Maine Medicine Weekly Update - June 19 - June 26  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Registration open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
•  FDA to revise vaccine fact sheets on increased risk of myocarditis
•  MaineCare announces continuation of policies upon end of Civil Emergency
•  Maine Secretary of State seeking physician volunteers
•  Maine DHHS announces free text alert program to prevent overdose deaths
•  Associated Press: Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated
•  AAMC Report Reinforces Mounting Physician Shortage
•  #VaccinateME - Maine Community Action Partnership: #GiveitaSHAHT!
•  Top JAMA and JAMA Network articles
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Advocacy Update: Maine Legislature returns this week
Federal Government Affairs
•  Federal Advocacy Scan: Infrastructure spending bill caught up in political fight
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
•  Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (July thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
•  Register Now: Governor Mills’ 3rd Annual Opioid Response Summit on July 15th
• 
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Strong Area Health Center
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Richmond Area Health Center
•  Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
•  Medical Director
•  Pediatrician

 

MaineCare announces continuation of policies upon end of Civil Emergency

Maine DHHS announced this week that MaineCare’s temporary policy changes and guidance regarding its COVID-19 response will not end upon the expiration of Maine’s State of Civil Emergency on June 30th.

·      MaineCare’s COVID-19 temporary policy changes and guidance apply for the duration of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE).

·      The federal PHE was renewed in April and is currently valid through July 19, 2021.

·      In January 2021, the Acting Secretary announced that the Biden Administration would likely continue the PHE through the end of calendar year 2021.

Maine DHHS announced this week that MaineCare’s temporary policy changes and guidance regarding its COVID-19 response will not end upon the expiration of Maine’s State of Civil Emergency on June 30th.

·       MaineCare’s COVID-19 temporary policy changes and guidance apply for the duration of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE).

·       The federal PHE was renewed in April and is currently valid through July 19, 2021.

·       In January 2021, the Acting Secretary announced that the Biden Administration would likely continue the PHE through the end of calendar year 2021.