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

 

AMA: Telehealth Immersion Program Mini-Bootcamp: What’s Next for Telehealth? (Dec 7)

December 7 at 4 PM CT

This interactive session will provide participants with a recap of the 2021 Telehealth Immersion Program, highlight physician, and practice wins, and provide an overview of the telehealth landscape for the future, including key policy changes for 2022. Register now

December 7 at 5 PM ET

This interactive session will provide participants with a recap of the 2021 Telehealth Immersion Program, highlight physician, and practice wins, and provide an overview of the telehealth landscape for the future, including key policy changes for 2022. Register now

5:00 – 5:15pm ET | Opening remarks, program highlights, and preview of 2022

  • Bernadette Lim, MBA, Project Manager, Digital Health, AMA

5:15 – 5:45pm ET | Key telehealth policy changes for 2022

  • Kim Horvath, JD, Senior Legislative Attorney, AMA
  • Sandy Marks, MBA, Senior Assistant Director, Federal Affairs, AMA

5:45 – 6:00pm ET | Practice Spotlight – Miami, Florida

  • Adrian Villarreal, DO, Owner and Family Medicine Physician, Adrian A. Villarreal, DO PLLC

6:00 – 6:15pm ET | Practice Spotlight – Batesville, Indiana

  • David Welsh, MD, President and General Surgeon, Surgical Associates of Southeastern Indiana

6:15 – 6:30pm ET | Practice Spotlight – Naples, Florida

  • Corey Howard, MD, CEO/President and Internal Medicine Physician, Howard Health & Wellness

6:30 – 6:45pm ET | Practice Spotlight – Quincy, Massachusetts

  • Dhrumil Shah, MD, CMIO and Primary Care Physician, Compass Medical

6:45 – 7:00pm ET | Closing remarks

  • Grayson Armstrong, MD, MPH, Ophthalmologist & Medical Director, Ophthalmic Emergency Services, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Dec 7, 2021 5:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)