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

 

Time is Running Out...Will You Be Compliant on July 1st With The New E-Prescribing Mandate? Free Webinars on June 7 & June 14

With the e-prescribing mandate quickly approaching on July 1st, the Maine Medical Association wants to support our members with the information you need to be prepared to comply with this important step in the fight against opioid abuse. 

With the e-prescribing mandate quickly approaching on July 1st, the Maine Medical Association wants to support our members with the information you need to be prepared to comply with this important step in the fight against opioid abuse. 

As a service to our members, we have chosen DrFirst as our preferred e-prescribing platform and negotiated a generously discounted price of $500 per annual license for MMA members (a $299 discount). DrFirst offers a superior clinical workflow that is easy to use and affordable. Their package includes Rcopia® for legend drug e-prescribing, EPCS Gold 2.0for controlled substance e-prescribing, and iPrescribe℠, an app for mobile e-prescribing.

Aside from legend drug and controlled substance e-prescribing within a single workflow, you’ll also get

  • 24 months of patient medication history
  • real-time benefit check (formulary data, drug cost, suggestions for cheaper alternatives)
  • clinical alerts (e.g., duplicate therapy and allergy warnings)
  • one-on-one guidance through DEA identity proofing and authentication
  • patient adherence monitoring
  • electronic prior authorization

To help answer your questions, DrFirst and Maine Medical Association are hosting two webinars this month to help you learn more the patient safety and workflow benefits of using controlled substance e-prescribing.

Wednesday, June 7, 12-1pm: Register Here

Wednesday, June 14, 12-1pm: Register Here 

For more information, MMA members can visit DrFirst’s website at www.drfirst.com/mainemed or contact David Fisher at 301-231-9510, ext. 2864.