Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 08/12/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA's 166th Annual Session in Bar Harbor September 6-8
•  Surprise Billing Legislation Being Considered in Congress
•  Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Changes
•  Recent Study Suggests CV Risk Reduction From Continuing Statins After 75
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  10th Annual Silent Auction to Be Held at Annual Session
•  MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
•  United States Census 2020
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth - August 16
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session

Now that the Maine Legislature has adjourned sine die, our MMA legislative calls are on hold. Watch this space in late autumn for information about an in-person meeting to prepare for the Second Regular Session (2020) of the 129th Maine Legislature.

 

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Jay Mullen, M.D. and Lindsey Tweed, M.D. thank you for participating in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee. It was a busy session for health care and health legislation, and the legislative calls were essential in giving MMA advocacy staff the guidance we needed to support or oppose significant legislation.

Preparation for the 2020 Second Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature will begin with an in-person meeting sometime in late fall, and regular legislative calls will resume the first week of January. In the meantime, enjoy your summer and fall, and don't forget to cultivate your relationships with your representative and senator. They appreciate hearing from you, not just on health issues but on any matters in which you have an interest.