Maine Community Action Partnership is Working for a Successful Vaccine Roll Out for All

Maine Community Action Partnership (MeCAP) is working for a successful vaccine roll out for all, including the state’s most underserved residents. Joining forces with Maine CDC, DHHS and a broad coalition of community based organizations, MeCAP is meeting people where they are to “get shots in arms” as quickly and safely as possible.

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Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, April 14th

MMA Legislative Committee Chair, Jay Mullen, M.D. welcomes you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

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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 13 Update

The following is a summary of happenings during week 13 of the Maine Legislature.

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Maine Legislature Public Hearings and Work Sessions

The following bills of interest to MMA’s Legislative Committee are scheduled for public hearings, committee discussions (work sessions), and potential votes over the next two weeks.

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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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Webinar for Medical Students April 22: So You Are Employed, Now What?

Free webinar presentation by Baystate Financial on Thursday, April 22 at 6pm.

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

Join the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS), in partnership with the Maine Medical Association Center for Quality Improvement (MMA-CQI) for  "Prescribing to Reduce Opioid Overdose Risk: how to impact the epidemic within the pandemic".

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NAMI Maine Workshops in May & June: Suicide Prevention & Management for Clinical Staff

Two 6-hour courses offered (3 sections of 2 hours each):

  • Fridays: May 14, 21 and June 4th from 9:00-11:00am
  • Tuesdays: June 8, 15 and 22 from 2:30-4:30pm
 
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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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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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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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