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Maine Medicine Weekly E-Update, July 20, 2022

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MAINE MEDICINE WEEKLY UPDATE
July 20, 2022
LEAD STORIES
Monkeypox Now a Reportable Condition in Maine
Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by FDA & CDC
Maine Joins National Launch Of 988 Suicide And Crisis Lifeline
MORE CDC NEWS
Recent Reports of Human Parechovirus (PeV) in the United States
PHYSICIANS IN THE NEWS
Maine Physicians Direct Primacy Care Model to Improve Medical Care
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
MMA Government Affairs Developing 2023-2024 State Legislative Agenda
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
CDC Launches New Addiction Medicine Toolkit
Revised Narcotic Treatment Program Manual
Governor Mills Hosts 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit
COVID CORNER
Concerns About BA.5 Variants Contagiousness, Hospitalizations
MMA'S ANNUAL MEETING
Sign Up Now for the MMA 169th Annual Session in Bar Harbor!
CANCER CARE
ASGE Colon Cancer Appropriate Screening Test Campaign
AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations Due by July 29 for 2022 Mary Cushman, MD Award
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Island Physician - MD/DO
Family Medicine Physician - Penobscot Community Health Care’s Brewer Medical Center
Physician
Thoracic Surgeon Opportunity at Progressive Medical Center in Maine
Lead Hematology/Oncology Opportunity in Northern Maine
Experienced Emergency Medicine PA Opportunity in Bangor, Maine!

 
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Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the COVID-19 public health emergency through October and the key flexibilities on telehealth and reporting deadlines. The declaration is valid through October 13, 2022. Another 90-day extension is likely, considering there’s an election in November and coronavirus numbers have typically surged in the fall.

During the Public Health Emergency (PHE), people nationwide have benefited from continuous and Medicaid or CHIP coverage.

The federal government has promised a 60-day notice of when the public health emergency will expire.

Renewal Of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists – DHHS

Public Health Emergency Declaration – DHHS

Public Health Emergency Declaration Q&As – DHHS

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