Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 06/05/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Physicians' Day a Success!
•  MMA, Lown Institute and Colleagues Present "Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change" in Portsmouth, June 17
•  MMA Board of Directors to Meet on Wednesday, June 7
•  Harvard Pilgrim Seeks 39.7% Premium Increase in the ACA Marketplace, Smaller Increases Sought by Anthem and CHO
•  Physician-Owned Practices Dip Below 50 Percent
•  U.S. Senate Deliberates on Health-System Reform Legislation
•  CMS Releases New Resources to Help Clinicians Successfully Participate in QPP
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Weekly MMA Legislative Committee Conference Call Information
•  Legislative Highlights of the Week
•  Call Your Legislators: L.D. 46 Eliminating Physician Exemption from Jury Duty Poses Threat to Physician Practices
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  Time is Running Out...Will You Be Compliant on July 1st With The New E-Prescribing Mandate? Free Webinars on June 7 & June 14
•  How Can I Choose Wisely? A Community Conversation on Healthcare Changes and Rising Costs June 8
•  June 20 Webinar: Recognizing When Patients Have Concerns About the Cost of Their Health Care
•  National Medicare Education Program June 28
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
•  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
•  Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader - Portland, ME
•  Family Medicine - Windham, ME
•  Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Wanted
•  Physician - Lubec, ME
•  Nurse Practitioner - Swift River Family Medicine - Rumford, ME
•  Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Bridgton, ME
•  UNE Graduates First Class of Dentists

 

MMA, Lown Institute and Colleagues Present "Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change" in Portsmouth, June 17

Don't miss this important conference which is intended to focus attention on many of the stresses in medicine today.  This program, put together with the assistance of the well-known Lown Institute in Brookline, MA, will bring together physicians, physician assistants and nurse practices from across Northern New England.

Join your professional colleagues at a day-long conference on the topic of professionalism on Saturday, June 17 from 8am-4:30pm at the Sheraton Portsmouth.

Register online

Keynote speakers are Thomas Bodenheimer, M.D., MPH and Eric Campbell, PhD. Five of the leading clinical ethicists in northern New England will also participate on two panels moderated by Vikas Saini, M.D., President of the Lown Institute of Brookline, MA and MMA EVP Gordon Smith, Esq.

Following lunch, a special presentation of the one act play Side Effects will be performed by actor Michael Milligan. The play tells the story of a physician stressed out by the many administrative responsibilities that can interfere with taking care of a patient.

Conference Brochure and Agenda