Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/29/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Community Health Options to Continue Participation in ACA Marketplace
•  Wording Proposed by Secretary of State for Home Health Referendum
•  MMA Past President Dr. Charles Pattavina Testifies to U.S. Senate Committee
•  CMS Releases SIM Report
•  Shaun Alfreds Appointed as Head of HealthInfoNet
•  Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
•  Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month: Making the Case for a Healthy Diet as a Tool for Diabetes Prevention
•  New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Report: Appropriations Committee Meets May 30th
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
•  HPV Summit in Brewer June 7th
•  Wednesday, June 13 in Augusta: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  X Waiver Course in Waterville June 16th
•  MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22
•  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
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Behavioral Health Consultant
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician Opportunity
•  Ob/Gyn Physician Opportunity
•  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

 

Wednesday, June 13 in Augusta: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis

3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

 

Register Here This 3-hour education session will feature an update on Maine opioid prescribing laws and rules as well as clinical content with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective.  The topics covered at this session will be:

  • Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities
  • Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
  • Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine
This MICIS presentation activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L.2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine.
 
Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Gordon Smith, Esq.
 
Monday, May 21, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
 
Check in begins at 4:30pm
FREE - advanced registration is required
Light snacks will be provided
For More Information and To Register
 
The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association.
 
The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Commitee on Continuing Medical Education to provide CME activities for physicians.