Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/08/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  U.S. House Passes American Health Care Act 217 to 213. Senate Vows to Start from Scratch
•  AMA Reacts to ACHA House Vote
•  AAP Reacts to AHCA Vote
•  Anthem asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Rejection of Proposed Anthem-Cigna Merger
•  MMA, Lown Institute and Colleagues Present Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change, in Portsmouth, June 17
•  New England AMA Delegation Meets in Providence, R.I.
•  MIPS Web-interface and CAHPS for MIPS Registration Open Until June 30
•  Maine DHHS Now Accepting Applcations for Opioid Health Homes
•  Physician-focused Payment Models Recommended to Secretary Price
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  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
•  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
•  Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
•  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
•  Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME
•  DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
•  Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME


New England AMA Delegation Meets in Providence, R.I.

AMA delegates from New England met together in Providence, RI on Saturday to discuss resolutions that will be presented to the AMA House of Delegates in June.

On Saturday, May 6, the New England Delegation to the AMA met in Providence, R.I., to consider proposed resolutions to present to the AMA House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting in June in Chicago. Attending from Maine were AMA delegate Maroulla Gleaton, M.D., MMA President and alternate AMA delegate Charles Pattavina, M.D. and EVP Gordon Smith. AMA delegate Richard Evans, M.D., who chairs the New England Delegation was unable to attend because of an illness in his family. 

Resolutions considered and receiving the two-thirds vote for endorsement of the delegation include the following:

  • Retail Prescription Bottle Label Privacy
  • Mandatory Public Health Reporting of Law-enforcement-Related Injuries and Deaths
  • Towards Eliminating ERISA State Preemption of Health Plan Liability
  • Policy and Economic Support for Early Child Care
  • Appropriate Placement of Transgender Prisoners
  • Protection of Clinician-Patient Privilege
  • Retail price of Drugs Displayed in Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising
  • Out of Network Care

The AMA House of Delegates will convene on Saturday, June 10 in Chicago.