Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 09/04/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  George J. Mitchell and Michael Botticelli to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session this Weekend in Bar Harbor
•  CMS Moves to Allow Step Therapy in Medicare Advantage Plans
•  Maine Legislature Acts on Several Child Protective Bills
•  Fewer Uninsured Hospitalizations Linked to Insurance Access Under ACA, Research Indicates
•  12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids
•  Maine Prescription Drug Monitoring Program User Survey: Extended Deadline Friday September 7
•  Diabetes and Gun Violence Resolutions Among Business at 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
•  Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October - Enrollment Deadline: September 10
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA - September 11
•  MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for September 12 in Auburn
•  Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute - Enrollment Deadline: September 12
•  Recognizing & Responding to Opioid Overdoses - Training September 12
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire - September 20-21
•  17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23
•  MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training in Augusta - September 22
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2018 on October 16
•  Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know - Friday, October 19
•  Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions - Oct 20, Dec 8, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
•  Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  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 - September 11

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

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)                
500 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020                                                                          
(413) 331-4440                                                                            

Tru by Hilton Chicopee Springfield (1.2 mi)
440 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA  01020
(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