Maine Medicine Weekly Update - March 6, 2017
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AMA National Advocacy Conference

MMA EVP Gordon Smith and President Charles Pattavina, M.D. attended the AMA's annual National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. last week and met with members of Maine's Congressional Delegation.

The 2017 American Medical Association National Advocacy Conference was held in Washington D.C. Feb. 27 - March 1.   MMA President Charles Pattavina, M.D. attended with EVP Gordon Smith.  Featuring presentations by Mick Eberling, CEO of Not Impossible Labs and Mark Halperin, Editor, author and political analyst, the conference offered a unique opportunity to be in the nation's capital at a time of great uncertainly but informed somewhat by the President's speech to a joint session of Congress on February 28th.  Members of Congress speaking at the conference included Sen. John Barrasso, M.D. (R-Wyoming), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Congressmen Charlie Dent, Kevin Brady and Joseph Crowley.

During the conference, Dr. Pattavina and Mr. Smith were able to meet personally with Senator Collins and King and Congresswoman Pingree.  The advocacy message delivered was that repealing the Affordable Care Act should not be done, if at all, until a full replacement reform bill is ready which protects coverage for those individuals covered under existing law and which continues to move the country toward all individuals being covered.  We also spoke forcefully against the notion of Medicaid block grants although we ackowledged the need for the states to have more flexibility in using Medicaid dollars.  We also articulated that states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the ACA should be provided with the federal dollars that were available with expansion.  We also discussed the opioid crisis and what is being done in Maine to address it.  We also supported repealing the unpopular IPAB provision and noted the importance of the Congress re-authorizing the children's CHIP program by September 1st of this year.

Other interesting points that were made by the various speakers and AMA advocacy staff:

  • The atmosphere is D.C. remains toxic and very polarized.  If Democrats remain united against the President's healthcare agenda, it will take only three Republican Senators or a handfull of House Republicans to derail efforts to dismantle what has been built around the ACA.  And for ACA provisions which can not be repealed through Budget Reconciliation, eight Democrats would be needed to support repeal.  Almost no one in Washington sees that as a possibility.  More gridlock is the likely result.
  • With 10,000 Americans becoming eligible EVERY DAY for Medicare, it will be politically impossible for the Republicans to turn Medicare into a premium support or voucher program.  Seniors vote.
  • Repealing the ACA without a solid replacement is like taking off in an airplane without any sound landing plan. (From Rep Charlie Dent, (R-PA). 
  • There was a lot of discussion about the high price of prescription drugs.  Something is likely to happen although the pharmaceutical industry is a very strong lobby and has significance influence among Republicans and in the White House.  Of course, Democrats are not immune from this type of pressure, as well.
  • There were several comments made about improving health care for our nation's veterans and the need to improve and expand the VA Choice law which was not as effective as it might have been despite the $15 billion appropriated for it.
  • The deficit and slow growth rate (2% instead of a more robust 3 to 4%) are dragging down the middle class despite low unemployment and a positive economy.

BOTTOM LINE
It is difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish bi-partisan compromise with the nation and the Congress so divided. President Trump and Bernie Sanders, both of whom energized their respective voters, were not even members of the political parties whose nomination they sought one year before they announced.  People want change, but not the same kind of change.  The majority of voters are concerned about their children's future and America's place in the world.  But, we seem destined for more partisan gridlock.  And the jury is still out on the new President.  There are signs of the "good Trump" emerging but clear evidence of the "bad Trump" still being present.  We are likely in for a rocky run over the next few months.  And as uncertainty remains, health care will suffer.

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Weekly MMA Legislative Committee Conference Call Information

 MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

 MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

The next MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the First Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7th, at 8:00 p.m.

Legislative Committee members and specialty society legislative liaisons are strongly encouraged to participate. Any physician, practice manager, or other staff member who is interested in the MMA's legislative advocacy also is welcome to participate. It is not necessary to RSVP for the calls.

Please use the following conference call number and passcode. These will remain the same for every weekly call during the session.

Conference call number:  207-480-4790
Passcode:  057614#

The purpose of the weekly conference calls is to review and finalize the MMA's position on bills printed the previous week, to hear the views of specialty societies on the new bills or their concerns about any current health policy issues, and to discuss the highlights of legislative action of the week. The calls rarely last longer than an hour. The MMA staff lists a suggested position for each bill and any medical specialty particularly affected by the bill.  
If you have an opinion about any of these bills, but cannot participate in the call, please contact Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel at amaclean@mainemed.com or 480-4187, or Peter Michaud, Associate General Counsel at pmichaud@mainemed.com or 480-4199.

The following are bills of interest to the physician community printed last week. We will discuss the priority bills marked with an asterisk (*) first. This will be important when the list grows in the next few weeks.
This year is marked by two topics that have been the subjects of an inordinately large number of bills: recreational marijuana legalization and opioids. In order to allow clearer discussion of all the bills on each topic together during the legislative calls, the marijuana bills will be marked with a superscript "m" and the opioid bills with a superscript "o". We welcome your comments on whether this makes things easier or more difficult for you. Following are the bills of the week: 

*LD 717: An Act To Protect Maine School Children from Lead and Arsenic Exposure (Pediatrics, Public Health) (Support)

LD 718: An Act To Reinstitute the Maine Health Exchange Advisory Committee (All) (Monitor)

*LD 720: An Act To Provide Lung Cancer Screening for MaineCare Recipients (Radiology, Public Health) (Monitor)

*LD 725: An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems (Public Health) (Monitor)

LD 729: An Act To Make Maine's Public Boat Launching Ramps Accessible by Persons with Physical Disabilities (Public Health) (Monitor)

mLD 734: An Act Extending the Time Period for Municipalities To Approve Marijuana Businesses (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Monitor)

*LD 745: An Act To Prohibit Female Genital Mutilation (OB/GYN, Family Practice, Pediatrics) (Support)

LD 748: An Act To Require at Least a 30-minute Lunch Period for Students (Pediatrics) (Monitor)

*LD 761: An Act To Increase Access to Hearing Aids (ENT) (Monitor)

mLD 762: An Act To Allow a Percentage of Funds from the Medical Use of Marijuana Fund To Fund Health Care Research (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Monitor)

LD 763: An Act To Support Individuals with Disabilities by Exempting Certain Wages from Consideration for MaineCare (All) (Monitor)

mLD 764: An Act To Prohibit the Exclusion of a Patient from Eligibility for an Organ Transplant Based on Medical Marijuana Use (Psychiatry, Surgery) (Monitor)

LD 766: Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Recalculate the MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Services for Persons with Disabilities (All) (Monitor)

*LD 769: An Act To Eliminate Insurance Rating Based on Age, Geographic Location or Smoking History and To Reduce Rate Variability Due to Group Size (All) (Monitor)

*LD 770: An Act To Clarify Insurance Coverage in School-based Health Centers (Pediatrics) (Monitor)

LD 771: An Act To Protect Political Speech and Prevent Climate Change Policy Profiling (Public Health) (Monitor)

LD 777: An Act To Establish a Conditional Presumption of Compensability for Corrections Employees in Cases of Impairment from Hypertension or Heart Disease (Cardiology, Occupational Health) (Monitor)

mLD 798: An Act To Clarify the Intent of the Licensing Provisions in the Marijuana Legalization Act (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Monitor)

mLD 799: An Act To Protect Landlords and Tenants from the Deleterious Effects of Marijuana Use (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Monitor)

mLD 800: An Act To Prohibit Marijuana on the Campuses of Maine's Public Postsecondary Institutions (Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health) (Monitor)

*LD 801: An Act To Allow a Physical Therapist To Administer Certain Coagulation Tests in a Patient's Home (Geriatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine) (Support)

LD 804: An Act To Establish Long-term Memory Care Facilities and To Provide Adequate Staffing and Reimbursement (Geriatrics, Family Practice, Psychiatry) (Monitor)

* mLD 806: An Act To Provide Tax Fairness and To Lower Medical Expenses for Patients under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Oppose)

LD 807: An Act Regarding Guardianships (Pediatrics) (Monitor)

*LD 808: An Act To Restore Community Support Services for Adults with Mental Illness (Psychiatry) (Monitor)

LD 809: An Act To Address Student Hunger with a "Breakfast after the Bell" Program (Pediatrics) (Monitor)

oLD 812: Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Save Lives and Support People with Substance Use Disorder in Washington County (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Support)

LD 816: An Act To Promote Academic Achievement through Hunger Relief for Maine Children (Pediatrics, Public Health) (Monitor)

*LD 817: An Act To Promote Early Detection of Breast Cancer (Radiology, Family Practice, Oncology) (Oppose)

oLD 824: An Act To Curb Drug-impaired Driving (Public Health, Psychiatry) (Monitor)

LD 829: An Act To Provide Income Tax Relief for Maine Small Businesses By Increasing the Income Tax Surcharge Threshold (All) (Monitor)

* oLD 839: Resolve, To Address Substance Use and Addiction in County Jails (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Support)

LD 841: An Act To Provide Stability in MaineCare Payments for Educational Programming (Pediatrics) (Monitor)

LD 842: Resolve, To Support Home Health Services (Geriatrics, Public Health) (Monitor)

LD 851: An Act To Repeal and Subject to Referendum in 2018 the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education and the 3 Percent Income Tax Surcharge (All) (Monitor)

mLD 854: An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Marijuana Legalization Act as Approved by the Voters (Psychiatry, Public Health) (Monitor)

* mLD 855: An Act To Protect Children from Edible Cannabis Products (Pediatrics) (Support)

*LD 859: An Act To Ensure Thorough Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Assault (Emergency Medicine, OB/GYN) (Support)

LD 872: An Act To Establish Requirements Related to the Practice of Dry Needling (Orthopedics, Physiatry) (Monitor)

*LD 889: An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk (Pediatrics, Oncology, Dermatology) (Support)

LD 898: An Act To Address Mandatory Overtime for Hospital Professionals (All) (Monitor)

*LD 902: Resolve, To Increase Access to Evidence-based Psychosocial Treatment for Children in the MaineCare Program (Pediatrics, Psychiatry) (Support)

Legislative Highlights of the Week

Last week, the HHS Committee conducted work sessions on the Governor's FY 2018-2019 biennial budget proposal, L.D. 390.

HHS COMMITTEE CONTINUES WORK SESSIONS ON BIENNIAL BUDGET PROPOSAL

Last week, the HHS Committee conducted work sessions on the Governor's FY 2018-2019 biennial budget proposal, L.D. 390. The Committee went through each section of the DHHS budget with various members of the Commissioner's staff.  The Committee continues to familiarize itself with the budget details and they have not yet started voting on the various provisions.  Another full week of budget work sessions is scheduled for this week, so no public hearings on other pieces of legislation will take place for at least another week.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARS BILL TO REQUIRE EMS PERSONNEL TO HONOR A TATTOOD "DNR" ORDER

Last Thursday afternoon, members of the Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on L.D. 125, An Act to Allow an Order Not to Resuscitate to be Presented in the Form of an Indelible Mark. The bill would require EMS personnel to honor a DNR order in the form of "DNR no CPR" by tattoo on the chest of an individual.  A woman with EMS credentials was the primary citizen behind the bill.  There was no other support for it.  The MMA and the Maine Ambulance Association opposed the bill.  The Maine Hospital Association testified "neither for nor against" the bill.

 

 

MMA Legislative Committee Forum on "Death with Dignity" is Next Tuesday, March 14th

The focus of the discussion will be a bill submitted for consideration in the 128th Legislature by Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec):  L.D. 347, An Act to Support Death with Dignity.

MMA Legislative Committee Co-Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. invite interested physicians to join members of the MMA Legislative Committee for a discussion of physician-assisted death.  The focus of the discussion will be a bill submitted for consideration in the 128th Legislature by Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec):  L.D. 347, An Act to Support Death with Dignity.

The meeting will take place at the Frank O. Stred Building (MMA headquarters) in Manchester from 6:00 to approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14th.  Dinner will be available at 6 p.m.  All are welcome, but please RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at slepoff@mainemed.com for our meal planning.

 

Physician Assistant - Newcastle

Lifespan Family Healthcare is seeking a part-time Certified Physician Assistant, with full-time potential in the area.

Lifespan Family Healthcare is seeking a part-time Certified Physician Assistant, with full-time potential in the area.  We are a growing family practice which sees patients of all ages for acute and chronic care.  No inpatient.  Located in the beautiful coastal Maine village of Newcastle, this Patient Centered Medical Home is looking for someone to join our highly productive care team.   The ideal candidate would need at least 1 year of clinical experience and have a current Maine license. 
 
Please send a cover letter and your resume to:  Sandy Lovley at sandy@lifespanfamilyhealthcare.com or fax it to 207-563-3393.
 
3/27/17

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist - Full Time or Per Diem, Bridgton Hospital

Bridgton Hospital, part of the Central Maine Medical Family, seeks a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to join its well-established hospitalist program.

Bridgton Hospital, part of the Central Maine Medical Family, seeks a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to join its well-established hospitalist program. The full time hospitalist PA/NP would be responsible for two regular weeknight shifts and every fifth weekend, allowing for a healthy work/life balance. The candidate would be responsible for overnight admissions and care of acute inpatients and swing bed patients in our 21-bed critical access hospital. This is a contracted position with opportunities for loan repayment and additional per diem hours. Previous hospital experience necessary.

 
For more information visit our website at ww.bridgtonhospital.org. Interested candidates should contact Donna Lafean, CMMC Associate Professional Staff Recruiter, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240; email: lafeando@cmhc.org; call: 800/445-7431; fax: 207/344-0658.
 
3/20/17

Family Medicine Physician - Maine Medical Partners Primary Care

Maine Medical Partners Primary Care is seeking a Family Medicine trained physician for their new outpatient practice located in Standish, just outside the greater Portland, Maine area. 

Maine Medical Partners Primary Care is seeking a Family Medicine trained physician for their new outpatient practice located in Standish, just outside the greater Portland, Maine area. Candidates will have the opportunity to help establish this new primary care office which will be closely linked to our Windham practice located 10 miles away. 
 
The successful candidate will be employed by Maine Medical Partners (MMP), a subsidiary of Maine Medical Center and Maine’s largest multi-specialty group.  This high quality team of more than 500 physicians and 200 advanced practice professionals provides a wide range of hospital based, primary, specialty, and sub-specialty adult and pediatric care delivered throughout a network of 30 locations.
 
For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.
 
3/27/17

Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center

Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. 

Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Our practice was the second in the nation to achieve “Patient-Centered Medical Home” status with NCQA. All physicians are NCQA-certified in diabetes and cardiac care. Our primary care network, largest in our area, has adopted a new practice model to include teams of one physician, one nurse practitioner, two registered nurses, and two medical assistants.

 
Eastern Maine Medical Center is a 411-bed, regional, tertiary care and level II trauma center serving the more than 500,000 residents living in central, eastern, and northern Maine We offer a collegial atmosphere, cutting-edge EMR, generous vacation and CME benefit, flexible work schedule, and reasonable call schedule. No hospital call required. Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.
 
For confidential consideration, please contact: Amanda Klausing, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Phone: 207-973-5358 or email emmccvs@emhs.org.
 
4/3/17

Family Practice Physician - Machias, Maine

Down East Community Hospital would like to find a quality focused Board Certified Physician to join our Outpatient Clinic team in Machias, Maine. 

Down East Community Hospital would like to find a quality focused Board Certified Physician to join our Outpatient Clinic team in Machias, Maine. We welcome Family Practice/Internal Medicine physicians with experience to share as well as new graduates looking to start their career.  We offer comprehensive benefits, aggressive incentive plans, and a four day workweek.

 
Whether you’re a weekend wanderer or an avid outdoorsperson, the communities of Downeast Maine have a lot more to offer than sailing craggy coastlines, hiking to spectacular vistas, and fishing vast river systems and lakes. Machias is community oriented town with an endless opportunities to explore a rich historical past as the site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution, art galleries, antique shops, traditional cultures, artisanal foods, and performing arts.
 
Contact Information: Elizabeth Hines Human Resources 207.255.0468 elizabeth@dech.org. EOE 
 
3/27/17

Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence Course Offered by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Upcoming Course: Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence

Online and In-Class Instruction - AAAP’s “Half and Half” Course

For all physicians, NPs, PAs, MAs, other medical office staff

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dean Auditorium, Thayer Center for Health, 149 North Street, Waterville, ME

Registration 7:30am - 8:00am, Training 8:00am - 12:30pm

To register, send an email to malindi.thompson@mainegeneral.org.  For more details, call 626-7340.

Sponsored by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Hosted by MaineGeneral

This is the FREE American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry program that combines the completion of 3.75 hours of online training that provides background on the treatment of opioid dependence and substance use disorders and 4.25 hours of face-to-face/in-class instruction with Richard Fein, D.O. on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Training will focus on clinical vignettes to help participants think through “real life” experiences in opioid dependence treatment.

You MUST COMPLETE the online training PRIOR TO attending the face-to-face training on April 8, 2017. A confirmation with the link for accessing the online training will be emailed to you after you register.

Those wishing to qualify for a waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) must complete ALL components of this program.  This program has been approved for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CMEs. Please note that currently NPs/PAs can take this 8 hour waiver training and it will count towards their waiver application. The additional 16 hours of training will be available on www.pcssmat.org.

 

Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, Maine

Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield. 

Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield.  Be part of a ten member collegial medical staff providing primary care services in a rural community. Work schedule is 4 days per week, with limited telephone call from home.  This position comes with competitive compensation, fringe benefits, assistance with medical education debt, signing/relocation bonus negotiable. 

 
SVH is a 25-bed modern critical access hospital located in Pittsfield which is 20 minutes north of Waterville, and 40 minutes south of Bangor. The hospital serves a population of 30,000 in this central Maine area.  SVH takes a proactive approach in helping people in the Sebasticook Valley improve the quality of their lives. The hospital works with local businesses, schools, the religious community, other healthcare providers, area organizations, and private individuals to make the Valley a healthy place to live. SVH serves has a wide range of outpatient services, including over 20 specialty services.
 
For more information, please contact Sherry Tardy, PHR, DASPR, at 207-487-4085 or email a CV for review to stardy@emhs.org.
 
4/3/17 

Physician Monmouth

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time Physician, for our Monmouth location.

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time Physician, for our Monmouth location.
 
Our three health centers serve a multicultural, rural population of about 10,000 patients and have a family practice focus serving pediatrics to geriatrics. We have excellent clinical support staff.
 
This position requires a high degree of flexibility, good clinical skills and commitment to team work and open lines of communication. It is a full-time at 4 days per week.
 
This position combines making a difference in patients' lives with a family-friendly work life, please e-mail your resume to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO. (Laurie.Kane-Lewis@DFDRussell.org) EEO
 
Requirements:  Current Maine license. Proficiency with electronic medical records.
 
Benefits:  Excellent benefit package: medical, dental, life, 401(k), flexible spending accounts and a generous paid time-off plan. Salary is commensurate with experience; there is also an incentive plan and a CME reimbursement.
 
3/27/17

FNP/NP Monmouth

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time FNP/NP, for our Monmouth location.

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time FNP/NP, for our Monmouth location.
 
Our three health centers serve a multicultural, rural population of about 10,000 patients and have a family practice focus serving pediatrics to geriatrics. We have excellent clinical support staff.
 
This position requires a high degree of flexibility, good clinical skills and commitment to team work and open lines of communication. It is a full-time at 4 days per week.
 
This position combines making a difference in patients' lives with a family-friendly work life, please fax or e-mail your resume to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO. (Laurie.Kane-Lewis@DFDRussell.org) EOE
 
Requirements:  Current Maine license. Proficiency with electronic medical records.
 
Benefits:  Excellent benefit package medical, dental, life, 401(k) , flexible spending accounts and a generous paid time-off plan. Salary is commensurate with experience; there is also an incentive plan and a CME reimbursement.
 
3/27/17

Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine. 

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  We offer:
  • Up to $200K in medical student loan repayment
  • $50K sign on bonus
  • Up to $12K moving allowance
  • 4 day work week/generous outpatient call
  • Healthy work/life balance
Central Maine affords easy access to the coast and mountains where you can enjoy four seasons of outdoor activities.  We have a growing arts and restaurant scene in a very safe affordable area to live and raise a family.  To join our growing team, contact Gina Mallozzi, Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME  04240.  Email:  MallozGi@cmhc.org; Fax: 207/344-0696; Call:  800/445-7431; or visit our website:  http://recruitment.cmmc.org/.
 
3/13/17
 
 

Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine

Central Maine Medical Center and Maine Research Associates seek a physician to work 50% in your specialty and 50% as medical director of its clinical research company.  

Central Maine Medical Center and Maine Research Associates seek a physician to work 50% in your specialty and 50% as medical director of its clinical research company.  Maine Research Associates is a full service clinical trial research center with certified coordinators, over 25 years of experience, and is physician led.  Central Maine Medical Center, located in Lewiston, is a 250 bed, Level II trauma center and is part of a three hospital system serving populations of western and central Maine.   
 
Qualified candidates will be BE/BC in your specialty.  Candidates will possess experience as a Principal Investigator on clinical trials and will understand the clinical research industry, institutional review boards (IRB’s), and the general regulatory requirements of safe & responsible clinical research. 
 
Interested candidates should contact Julia Lauver, CMMC, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME  04240.  Fax: 207/755-5854. Email: LauverJu@cmhc.org .  http://www.maineresearchassociates.com/  
https://www.cmmc.org/ 
 
6/5/17

Part-Time MD/DO/NP/PA

Providers at Groups will oversee patient care, supported by our full-time staff of clinic coordinators and licensed counselors. Manage 30, 100 or 275 patients (based on DATA 2000 waiver status). 

Providers at Groups will oversee patient care, supported by our full-time staff of clinic coordinators and licensed counselors. Manage 30, 100 or 275 patients (based on DATA 2000 waiver status). Because our clinical system is protocol-driven, prior experience in addiction treatment is not required.  Link to full job description.
 
Responsibilities: 
 
Conduct intakes to assess individuals' fit for treatment
Monitor patients' clinical progress at regular group counseling sessions 
Authorize prescriptions 
Flexible Schedules: 
Providers make a limited time commitment of 6-15hours/month, based on their availability.
 
Current Clinical Locations:  Portland, ME, Auburn, ME, Biddeford, ME, Rockland, ME  Ellsworth, ME, Calais, ME, Lebanon, NH, Nashua, NH, Claremont, NH, Keene, NH, Portsmouth, NH, Manchester, NH, Laconia, NH, Rochester, NH       
 
Superior Pay: 
We provide above-market hourly compensation. 
 
Requirements: 
ME License and DEA
DATA 2000 Waiver
 
Contact Chelsea McGorry at chelsea@joingroups.com or visit joingroups.com.

Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Spring Meeting

SAVE THE DATE - May 6 & 7, 2017

SAVE THE DATE
 
Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
 
May 6 & 7, 2017
 
Sable Oaks Marriott, Portland, ME
 
Contact:  Dee Kerry at 207-480-4185 or dakerry@aap.net

Calling All OB-GYN Physicians!

Sharpen your skis and join your colleagues for a day of learning, networking and fun on the slopes. The ACOG Maine Section Meeting will be held once again at Sugarloaf Hotel and Conference Center on the mornings of March 18th and 19th.  This year should prove to be another wonderful event with engaging speakers and ample time built in for relaxation and time with your family and friends.   You will hear presentations on Obstetrical Hemorrhage, Breast Imaging, the New Maine Opioid Laws, Pregnancy Addiction Guidelines, Resident Case Presentations and receive an update from ACOG.    What a terrific way to earn CME's!    To register, or for more information, please contact Dianna Poulin at 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

 

DrFirst Offers Presentations on E-Prescribing Mandate

Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate

Free Webinars: Wednesday, March 8 at noon and Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm

Join the Maine Medical Association and DrFirst as we discuss what you need to know to become compliant with opioid prescribing legislation by the July 1st deadline.  Bring your questions and concerns for the DrFirst e-prescribing expert to answer, and see a demo on the solution that can help you comply in time.

Wednesday, March 8  12:00 – 1:00 pm Register Here

Wednesday, March 22  7:00 – 8:00 pm Register Here 


Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE - May 19-21, 2017

SAVE THE DATE
 
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting
 
May 19-21, 2017
 
Harborside Hotel & Marina, Bar Harbor, ME
 
Contact:  Shirley Goggin at 207-445-2260 or maine@mainefacs.org 

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program & Business Meeting

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, May 12th

SAVE THE DATE
 
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Educational Program and Business Meeting
 
May 12, 2017
 
Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick, ME
 
Contact:  Shirley Goggin at 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com