Maine Medicine Weekly Update: 12/24/2021

In This Issue
Enjoy The Holidays, Our Weekly Newsletter & Thank You For All You Do
FDA Updates: Pfizer & Merck Oral Antivirals Authorized; Omicron & Monoclonal Antibodies
Maine CDC Updates & Guidance
Reminder: Everyone Ages 16 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot
US CDC Reduces Time for Health Care Workers to Isolate & Updates School Guidelines
English Study: Booster Shots Protect Against Omicron for About 10 Weeks
Patients Vaccinated for COVID-19 Have Shorter Hospital Stays Than Unvaccinated Patients
JAMA Internal Medicine - Illness Severity With SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Delta vs Beta Variant
US Supreme Court to Take Up Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Rules
CDC: Physicians Should Discuss Meds to Reduce HIV Risk
HHS: $48 Million Available to Increase the Public Health Workforce in Rural and Tribal Communities
MaineCare: Payment Cycle Reminder: Christmas and New Year's Day Holidays
Medicine in the Media
Walgreens Pharmacy Hours Change: Call Ahead Before Picking Up Your Medication
Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) CME Program Coordinator
Open Enrollment For 2022 Individual Health Plans
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Governorís Opioid Response Seminar Webinar Series Continues (Jan 7)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) - Greater Portland Health
Transformational OB/GYN or Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician leader

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Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) CME Program Coordinator

The Maine Medical Association (MMA) and Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) CME Program Coordinator is one position with two separate functions. This individual will learn the national system of regulation and oversight of providers of continuing medical education for allopathic physicians (M.D.s)  through the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  This role is both administrative and managerial, and it requires a highly motivated self-starter who can learn an increasingly complex accreditation process and stay current as the system is rapidly changing.  This individual will be the sole staff member responsible for the statewide CME provider accreditation function of the Maine Medical Association, the Maine Medical Education Trust as one of those accredited CME providers, and the MMA’s Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee. This individual will assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of CME activities in the State of Maine. This individual will work closely with the staff of the ACCME based in Chicago, IL and will also be MMA’s liaison with the staff members performing similar work at the New Hampshire Medical Society and Massachusetts Medical Society.


CME Program Coordinator, MMA and MMET

MMA Functions:

  • CME Program Coordinator - Oversee 17 providers and maintain all records in accordance with the ACCME Guidelines
  • Participate in ACCME Academy classes as required
  • Maintain ACCME PARS (Program and Activity  Reporting System) Database of all providers in the State of Maine
  • Attend ACCME required meetings (April and May in Chicago)
  • Ensure that CME information on MMA web site is current
  • Meeting management for Annual CME Dinner Meeting activity (1 per year)
  • Responsible for learning the Element and Essential Criteria of ACCME along with the Markers of Equivalency
  • Communicate regularly with staff counterparts at CME Provider entities
  • Attend site surveys as a surveyor and with surveyors

·      Manage correspondence with CME providers including notifications of re-accreditation and for annual reporting requirements

·      Quarterly CCMEA Committee meeting coordination: preparing meeting agendas and keeping minutes

·      Development of CME Program (innovative ideas and initiatives)

·      Leads recruitment and retention of CME providers

·      Leads recruitment and retention of CCMEA Committee members and surveyors

MMET Functions:

  • Ensures approval of MMA CME activities through the MMET
  • Directs invoicing and collections of CME program activity approval fees
  • Provide on-site support (when applicable) for programs including attendance, the distribution and collection of evaluation feedback, faculty disclosure and commercial support acknowledgement 
  • Develop and maintain a file for each program offered during the current accreditation term (Physician attendance records must be kept for a minimum of 6 years)
  • Assist with the CCMEA re-accreditation process; complete the application, review program files, work with MMA staff to establish a survey date, and attend the re-accreditation survey         
  • Attend the annual CCMEA Medical Education Conference and other educational opportunities regionally or nationally    

·      Responsible for ensuring that CME activities meet the requirements of the ACCME Criteria

·      Maintain ACCME PARS Database of all MMET approved activities

·      Maintain the MMET Pilot Program Oversight and Review

·      Responsible for MMA site survey materials for Accreditation



  • Bachelor’s degree or five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong skills in multiple Windows-based, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as experience in learning new software programs
  • Analytic ability and effective negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication, time management, and customer service skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, adapt to shifting priorities, and handle time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to think creatively, solve problems, take initiative, use good judgment, and make sound decisions
  • Ability to serve as a proactive resource to internal and external constituents and to identify appropriate resources to ensure that organizational, departmental, and external needs are met with diplomacy and tactfulness

·       Ability to learn ACCME and AMA accreditation requirements

  • Some travel and work after regular business hours is required
  • Valid Maine Driver’s License and reliable transportation

Physical Demands: Ability to write, operate acomputer, printer, faxmachine, photocopier, and use telephonecommunication devices. Must be able to transporthim/herself to external meetingsand events. Must be able tolift to 20 lbs.

Work Environment: Our office is located in Manchester, Maine.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, PTO, Flex Benefit Plan, Retirement Plan, Group Long Term Disability, Group Life Insurance.

Compensation: Based on qualifications and experience (Range $40,000 - $50,000 exempt) for a 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week) position.    

Interested candidates please forward your resume to Diane McMahon, dmcmahon@mainemed.com

MMA isan equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment withoutregard to race, color, religiouscreed, sex, national origin,ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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