Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 09/24/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Attorney General Releases Overdose Death Numbers for First Half of 2018
•  Dr. Dora Mills Joins MaineHealth Community Health Efforts
•  MMA Seeks Contract Academic Detailer/Prescriber Educator
•  US Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Gag Clauses for PBMs
•  2019 CPT Code Set Released
•  MEJP, Speaker Gideon Urge CMS to Approve MaineCare Expansion
•  Richard A. Evans, M.D. Honored as Outgoing Chair of New England Delegation to AMA
•  MMA Listening Session in Newcastle on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:00-8:00pm
•  Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?
•  Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training
•  MaineHealth Announces 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training Program
•  12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Health Care for Maine Conference October 1
•  Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program beginning October 4th - Applications close 9/28.
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative final training program for 2018 on October 16
•  MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - Augusta 10/16, Wells 10/17, Portland 11/26
•  Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
•  Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Friday, November 9
•  Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  BC/BE Family Physician
•  Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
•  Internal Medicine Physician
•  Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient 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

 

Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training

Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.

 

Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment is one evidence based approach to doing this. Maine AAP will be offering several trainings throughout the state over the next 6 months. Please consider joining us to enhance your skills in identifying and offering brief interventions in the primary care settings for youth on the path to substance use disorders.

The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.

Confirmed Dates for all sessions:

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston - REGISTER NOW

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Presque Isle/Caribou - REGISTER NOW

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Bangor - REGISTER NOW

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Farmington - Franklin Memorial Hospital, Allen Room - REGISTER NOW

Saturday, April 6, 2018 - Biddeford/Saco - REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a storyteller, consultant, trainer, co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, and Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men's, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups.