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 DHHS Clinician Call: COVID-19 Oral Anti-Viral Therapies, Preview & Distribution (Dec 2nd)

Please join Maine DHHS on Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 AM for a preview of the upcoming/anticipated COVID-19 oral anti-viral therapies (e.g. molnupiravir) & a discussion of initial thoughts about the state of Maine’s plans for distribution of what we anticipate will (at least initially) be an extremely constrained supply of these therapies. 

Please join Maine DHHS on Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 AM for a preview of the upcoming/anticipated COVID-19 oral anti-viral therapies (e.g. molnupiravir) & a discussion of initial thoughts about the state of Maine’s plans for distribution of what we anticipate will (at least initially) be an extremely constrained supply of these therapies. 

Of note, this is intended as an initial discussion with clinicians, but please feel free to share this with others in your organization who might be interested.

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