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

 

Maine Independent Clinical Information Service: MICIS presentations & Academic Detailing

Schedule a 1-hour presentation at your medical practice or hospital, or request an individual Academic Detailing session.

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) offers independent, evidence-based prescribing information directly to prescribers.

Schedule a 1-hour presentation at your medical practice or hospital.
Two topics are currently available.

  • Simplified Treatment of Hepatitis C in Primary Care Settings
  • Prescribing to Reduce Opioid Overdose Risk

Individual Academic Detailing sessions
One-on-one Academic Detailing sessions are available on these topics and can be scheduled for any time of day.

  • Level 2: Simplified Treatment of Hepatitis C in Primary Care Settings
  • Opioid Prescribing Discussion Including Maine Law
  • MAT (Medications for Addiction Treatment) Basics Discussion
  • MAT (Medications for Addiction Treatment) Advanced Discussion
  • Deprescribing Opioids & Benzodiazepines

Descriptions of presentations and Academic Detailing topics are available at https://micismaine.org/education-topics/.  Contact MICIS at https://micismaine.org/contact/ for more information and scheduling.  MICIS is a program of the Maine Medical Association.