Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/01/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  MMA Board Withdraws Opposition to Death with Dignity Legislation
•  Appeals Court Upholds Rejection of Proposed Anthem-Cigna Merger
•  MMA, Lown Institute and Colleagues Present Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change, in Portsmouth, June 17
•  Watch for the Upcoming Issue of Maine Medicine Arriving this Week
•  MIPS Web-interface and CAHPS for MIPS Registration Open Until June 30
•  May is Lyme Disease Month
•  Maine DHHS Now Accepting Applcations for Opioid Health Homes
•  Physician-focused Payment Models Recommended to Secretary Price
•  Weekly MMA Legislative Committee Conference Call Information
•  Legislative Highlights of the Week
•  Save the Date! Physicians' Day at the Legislature, May 31st
•  L.D. 46 Eliminating Physician Exemption from Jury Duty Poses Threat to Physician Practices
•  MPHP Medical Professionals Conference - May 5
•  Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Spring Meeting May 6-7
•  Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Free Webinars on May 10, May 24, and June 7
•  Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program & Business Meeting - May 12
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting - May 19-21
•  How Can I Choose Wisely? A Community Conversation on Healthcare Changes and Rising Costs June 8
•  Ship's Physician for Transatlantic Cruise
•  Physician Assistant - Newcastle
•  Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist - Full Time or Per Diem, Bridgton Hospital
•  Family Medicine Physician - Maine Medical Partners Primary Care - Standish, ME
•  Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine
•  SALES - Regional Representative for Maine Rx Card
•  Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME
•  DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
•  Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME


Watch for the Upcoming Issue of Maine Medicine Arriving this Week

MMA members and practice managers should watch for the upcoming issue of Maine Medicine which will be mailed this week. Included as an insert is the registration material for MMA's 164th Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor Sept. 8-10, 2017

Maine Medicine is published four times per year and can contain up to six inserts promoting upcoming events. This issue also contains an update on the Association's work on the opioid legislation.  In addition to the insert regarding the Annual Session, there is also a four page brochure detailing the June 17th Conference on Professionalism being held in Portsmouth, N.H. The conference is sponsored by MMA, the Lown Institute and several additional medical, nursing and PA societies in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Keynote presenters include Thomas Bodenheimer, M.D., MPH and Eric Campbell, PhD. Five clinical ethicists from the Northern New England region also will be panelists. The discounted early bird registration is available through May 15.

Registration for the June 17th program is also available on the MMA website at