Maine Medicine Weekly Update - Maine Medicine Weekly Update: 11/28/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
OMNICRON, DEADLINES, WEBINARS, SURVEYS & RULES
•  WHO Classifies New Variant as 'Highly Transmissible' Virus (Omnicron)
DEADLINE!
•  Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline: November 30, 2021
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Maine Bureau of Insurance: Notice of Public Meeting on Clear Choice Standardized Plan Designs (Dec 1 & Dec 20)
•  SUPPORT For ME Training and Technical Assistance Webinar (Dec 1)
•  AMA: Payor Contracting 101 Virtual Bootcamp (Dec 1)
•  The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University (Dec 1 deadline)
•  Maine DHHS Clinician Call: COVID-19 Oral Anti-Viral Therapies, Preview & Distribution (Dec 2nd)
•  Governor’s Opioid Response Seminar Webinar Series (Dec 3)
•  Suicide Assessment & Management for Clinical Staff (Dec 6, 13 & 20 3-5pm)
•  AMA: Telehealth Immersion Program Mini-Bootcamp: What’s Next for Telehealth? (Dec 7)
•  AMA: Physician Peer Support: Secret Weapon to Combat Physician Burnout (Dec 9)
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
SURVEY
•  Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
STATE & FEDERAL PROPOSED RULES
•  Maine Board of Licensure of Medicine & Board of Osteopathic Medicine Proposed Rules
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service: MICIS presentations & Academic Detailing
•  CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) & Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule Summary
•  CMS Releases Final 2022 Physician Fee Schedule & Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Final Rules.
AMA CALL TO ACTION
•  Stop Medicare Cuts – Contact Senators Collins & King, Reps Pingree & Golden
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
•  Something to Consider: What About Sharpened Pencils?
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, (Kingfield, Maine)
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Bingham Area Health Center

 

Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings. Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

 

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

UPCOMING SPECIALTY SOCIETY MEETINGS

December 9, 2021
Maine Chapter – American College of Emergency Physicians
Holiday Meeting 

Portland Regency Hotel – Portland, ME
Contact: Cathy Stratton 207-595-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

February 25-27, 2022
Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Winter Meeting 

Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel – Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact: Lisa Montagna 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

March 18-20, 2022
Northern New England Urological Symposium
(Presented by the Maine Urological Association)
Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center – Newry, ME
Contact: Dianna Poulin 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

March 23, 2022
3rd Annual Richard Engel, MD Primary Care Symposium

Dana Center, MMC – Portland, ME
Contact: Warene Eldridge 207-215-7118 or mainechapteracp@gmail.com

April 6-9, 2022
30th Annual Family Medicine Update & Annual Meeting
(Presented by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians)
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – South Portland, Maine
Contact: Deborah Halbach 207-938-5005 or maineafp@tdstelme.net

April 28, 2022
Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Spring Conference

Theme: Eating Disorders

Hilton Garden Inn – Freeport, Maine
Contact: Dianna Poulin 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

April 30 – May 1, 2022
Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Samoset Resort – Rockport, ME
Contact:  Dee Kerry 207-480-4185 or dee.kerry@maineaap.org

May 6, 2022
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program & Business Meeting

Harraseeket Inn – Freeport, ME from 11:30am – 5:00pm
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

September 23-25, 2022
ACP Maine Chapter Annual Scientific & Chapter Meeting

Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact: Warene Eldridge 207-215-7118 or mainechapteracp@gmail.com

October 7, 2022
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Business Meeting
(Held in conjunction with the 21st Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium)

Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME from 10:30am – 11:45am
Contact: Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

October 7-9, 2022
21st Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium

(Presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons)
Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact: Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com