Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/19/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  President Proposes Cutting Opioid Rx by 1/3, Death Penalty for Sellers, Other Measures
•  Congress Confronts Another Must-Pass Spending Bill Deadline: March 23rd
•  New AMA Survey: Patient Clinical Outcomes Shortchanged by Prior Authorization
•  RWJ Foundation Releases County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Report
•  Maine Quality Counts Publishes new "Choosing Wisely" Toolkit for Employers
•  Diabetes Alert Day - March 27: 3 Strategies that Change the Conversation You Have with Patients on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
•  MMA Board Approves Climate Change Resolution
•  Bipartisan Group of Senators Propose Bill to Ban “Gag Clauses” on Prescription Savings
•  Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Call This Tuesday, March 20th
•  Legislative Report: Female Genital Cutting, Medical Marijuana, and More
•  Med Student/MMA Board Member Knowland Testifies on Student Loan Bill
•  Governor Approves Meningococcal Vaccine Rule
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  QC2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
•  MMA and Jackson Laboratory Seeking Volunteers to Assist with 2018 Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative Forum - April 6-8
•  FREE 8-Hr. MAT Waiver Training Being Offered in Dover, NH - Friday, April 27th
•  Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Medical Board Physician
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Hospice Physician – Lewiston, ME
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Operations Director
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

FREE 8-Hr. MAT Waiver Training Being Offered in Dover, NH - Friday, April 27th

Helping connect the dots to more effectively address opioid use disorders.

The New Hampshire Medical Society, NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to offer FREE 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training in Dover, NH on Friday, April 27th.

The New Hampshire Medical Society, NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to offer this FREE 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training.

Date:
Friday, April 27, 2018
Location:
Wentworth-Douglas Hospital
789 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820

Click Here for More Information and to Register
  • Training is available for physicians interested in seeking their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, providers are required to take eight hours of training.
  • Following trainings, physicians who have successfully completed the course, may apply to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to obtain the waiver.
  • 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and a Buprenorphine Training Completion Certificate will be awarded to those who complete all 8 hours of the course and receive a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the examination.
  • Residents may take the course and apply for their waiver when the receive their DEA license. They will need to maintain their certificate of completion following the training.
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who take this 8-Hour MAT waiver course will receive a certificate of completion and can apply it toward the 24-hour training requirement established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). For the addtional 16 hours, PCSS-MAT is also providing NPs and PAs with the coursework FREE and together they meet the required training to be eligible to apply for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.
  • This course has been approved by the NH Board of Medicine as CME that fulfills the opioid prescribing competency requirement.

CME Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and the New Hampshire Medical Society, Anthem New Hampshire, and NH Department of Health and Human Services. AAAP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Location:
Wentworth-Douglas Hospital
789 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820

Click Here for More Information and to Register