Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/03/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  State Budget Agreement Reportedly Reached
•  DHHS Announces 31 Day Grace Period for Enforcement of E-prescribing Penalties
•  Board of Licensure in Medicine Proposes Changes to Chapter 1 Rules
•  Vote is Delayed on U.S. Senate "Better Care Reconciliation Act"
•  Loan and Trust Committee Approves $515.000 in Loans to Medical Students from Maine
•  AMA Launches Opioid Education Microsite
•  MMA Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, July 10, 2017
•  Nominations for the 2017 Mary F. Cushman Award Due By August 1
•  Legislative Highlights of the Week
•  Physicians Lose Jury Duty Exemption
•  Legislature Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21
•  Opioid Prescribing Presentation: Wednesday, July 19 from 5-8:30pm in Auburn
•  16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 15-17
•  Patient Safety Academy - September 29
•  Register Now for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  Call-in Program on MIPS and APM
•  Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, 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
•  Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME
•  Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME
•  Ophthalmologist - Brunswick, ME
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Sacopee Valley Health Center
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician Livermore Falls, ME
•  Internal Medicine Physician - Bangor, ME


Patient Safety Academy - September 29

Join us for the 8th Annual Patient Safety Academy!  This day-long event is open to anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities.

This day-long event is open to anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities.  The Academy includes plenary sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities.  Workshops will provide skill-building and best practice lessons in the areas of patient engagement, infection prevention, falls prevention, antibiotic stewardship, patient safety culture, and much more!

WHEN:  Friday, September 29, 2017

WHERE:  Portland, on the USM campus, Abromson Center

COST:  $50 general registration / $25 student registration


Questions can be directed to Karen Pearson or 207-780-4553.