Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 06/03/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Maine AG Sues Purdue Pharma for Deceptive Opioid Marketing
•  Reported Measles Cases Continue to Rise
•  New HIPAA Guidelines for Business Associates
•  AMA Opioid Task Force Recommendations Offer Roadmap to Policymakers
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Governor Mills Announces Opioid Response Summit July 15th
•  MedHelp Maine Seeks Data on Unaffordable Medicines
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, June 4th
•  "Death With Dignity" Bill Passes House and Senate, and Other State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program
•  MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - June 5 in Augusta
•  Maine Professionals Health Program 1-day wellness conference June 13, 2019 - Augusta Civic Center
•  2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland
•  The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs June 21 and October 29
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland

National Government Services, serving as your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), is dedicated to providing superior customer service and is committed to finding new ways to improve upon that service. We appreciate your commitment to excellence, your efforts in working with us and in serving our beneficiary community. As a result, we are inviting you to participate in the annual ‘National Government Services Listening Tour’. Meeting sites have been set up by state and you are invited to attend the location nearest you.

National Government Services, serving as your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), is dedicated to providing superior customer service and is committed to finding new ways to improve upon that service. We appreciate your commitment to excellence, your efforts in working with us and in serving our beneficiary community. As a result, we are inviting you to participate in the annual ‘National Government Services Listening Tour’. Meeting sites have been set up by state and you are invited to attend the location nearest you.

2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour

South Portland, ME
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
11:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Anthem Building, 2 Gannett Drive (See 1st Floor - Security)
                                                                    

What to Expect:

During this event, we will sit down with you and listen to your ideas about how we can improve in areas such as:

  • Initiatives to reduce provider burden, rural provider issues and patients over paperwork
  • Customer service you receive when contacting our call center
  • Training you receive during our webinars and in-person events
  • Ease of use of our website, www.NGSMedicare.com and Internet portal, www.NGSConnex.com
  • Our provider enrollment and provider revalidation processes
  • Timeliness and accuracy of our claims processing and payments
  • Claim denials and appeals
  • Processes where you find it difficult to do business with us
  • Actions we could take to help make your job easier

Please RSVP with your attendance to Lori Langevin at lori.langevin@anthem.com no later than two weeks prior to the meeting date to let us know you can attend. We look forward to partnering with you and discussing your ideas for future improvements. If you have suggestions, but are unable to attend in person, please send your suggestions to lori.langevin@anthem.com.