Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/25/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  MMA Extends its Appreciation to Maine Physicians in Observance of Doctors' Day, March 30th
•  Insurers' Progress on Fixing Prior Authorization is Disappointingly Slow
•  New Resource Shows How to Counsel Patients About Firearm Safety
•  Stopping the Scourge of Social Media Misinformation on Vaccines
•  MIPS Deadline: Submit 2018 Data by April 2nd
•  Photos from Physicians' Day at the Legislature 2019
•  Boards Seek Comments on Proposed Rule for Office-based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, March 26th
•  State House Highlights of the Week: Prior Authorization is Among Issues Before HCIFS Committee, HHS Takes Testimony on Extended Opioid Prescriptions
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on April 6 and June 8
•  NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019
•  Mid Coast Maine - Adult Psychiatrist and/ Psychiatric NP/PA Opportunity
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
•  Medical Director - Maine Mobile Health Program
•  Board Certified Family Physician - Newport, RI
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician
•  Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health


MMA Extends its Appreciation to Maine Physicians in Observance of Doctors' Day, March 30th

 The Board of Directors and staff of the MMA wish to thank MMA members and all the physicians of Maine for your service to the patients of our state.


"We are proud to recognize the commitment of service to the people of Maine shown each day by Maine physicians," said MMA President Robert Schlager, M.D. in observance of Doctors' Day which is March 30, 2019.

National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a national holiday on our calendars to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens. The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors' Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor's Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as "National Doctor's Day."  

You can find more information about Doctors' Day on the U.S. Census Bureau web site here.