Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 10/23/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Patients Pay for Ending Cost-sharing Reduction Payments
•  Less Wealth Means Greater Disability, Shorter Life
•  Congress Continues CHIP Negotiations
•  Free Personalized Assistance to Help You Prepare for Quality Payment Program
•  MMA Senior Section Meets Wednesday, Topic is Mental Health Services with AMHI Consent Decree Court Master
•  AMA Outlines Next Steps for Health Reform
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
•  Hamilton Confirmed as DHHS Commissioner
•  Rep. Stanley Proposes Bill on Closure of Hospital Services
•  SAVE THE DATE: MMA Legislative Committee Meets December 11th to Prepare for Next Legislative Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  University of New England Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop October 28th
•  York County Drug Takeback Day October 28th
•  Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 3-hour presentation in Wells on November 1
•  9th Canadian Conference on Dementia - November 2-4, 2017
•  Turquoise & Tapas With the Lung Association November 9th
•  Emerging Technologies - Advances in Diagnosis & Laboratory Testing: Annual Conference November 15 in Augusta
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: October 25 & November 18 at EMMC
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  BC/BE Physician - C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital
•  VA Psychiatrist
•  Chief Executive Officer
•  BE/BC Family Practitioner - Lewiston, ME
•  Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
•  Chief Executive Officer
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with Central Maine Heart Associates in Auburn, Maine
•  Palliative Care Provider
•  Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME
•  Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME
•  Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME
•  DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
•  Outpatient Opportunities Loan Repayment, Sign-On & Relocation
•  Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

York County Drug Takeback Day October 28th

The "Choose to be Healthy Coalition" is sponsoring a drug takeback day in Kittery on Saturday, October 28, at several locations around southern York County.

 

This Saturday from 10-2 at a location near you:

Fall Drug Take Back Day

Bring your unused, unwanted, and expired medication for safe disposal.

Please, no sharps!

*Please see updated Kittery location below!


Participating locations in Southern York County: Berwick Police Department, Eliot Police Department, Kittery Police Department-updated location, North Berwick Police Department, Ogunquit Police Department, South Berwick Community Center, York Hospital in Wells, and York Hannaford.

Can't make it? Find a 24/7 dropbox location in Southern York County by visiting our website