Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 11/19/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Expectations High for Mills Administration on Health Care Issues
•  Legislature’s Coverage Task Force Issues Report
•  Athenahealth Inc. Sold
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program/NAMI Maine Presents 2 Programs for Clinicians Nov. 30
•  Rule Amends Blood Test Requirement for Newborns
•  AMA Urges OIG to Create Value-Based Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor
•  New Web-based Decision Support Tool Helps With Chronic Pain Treatment
•  Visits to Physicians for Primary Care Declined From 2012 to 2016
•  Health Insurance Marketplace 2019 Open Enrollment Now Through December 15, 2018
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Leaders Selected; Others Seek to Become Constitutional Officers
•  MMA Legislative Committee's Organizational Meeting Scheduled for December 6
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MaineGeneral to Offer X-waiver Course Dec. 11
•  MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentation - 11/26 Portland & 11/28 Brewer
•  Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline for Enrollment at Discounted Price: November 30th
•  11/27 Webinar - Opioid Use Disorder & Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities
•  Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Dec 8, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners in multiple locations – BlueWater Emergency Partners
•  Seeking Medical Director for Family Medical Practice in Waterville, ME
•  Physician – Leeds
•  Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Primary Care Physician
•  PCHC wants to add more Family Physicians at Multiple Locations!
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  OB/GYN Physician Opportunity
•  Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director
•  Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Internal Medicine Physician
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

Maine Suicide Prevention Program/NAMI Maine Presents 2 Programs for Clinicians Nov. 30

NAMI Maine, in partnership with MMA, will present educational programs on Suicide Assessment and Prevention & Management of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in the Healthcare Setting.

 

In partnership with MMA, two programs are being offered on November 30th:

Suicide Assessment for Clinicians -Learn about suicide trends in high risk populations across the lifespan and the steps of a suicide risk assessment interview. Learn about intervention, determination of level of care, treatment, and referral. Designed for those working in mental health and primary care clinical roles who need more in-depth resources. Review of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) - approved for CME’s as well as CEUs.

Non-Suicidal Self Injury: Prevention and Management in a Healthcare Setting -Non-suicidal self-injury is the direct, deliberate destruction of body tissue in the absence of suicidal intent is on the rise among youth and young adults. This training reviews demographics, risk factors, and warning signs as well as recommendations for assessment, intervention, and management of self-injury with protocol development and implementation resources to support clinical providers, behavioral health clinicians, and other professional staff working in educational or healthcare settings. 

Click here to register.