Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 08/26/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA Annual Session in Bar Harbor September 6-8
•  MaineHealth & Anthem to Form Joint Insurance Venture
•  Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
•  CDC: Many Adults Skip Diabetes Meds Due to Cost
•  Home Health Changes in CMS Rules: Implications for Primary Diagnosis
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Gene Screening
•  CDC Videos on Discussing Vaccines With Parents, Patients
•  AMA Urges CMS to Reduce Administrative Burden on Physicians
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
•  Legislature Returns to Augusta for a Day August 26th
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
•  2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update: September 10th at the Augusta Civic Center
•  2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update: MICIS Fall Presentations
•  VA Maine Healthcare System to Host Community Mental Health Summit on MAT September 11th
•  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

 

Legislature Returns to Augusta for a Day August 26th

The Maine Legislature returns to Augusta today (Monday) for a day to consider a group of bond bills proposed by the Governor.

 

The Maine Legislature returns to Augusta today (Monday) for a day to consider a group of bond bills proposed by the Governor. Only one bill, pending on the "Special Study" table, relates directly to medicine: a bill to study guardianships as they relate to the delay of patient discharges from hospitals.

They may also consider a bill that calls for ranked choice voting in next spring's presidential primary...assuming that the effort for a people's veto of the primary bill fails to garner the necessary 63,067 signatures. If enough signatures are gathered on the people's veto of the primary, then no other people's veto measures (including the vaccine bill) would be voted on until June.

Legislators are not expected to take up any other matters in this brief session.