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 New Hampshire - September 20-21

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

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