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 Bureau of Insurance: Notice of Public Meeting on Clear Choice Standardized Plan Designs (Dec 1 & Dec 20)

The Bureau of Insurance conducts an annual review of the Clear Choice plan designs in consultation with stakeholders, pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. § 2793(2) and Bureau of Insurance Rule Chapter 851, §5(1)(A).

 

The Bureau will hold its 2nd virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 1st, at 10:00 am, and its 3rd virtual meeting on Monday, December 20th at 1:00 pm. We hope you will be able to join.

The Bureau of Insurance conducts an annual review of the Clear Choice plan designs in

consultation with stakeholders, pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. § 2793(2) and Bureau of

Insurance Rule Chapter 851, §5(1)(A). The Bureau will hold its 2nd virtual meeting on

Wednesday, December 1st, at 10:00 am, and its 3rd virtual meeting on Monday, December

20th at 1:00 pm. We hope you will be able to join us.

 

During these meetings we will discuss:

  • Comments received by the Bureau
  • 2023 Clear Choice small group proposed plans
  • Enrollment indications for 2022 plans

To join the meeting:

  • You will need to register using the “Public Event Notices & Related Documents”button on the Bureau’s home page www.maine.gov/insurance.
  • We will close registration one business day before the meeting and email the virtual event participation information to registered participants.
  • Registered participants may join via Microsoft Teams virtual link or by phone.

To submit written comments:

 

If you have questions about registering or joining the meeting please reach out to Brittnee Greenleaf at Brittnee.L.Greenleaf@maine.gov

 

If you have questions about the meetings content, please reach out to Joanne.Rawlings.Sekunda@maine.gov

 

You can download a PDF of the aforementioned information here.