Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 11/20/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Current News Moves MMA to Remind Physicians of Guidance on Boundaries in Physician-Patient Relationships
•  Webinars on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 12/5 & 12/13
•  Health Insurance Marketplace 2018: 3 weeks left for Open Enrollment
•  MMA Leadership Listening Session in Portland on Tuesday, December 5
•  Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Wednesday, 12/6 in Portland
•  House Passes CHIP Reauthorization
•  2018 Another Transition Year for Quality Payment Program
•  News from the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting
•  2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Provides Regulatory Relief for Physicians
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
•  SAVE THE DATE: MMA Legislative Committee Meets December 11th to Prepare for Next Legislative Session
•  Highlights of Recently Enacted Legislation: L.D. 479 Requiring a Opioid Prescribing Policy
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Chief Executive Officer
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader
•  BC/BE Physician - C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital
•  VA Psychiatrist
•  BE/BC Family Practitioner - Lewiston, ME
•  Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
•  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
•  DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
•  Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Anesthesiologist - Augusta/Waterville
•  Physiatrist - Brunswick, Maine
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

Webinars on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 12/5 & 12/13

Quality Counts 1-hour webinars presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 13 from 12-1 pm.

 

Quality Counts Webinars presented by MICIS: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Register here for the Tuesday, December 5 webinar

Register here for the Wednesday, December 13 webinar

Part 2: Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain   

Tuesday, December 5 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here

Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain

  • Review best practices in practice transformation for opioid prescribing
  • Focus on team-based care including developing "CSI" (controlled substance initiative) teams
Harm reduction: diagnosis and treatment of opioid use disorder including MAT, naloxone prescribing, and risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines
  • Appropriately diagnose opioid use disorder
  • Understand requirements and benefits of buprenorphine and naltrexone prescribing
  • Anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk

 

Part 3: Enhancing Provider Communication Skills; Nonopioid & nonpharm treatment of chronic pain - evidence-based recommendations  

Wednesday, December 13 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here

Enhancing provider communication skills, building patient/family centered care models and incorporating patient education into practice:

  • Review Trauma-Informed care
  • Discuss integration strategies for behavioral health and chronic pain management
  • Demonstrate responses to Choosing Wisely's 5 Questions
Non opioid and nonpharm treatment of chronic pain - Evidence-based recommendations
  • Evidence-based review of alternative treatments for acute & chronic pain
  • Discuss comprehensive acute pain management plans & reduce surgical overprescribing