Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 08/20/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Maine Legislature Seems Poised to Return in Special Session to Consider Bills on the State's Child Protective Services System
•  MMA Membership to Consider Bylaw Amendments Establishing Student and Resident Sections at Annual Meeting
•  MMA Headquarters Undergoing Major Renovations
•  CDC: Drug overdoses killed 72,000 in 2017
•  Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine AM Best Rating Rises
•  Familial Hypercholesterolemia Common Among Those With French Canadian Ancestry
•  Another Vaccine Shown to Not Cause Autism
•  New AMA Website Urges Grassroots Advocacy on Prior Authorization Reform
•  MMA Senior Section Meets on August 22 with Presentation by Richard Kahn, M.D.
•  Register Today for 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for August 21-Brewer & September 12-Auburn
•  MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training September 22
•  17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018
•  Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions
•  Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
•  Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14th
•  Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute
•  Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
•  Behavioral Health Consultant
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Medical Board Physician
•  Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
•  Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians


CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

When it comes to expanding your expertise on all things Medicare, you need to be up to date on the latest news. Join us for a one day workshop where you will learn from complex case work analyses and intriguing discussions. Learning from the expert attendees will better help prepare you in assisting beneficiaries when it comes to their Part C and Part D choices. There is no fee to attend.         

The workshop will be presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and held on September 11th, 2018 at the RiverMills Center in Chicopee, MA, all day. There will also be a Café available.

Registration: 9:00am-9:30am                                                            End Time: 4:30pm-5:00pm

Location:         RiverMills Center            

                                        5 W Main St.

                                        Chicopee, MA 01020

Nearby Hotels:

Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield Chicopee (1.4 mi)           Tru by Hilton Chicopee Springfield (1.2 mi)                           500 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020                                              440 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020                                                        

(413) 331 - 4440                                                                                   (413) 331-5155

Nearby Restaurants:

Falls Pizza (0.2 mi)                                                                              China Star (0.2 mi)                                                                  1836, 103 Main Street, Chicopee, MA 01020                           80 Main Street, Chicopee MA, 01020                              (413) 594 – 9133                                                                                      (413) 598 – 0033

For questions, contact Maureen Kerrigan at or Cynthia Phillips at