Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/23/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Opioid Prescribing for Pain Continues to Decline in Maine
•  MMA is 165 Years Old on Saturday, April 28, 2018
•  MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
•  MMA Board Meets on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
•  Hanley Center Health Leadership Development Class XI Graduates Twenty-nine Healthcare Leaders
•  MICIS: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  AMA, Specialty Societies Ask CMS to Reduce 2018 MIPS Reporting Period
•  Consumers for Affordable Health Care to Honor MMA EVP Gordon Smith at 30th Anniversary Celebration on June 7th
•  Maine Education Department Announces School Immunization Changes
•  24 Maine Hospitals Report Sentinel Events
•  Doctors Without Borders Coming to Maine May 1st
•  Looking for Help in Paying for Medical School?
•  Take Control of Debt - April 24 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial
•  Final Legislative Call of the Session This Tuesday, April 24th
•  Legislative Report: Adjournment?
•  FREE 8-Hr. MAT Waiver Training Being Offered in Dover, NH - Friday, April 27th
•  Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational & Business Meeting - Friday, May 4th
•  Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
•  One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
•  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
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
•  Psychiatric Medical Director
•  Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
•  Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians


MMA Board Meets on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The MMA Board of Directors holds its next regularly scheduled meeting this coming Wednesday at 4:00pm at the offices of the Association in the Frank O. Stred Building in Manchester, Maine. The meeting begins at 4:00pm and any MMA member is welcome to attend.


Agendas for all MMA committee meetings are posted on the MMA website at and all meetings are open to MMA members regardless of whether they are on the Board or committee. Minutes of the meetings are posted following their approval by the applicable committee.

Priority topics for the meeting Wednesday include the following:
Opioid prescribing CME requirements.
President's Retreat follow-up:   
     a.  EVP Succession Planning Update
          1.  Working group on EVP position description
          2.  Updated timeline for search
          3.  Communications with search firms
    b.   Member and Board Engagement
    c.   Draft survey questions for members re EVP Search
    d.   Review of existing Strategic Plan 
Board members will also receive an update on the 2018 Annual Session planning for the 165th Annual Session being held in Bar Harbor, Sept. 7-9, 2018. MMA's Advocacy team of Andrew MacLean, Peter Michaud and Gordon Smith will present an update on where the MMA legislative priorities sit given the abrupt suspension of the Second Session of the 128th Legislature.
The 29 member MMA Board is chaired by Amy Madden, M.D. of Belgrade.