Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 01/22/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Changing of the Guard at MMA Board Meeting: A New President Takes Over
•  Senior Section Luncheon January 24 Features Speakers on Precision Medicine
•  2017-18 Flu Season a Bad One
•  5 tips to help your patients make their new year a healthy one
•  US DHHS Proposes New Conscience and Religious Freedom Rules for Health Care
•  Administration Extends Opioid Emergency Declaration
•  Lyme Disease Continues to Rise in Maine
•  Important Update on MaineCare Provider Enrollment Applications: New Application Fee Amount for 2018
•  Claims-Based Quality Reporting for MIPS: Submitting MIPS Quality Codes on CMS-1500 Claims
•  Community Health Options Sues Federal Government for $5.7 Million
•  Legislative Call This Tuesday, January 23rd
•  Legislative Report: Hospital Program Closures, School-based Health Centers
•  Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop - March 2
•  28th Annual Winter Conference - Contemporary Topics in Orthopedics - March 16-18
•  QC2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  MD/DO
•  Chief Executive Officer CEO at Greater Portland Health
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Chief Executive Officer - Pines Health Services
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians


Senior Section Luncheon January 24 Features Speakers on Precision Medicine

The MMA Senior Section will meet over lunch on Wednesday, January 24 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Featured speakers on the topic of Precision Medicine are from the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative and Jackson Laboratory.  Any MMA member is invited to attend.


Senior Section luncheons are always held at the MMA offices in the Frank Sred Building on Association Drive in Manchester. Any MMA member is welcome to attend but please RSVP to Lisa Martin at MMA via e-mail to There is no cost to attend.

The speakers on Jan. 24 are Andrey Antov, MBA of the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative and Jens Rueter, M.D. from Jackson Laboratory. The title of their presentation is: The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative:  An Implementation of a State-Wide Precision Medicine Program.