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

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  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
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  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
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  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

 

MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training in Augusta - September 22

MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Augusta.

 

Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence Course

FOR:  All physicians, NPs, PAs, MAs, other medical office staff  

DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018

LOCATION: MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta, ME                  

AAAP’s “Half and Half” Course

with Dr. Richard Fein (8:00am-12:30pm)

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AAAP’s “Half and Half” course with Dr. Richard Fein is a free American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry program that combines 4.25 hours of face-to-face/in-class instruction and 3.75 hours of online training. Those wishing to qualify for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) must complete both components of this program.

Training will focus on clinical vignettes to help participants think through “real life” experiences in opioid dependence treatment.  The online modules provide a background on the treatment of opioid dependence and substance use disorders. This program has been approved for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CMEs.  Note that NPs/PAs can take this 8 hour waiver training and it will count towards their waiver application.

To register or for more information call 861-5253 or email shane.gallagher@mainegeneral.org 

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the Data Sponsor for this activity.  Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (1U79TI026556) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.