Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/08/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA Committee Releases Updated Policy Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide Before Legislature's Debate of Issue
•  Maine School Immunization Rates Continue Downward Trend, Pertussis Rises
•  Federal Judge to Hold Hearing on CVS-Aetna Merger in May
•  Kentucky Physicians Pass Bill to Fix Prior Authorization. Will Maine Do the Same?
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, April 9th
•  State House Highlights of the Week: Tobacco, Tanning, and Public Health in HHS; Short-Term Health Plans and Consumer Assistance in HCIFS
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019
•  22nd Maine Pain Symposium on May 1 8am-4:30pm at University of New England
•  April 24 - Meeting Medicare's Quality Payment Program Requirements: Overview & Assistance
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner
•  Gastroenterology Lead Physician - Bangor, Maine
•  Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  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
•  Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

April 24 - Meeting Medicare's Quality Payment Program Requirements: Overview & Assistance

Healthcentric Advisors event on Medicare's Quality Payment Program requirements for Performance Year 2019

Meeting Medicare's Quality Payment Program Requirements: Overview & Assistance
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:30-8:00pm
University of New England, Portland Campus

Register Here 

Join Healthcentric Advisors, the New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIO) on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30-8:00pm as their experts present an overview of Medicare's Quality Payment Program.  Program Information and Registration

Eligible clinicians are required to report performance data that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses to adjust future Medicare claims payments.  The majority of providers participate in QPP through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). 

Healthcentric Advisors is a nationally-recognized, nonprofit healthcare quality improvement organization delivering education, technical assistance, research, analytical and project management services.  As a part of their contract with CMS, QPP support is provided at no cost to providers. 

Experts will be available afterwards for personalized assistance.  Dinner will be provided during the presentation.