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May 21, 2021

 
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A Trusted Source: Expanding COVID Vaccination in Maine Physician Practices

Recognizing the trusted relationship that Maine clinicians have with their patients, ME DHHS is partnering with the MMA, MOA, ME Primary Care Assn, and MHA to host a set of special webinars in the next few weeks that will be focused on the need and opportunities to expand COVID-19 vaccination in physician practices in Maine.

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MMA Board Member Lisa Ryan, D.O., Named to Maine Board Of Osteopathic Licensure

The MMA Board of Directors congratulates Lisa Ryan, D.O., on her appointment to the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure. She was formally sworn in this week.

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AMA Survey Indicates Prior Authorization Still Poses Challenges for Physicians and Patients

A recent AMA survey, “evaluated the challenges and roadblocks of prior authorization (PA) for physicians and patients three years after a coalition of industry groups led by AMA released a consensus statement agreeing on necessary PA reforms to ease burdens, significant challenges still persist.”

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United States Preventive Services Task Force Calls for Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, with an estimated 52, 980 persons in the US projected to die of colorectal cancer in 2021.

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AMA: Physician Concerns Raised on Federal Rule Giving Patients Immediate Access to Test Results

According to a Kaiser Health News article, Doctors Now Must Provide Patients Their Health Data, some physicians have concerns about the April rollout of a federal rule, “that requires health care providers to give patients...electronic access to their health information without delay upon request, at no cost.”

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AMA: This Week’s Top Articles From JAMA Network™

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

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Maine Community Action Partnership: 4 Different Types of COVID-19 Households

After the grueling toll of pandemic life, there are some very clear bright spots. Three vaccines are approved and all back online and being rolled out. In fact, Maine is ranked among the top in the nation for vaccination rates.

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MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service

The Mary Cushman, MD Award is presented each year by the Maine Medical Association to recognize the humanitarian service of medical volunteers who serve in Maine, the US or abroad.  Nominations for the 2021 award are due by July 23, 2021.

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SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative

The Maine Medical Association- Center for Quality Improvement, in partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, launched the SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance initiative.

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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 Medical Association Legislative Advocacy Update

The following bills of importance were up for public hearings or voted on this week before policy committees in the Maine State Legislature.

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Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, May 26th

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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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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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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Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Annual Meeting May 21-25

Please join us online for the annual meeting of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health starting Friday evening, May 21, and going through Tuesday, May 25. Registration closes on May 7th!

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Maine Opioid Prescribing Legal Update May 25, 2021

Join the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS), in partnership with the Maine Medical Association Center for Quality Improvement (MMA-CQI), on Tuesday May 25, 2021, from 12 – 1 p.m. 

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Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series - Last Session is June 1

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

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NAMI Maine June Workshop: Suicide Assessment & Management for Clinical Staff - June 8, 15, & 22

This 6-hour course will be held in 3 sections of 2 hours each on Tuesday June 8, June 15 and June 22 from 2:30-4:30pm.

     
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    HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Medical Director / Physician

    Sacopee Valley Health Center, FQHC located in Porter, Maine is seeking a Board Certified, experienced, Physician to be the Medical Director.
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    Finance Director for Islands Community Medical Services

    Our Finance Director leads a 3-person team at Islands Community Medical Services (ICMS), a Federally Qualified Health Center on the island of Vinalhaven serving over 1,500 patients annually. 
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