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

 

Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices.

The Physician Ambassador Program was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a best practice recruitment and placement initiative seeking fully licensed physicians and clinicians to enhance health care services for Veterans.

The Physician Ambassador Program is a without compensation program that provides civilian physicians and clinicians an opportunity to give back to the Veteran community by serving in a volunteer role to deliver health care services to Veterans. 

If you are interested in participating in this program at VA Maine Healthcare System, please contact Jonathan Barczyk at (207) 621-4886.