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 New Hampshire

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

Whether you’re building a foundation of basic Medicare knowledge, or you want to expand your expertise, there’s something for everyone. The workshop will be held for 2 days. You’re welcome to attend the entire 2-day workshop or you can choose to attend only one day. This 2-day workshop will mainly focus on preparing you to better assist beneficiaries about their Part C and D choices. There is no fee to attend.


The workshop will be presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and held on September 20-21, 2018 in Concord, NH from 9:30am-4:30pm on both days. Registration is mandatory and seating is limited.

Location:       Brown Building       

                        129 Pleasant Street.

                        Concord, NH

Nearby hotels:

The Centennial Hotel (0.2 mi)

96 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301

(603) 227-9000

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Concord (1.6 mi)

4 Gulf St, Concord, NH 03301

(603) 224-4011

Nearby restaurants:

Granite Restaurant & Bar (0.2 mi)

96 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301

(603) 227-9005

Tucker’s (1.0 mi)

80 South St., Concord, NH 03301

(603) 413-5884

NOTE: if attending both days, register for each day on Eventbrite.
For questions, contact Maureen Kerrigan at