Maine Medicine Weekly Update - October 16, 2017
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Perinatal Quality Conference This Saturday

The Maine Home Birth Collaborative, of which the MMA is an integral part, is sponsoring a symposium on perinatal quality that will be of interest to physicians, nurses, midwives, and all health care providers involved in prenatal, postnatal, and perinatal care.

 

Symposium: Perinatal Quality: Moving the Conversation Forward

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Maple Hill Farm Conference Center, 11 Inn Rd, Hallowell, ME 04347

Mark your calendar! Registration form available for printing here.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Alan Picarillo, MD, Maine Neonatology Associates “Developing a Perinatal Quality Collaborative”;
  • Dr. Larry Leeman, MD, MPH, University of New Mexico  “Perinatal Collaboration in Action: Lowering the CSEC Rate in New Mexico”;
  • Dr. Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, Oregon State University “Data as a Quality Improvement Driver: Experiences in Washington State and Beyond”

In addition, there will be an update on “The State of the State Birth Data: What Does It Mean?”; an introduction to the “Maine Perinatal Quality Collaborative”; and next steps, “Achieving Excellence in Practice: Quality Improvement in Action”.

 

MMA Announces Support for ACA Medicaid Expansion Ballot Question 2

MMA President Charles F. Pattavina, M.D. announced the organization's support at a press conference hosted by the Portland Community Health Center last Wednesday morning, October 11th. 

 

As reported last week, the MMA Board of Directors voted to support Question 2 on the November General Election ballot to expand Medicaid as permitted under the ACA during its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 4th.  The Yes on 2 Campaign asked MMA to make its announcement during the press event already scheduled for the 11th.  Hosted by a Maine Primary Care Association member, the event featured representatives of that group, MMA, the Maine Academy of Family Physicians, and the Maine Chapter of the American College of Physicians, all endorsing the ballot question.  MMA's position is consistent with its long-standing support for the ACA (despite some acknowledged faults) and for Medicaid expansion bills in the Maine legislature.  You can find the MMA's press release on the topic here.

New Laws Effective Nov. 1, 2017

Several new laws impacting medical practice in Maine were enacted during the First Regular Session of the 128th Legislature and take effect on Nov. 1, 2017.  Of particular significance is the law eliminating virtually all existing exemptions from jury duty, including physicians.

The law eliminating the current exemption for physicians, dentists and lawyers was presented as an amendment to a bill prepared on behalf of nurses in advanced practice (APRNs) who had hoped to obtain the same exemption as physicians.  Instead, in a disappointing result to say the least, the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary accepted an amendment prepared by the state's Judicial branch which eliminated all the existing exemptions except for the Governor and active military personnel.  MMA opposed eliminating the exemption but we ultimately lost this legislative fight during the last week of the session.  We faced an uphill battle all the way as the amendment had achieved unanimous support from the Judiciary Committee.  We also had little or no assistance from the other professions involved, including dentists and attorneys.   The issue became quite contentious and we used up some significant political capital in opposing the amendment.

 
The elimination of the exemption for physicians is consistent with the trend across the country to broaden the pool of potential jurors.  Fewer than five states currently have an exemption for physicians.  We have been working with Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Leigh Ingalls Saufley on a communication to go to all licensed physicians preparing them for what to expect if they are called for jury duty.  Deferments are certainly expected to accommodate patient needs but eventually the court will expect the physician to be available.  Watch your mail for such communications once the law becomes effective on Nov. 1.

New CEO for PCHC

Penobscot Community Health Center has named Lori Dwyer, Esq. as its next president and chief executive officer.

 

Ms. Dwyer joined PCHC in 2012 as its General Counsel and Compliance & Risk Officer and most recently also served as senior vice president. She came to PCHC from the Portland firm of Bernstein Shur. Ms. Dwyer obtained her bachelor's degree from Duke University, a master's from the University of Alabama, and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. She also has a graduate certification in healthcare compliance from George Washington University’s School of Graduate Studies.

Failure to Vaccinate Likely Cause of Measles Outbreaks

A research letter from researchers at the U.S. CDC, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports a likelihood that measles outbreaks in the US are causally related to a failure of parents to have their children vaccinated against the disease.

 

Measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, with cases since then originating outside the country and being brought into the U.S. by travelers. Since that time, localized outbreaks have occurred. Of the 1789 cases occurring between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2015 70% (1243) of the individuals infected were not vaccinated, with babies and toddlers having the least protection. Of the 13 outbreaks affecting more than 20 persons in that time period, 10 occurred between 2010 and 2015. During that same time, the number of cases originating outside the U.S. fell from 47 percent of all cases in 2001 to 15 percent in 2015.

MMR vaccination rates among Maine first graders are approximately 96%, while the rate of claimed exemptions is 4.1%. Several schools have first grade exemption rates of over 10%, with one school showing an 80% rate. Under Maine law exemptions may be claimed for medical, religious, or "philosophical" reasons.

Free Personalized Assistance to Help You Prepare for Quality Payment Program

Join us on November 2 at the MMA for light refreshments and personalized assistance to help you develop your strategy for successful MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) implementation in your practice. Register Now

 

November 2, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Maine Medical Association - 30 Association Drive, Manchester, ME  04351

The program includes Managing the Madness of MIPS, which outlines reporting requirements and timelines. It is designed for providers who are MIPS eligible and required to report for 2017 (check here for your MIPS participation status).

The session will be led by Andrew MacLean, JD, Deputy Executive Vice President and General Counsel at MMA, and Rachel Crowe, MPH, BSN, RN, Senior Program Coordinator at Healthcentric Advisors. 

Please note, the event is FREE, however, space is limited. Please register by October 26.

Your registration should include at least one clinician and one colleague/team member responsible for reporting. Although not required, we strongly encourage you to bring a laptop. 

Webinars on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Upcoming Caring for ME Webinars on October 31, December 5 & December 13 presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12-1 pm: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Part 1: The Genesis of the Opioid Crisis: “How We Got Here” and Opioid Basics: MMEs & Tapering, with Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH,  Register via Zoom

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 12-1 pm: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Part 2: Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain and Harm Reduction: Naloxone & MAT,   with Erika Pierce, PA-C, MMSc; Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH Register via Zoom

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017, 12-1 pm: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Part 3: Communication Skills & Difficult Conversations/Behavioral Health Integration and Non-opioid/Non-pharm Treatments for acute & chronic pain with Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH Register via Zoom

Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  In 2017 MICIS has 6 clinical modules on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety, with two modules covered in each webinar in this 3-webinar series.  These modules are standalone topics and attendees can register for any or all of these webinars. This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 1 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirements for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and Maine’s recent legislation to address the opioid drug abuse crisis.  Attendees should only claim credit for the hours they attend. 

Brief Survey for Pediatric, Family Providers

The Maine AAP has a small grant from the developmental disabilities council to survey pediatric providers about how they are managing transition of care for children with developmental disabilities, kids with chronic health problems and kids in general from pediatric specialists to adult specialty care.

 

We have a brief survey that measures how family physicians and medical and surgical specialists are managing this. There is a tsunami of kids with intellectual and other developmental disabilities aging out of pediatric care and we like to be sure we have a reasonable system of care to help with the transition. Please take this short survey to help us learn about protocols you may have, if you are aware of any best practices, what your understanding is of the need, etc.

Thank you in advance for taking this short survey to help us, help children!!

CMS Releases PQRS and VM Reports

Physicians who want to contest potential payment penalties associated with the 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and/or the Value Modifier (VM) have until Dec. 1, 2017, to request an informal review of their data. The penalties in question stem from policies in effect prior to enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). However, CMS has proposed some revisions intended to lessen the impact of prior policies and has based its calculation of related payment adjustments on these more lenient proposals.

 

Revisions in the prior VM and PQRS policies were laid out in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule issued last summer, and came about as the result of advocacy from the AMA and other medical organizations. They will reduce the number of PQRS and VM penalties as well as the severity of VM penalties that would otherwise have occurred in 2018 based on performance in 2016.

If the proposals are finalized, a 2 percent PQRS penalty and a VM penalty could be avoided by having reported six measures in 2016, rather than complying with the previous reporting requirements of nine measures that crossed at least three domains and included one cross-cutting measure. The proposal would also halve VM penalties and bonuses, with penalties falling from a maximum of 4 percent to 2 percent for groups of 10 or more and from a maximum of 2 percent to 1 percent for smaller practices. In the unexpected event that these more lenient policies are overturned in the final Fee Schedule rule, penalties will be recalculated based on the prior policies.

Physicians can determine whether they will be subject to PQRS and/or VM adjustments on their 2018 Medicare fee-for-service claims by examining their 2016 PQRS feedback reports for PQRS adjustments and their 2016 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) for VM adjustments. They will also receive letters stating whether they will or will not receive a 2 percent PQRS penalty in 2018. CMS has no plans to send a separate letter about the VM. Therefore, the AMA highly encourages practices to download and review their QRURs and PQRS feedback reports to determine whether they are subject to potential PQRS and/or VM payment adjustments and ensure that such adjustments are based on the reduced requirements and penalties before filing for an Informal Review with CMS.

Those who have questions, even if they are uncertain about penalty status, are urged to submit a request for an informal review. CMS has said that it cannot guarantee that filing for an informal review in either PQRS or VM will automatically trigger an informal review in the other. Therefore, the safest course is to file requests for review of both PQRS and VM data.

Filing an informal review and/or accessing PQRS reports and QRURs requires an Enterprise Identify Management Account (EIDM) with the appropriate role. Consequently, it will also be necessary to determine whether someone within the practice has such an account and to set one up if it does not already exist.

CMS offers information on how to obtain a QRUR and request a PQRS Informal Review.

If you have not already done so, 2016 PQRS feedback reports can be accessed on the CMS Enterprise Portal using an Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account. See PQRS Analysis and Payment webpage for more information.

For additional questions regarding the informal review process, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912 (TTY 877-715-6222) or Qnetsupport@hcqis.org. The help desk takes calls Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. CDT. To avoid security violations, do not include personal identifying information, such as Social Security Number or TIN, in email inquiries to the QualityNet Help Desk.

For information on how to file a VM Informal Review, see the 2018 Value Modifier Informal Review Request Quick Reference Guide.

To review your QRUR, see the 2016 QRUR and 2018 Value Modifier webpage. CMS is also hosting a call to discuss these reports Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m. EDT. Register.

For additional questions regarding EIDM, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at qnetsupport@hcqis.org or 866-288-8912 (TTY 877-715- 6222); For QRURs or the Value Modifier, contact the Physician Value Help Desk at pvhelpdesk@cms.hhs.gov or 888-734-6433 (select option 3).

Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns

The Maine Legislature is in recess at present. Should they return for a special session in the fall of 2017 (which the Governor has said will happen), the Weekly Update will feature articles concerning aspects of that work of interest to medicine. Otherwise, legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018.

The Maine Legislature is in recess at present. Should they return for a special session in the fall of 2017 (which the Governor has said will happen), the Weekly Update will feature articles concerning aspects of that work of interest to medicine. Otherwise, legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018.

Legislature to Convene for Special Session October 23rd

The Special Session is due to begin on Monday, October 23rd. 

The Maine Legislature will be returning to Augusta for a Special Session to address two particular issues (although others may also be considered).  The recently passed 'food sovereignty' law will be reviewed to ensure compliance with federal requirements. The second issue is the need to fund the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, which was not part of the final version of the state budget. In addition, the Legislature is expected to address matters raised by the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee is expected to propose some specific statutory bills for a vote.

So far there is no word on any health care issues that may be raised during the Special Session.

Maine Concussion Management Initiative Training October 17th

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2017 on October 17 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter.

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2017 on October 17 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI will be a presenter and not the sponsor / organizer. MCMI training is listed as the Youth Concussion Track.

The BIAA-Maine Chapter conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton in South Portland. The conference runs from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The MCMI Youth Concussion Track will have Level 1 from 9:30am to 1:00pm and Level 2 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

You will need to register online for the conference at: www.biausa.org/maine

        - click Marketplace - click Events- click Maine Conference Defining Moments

        - click Professional Registration

         - to get the Conference Brochure - click More Information - click Download the Conference      Brochure

Here is a limit of 30 for the Youth Concussion Track, so you might want to register early.

Level 1 is the Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management. Level 2 is Advance Concussion Management that includes interpreting neurocognitive tests. Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2. MCMI training is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, neuro-psychologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, school nurses, athletic directors, and coaches.

For any questions – please contact: Jan Salis, PT, ATC, at jsalis@aol.com or 207-577-2018.

University of New England Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop October 28th

The University of New England’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation is pleased to announce an opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication assisted treatment (MAT) workshop.

 

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: Breakfast and registration 8:00 – 9:00am. Program will 9:00 - 3:00 with lunch provided.

Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland Campus, 772 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME

Cost: Free (paid for by a federal grant and UNE funds)

This workshop will host experts discussing the current climate in Maine concerning the opioid epidemic and its impact on the state. Attendees will gain knowledge in areas including OUD diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and emphasizing MAT. This event is free and open to all health professions. Continuing education credits of at least 5 credit hours will be offered, including fulfilling the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s recent legislation to address the opioid drug abuse crisis.

Register here if you are a UNE student or employee.

Register here if you are not a UNE student or employee.

For more information regarding speakers and continuing education credits, please visit the registration page.

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: 3-hour presentation in Wells on November 1

 Registration is open for the November 1 presentation at Village By The Sea in Wells, Maine.

 

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Wednesday, November 1, 5:00 – 8:30 pm at Village By The Sea, Wells

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, JD, RN 

FREE program - advanced registration is required.

This 3-hour education session will feature an update on Chapter 488 and clinical content with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective, and will include “blitz” didactics, multi-media components, case-based studies and small group discussions. Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS), a program of the Maine Medical Association.

 The topics covered at this session will be:

  • The Genesis of the Opioid Crisis: “How We Got Here”

  • Opioid Basics: MMEs & Tapering

  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements for Opioid Prescribers

  • Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain

  • Harm Reduction: Naloxone & MAT 

This MICIS presentation activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s recent legislation to address the opioid drug abuse crisis.

 

9th Canadian Conference on Dementia - November 2-4, 2017

The Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.  Over 2 and half days participants will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia.

REGISTRATION AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OPEN!

EVENT:          9th Canadian Conference on Dementia

DATE:            November 2-4, 2017

LOCATION:   Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 3448
Email: conferences@uhn.ca  

Website: www.canadianconferenceondementia.com

Call for abstracts: https://events.decorporate.ca/ccd2017/abstract/login.php

HIGHLIGHTS:

The Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.  Over 2 and half days participants will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia. The 9th CCD will focus on the theme of prevention and will offer interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions (including a lively debate), exhibitors, poster abstracts, entertainment, receptions and a gala dinner and dance!

 

Turquoise & Tapas With the Lung Association November 9th

The American Lung Association invites all to join them in honoring Senator Susan Collins and local Lung Force Hero Lisa Eid Thursday, November 9th, at Cellardoor at The Point in Portland beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy cocktails, entertainment, and tapas while showing your support alongside 100+ health professionals, physicians, and advocates of lung health. Tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple, or $350 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets go to Go.LungNE.org/METapas . Questions may be addressed to Kathryn Libby at kathryn.Libby@Lung.org or 307-624-0307.

Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN)

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN)

The Northern New England Practice Transformation Network, led by Maine Quality Counts in collaboration with the Citizens Health Initiative at the University of New Hampshire's Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and Vermont Program for Quality in Healthcare, Inc., is funded through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to provide technical assistance to support you, your practice, and your consumers in the transition to value-based payment. The QC Learning Lab has been designed to support health care practitioners and professionals, and practice teams with a wide range of continuing education offers including online courses, webinars, and learning sessions.

Topics include:

  • Improving Patient Outcomes with Cost of Care Conversation in the Clinical Practice
  • How to Transform Practice Finances for Success with Advanced Payment Models
  • Seamless Care
  • Get a Grip on Change
Click here to register for these no cost online learning opportunities, available 24/7 at your convenience.
 
This project is supported by FONCMS-1L1-15-003 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies or the Maine Medical Association.

New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.

 

To help you prepare for these visits, the Alzheimer's Association® presents Challenging Conversations About Dementia. In this free course, you'll receive information to confidently approach the detection, diagnostic and care-planning process for your patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.

For more information and to complete this course, go to www.alz.org/FreeCME. Other tools on the website include the Cognitive Impairment Toolkit.

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: October 25 & November 18 at EMMC

Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor has scheduled two presentations of Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety on Wednesday, October 25 and Saturday, November 18.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017     Mason C/R  5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 18, 2017     Mason C/R  8:00 am – 11:30 am 

Register by sending an email to Cindy Witt at cwitt@emhs.org with a subject line of “opioid registration” and the date you wish to attend.  There is no cost for these sessions.

Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS), a program of the Maine Medical Association.  Presenter: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH

This MICIS presentation activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s recent legislation to address the opioid drug abuse crisis.  Attendees should only claim credit for the hours they attend. 

Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is the primary liaison to MPCA’s Board.  S/he also sets MPCA business development, member relations, and staff performance expectations.

Time Commitment: 1.0 FTE

Reports to: Maine Primary Care Association Board of Directors

Direct Reports: Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Assistant

Job Description Summary: The CEO is the primary liaison to MPCA’s Board.  S/he also sets MPCA business development, member relations, and staff performance expectations.  The CEO works closely with the senior leadership team of the organization to determine the allocation of resources and s/he also sets the plans to leverage new resources to successfully attain the goals and objectives of the organization.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to apply@yccac.org

Inquiries can be directed to Chair, MPCA CEO Search Committee at jdavis@pineshealth.org

11/6/17

BE/BC Family Practitioner - Lewiston, ME

Central Maine Medical Center, a growing regional referral center in Lewiston, is looking for a BE/BC Family Practitioner to join their expanding practice.

Central Maine Medical Center, a growing regional referral center in Lewiston, is looking for a BE/BC Family Practitioner to join their expanding practice.  We offer:

  • Substantial Medical Student Loan Repayment
  • Generous Sign On Bonus
  • Ample Moving Allowance
  • Very Attractive Outpatient-Only Call Schedule Providing Healthy Work/Life Balance

Our practice site is within easy access to the coast for boating and the mountains for hiking and skiing and all kinds of outdoor activities.  We've got an amazing arts and restaurant scene, too, all in a very safe state to live and raise a family.  To join our growing team, contact Gina Mallozzi, Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240;  fax: 207-344-0696, E-mail: MallozGi@cmhc.org , call: 800/445-7431; or visit our website: http://recruitment.cmmc.org/.  Not a J1 opportunity.

12/11/17


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. We also offer a relocation bonus and sign-on bonus in addition to our generous educational loan repayment program.

Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.

For confidential consideration, please contact:

Amanda Klausing, AASPR, Physician Recruiter

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Phone: 207-973-5358

emmccvs@emhs.org

 
11/6/17

Chief Executive Officer

Health Access Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Lincoln, Maine, is seeking a dynamic seasoned leader to provide overall direction and administration of health center operations, assuring the center and staff meets the goals and objectives of the health center’s mission. 

Health Access Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Lincoln, Maine, is seeking a dynamic seasoned leader to provide overall direction and administration of health center operations, assuring the center and staff meets the goals and objectives of the health center’s mission.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, budgeting, financial management, and oversight of clinic policies and procedures. Must be familiar with laws and regulations related to FQHCs and have experience with grant programs and Board governance.  Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and possess compassion, innovation, integrity, and excellence which are the health center’s values.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Health, Public Health, Health Care Administration, Business Administration or other related field.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  Must have at least 5 years of related leadership experience.  Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center preferred.

We are a multi-disciplinary community health center with sites in Lee, Lincoln, Medway, Millinocket, and W. Enfield serving patients in Northern Penobscot County. 

Interested candidates may forward a resume and cover letter to: Sonia Maxwell, HR Director, P.O. Box 99, Lincoln, ME 04457, smaxwell@hanfqhc.org,www.hanfqhc.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer & Program

10/30/17

Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area.

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area. This position allows for the medical director to apply leadership skills while partnering with health center staff and colleagues to provide optimal health care for our patients on a daily basis. Services on site include integrated primary care, dental services, family planning, mental health counseling, psychiatry, nutritionist, optometry, podiatry, social services support, sliding fee coverage, care management, radiology and lab services. NextGen EMR. Practice is outpatient only with no OB. On-call rotation is 4-5 times per month. NCQA Level III PCMH. Competitive salary and benefits package; physicians are eligible to apply for NHSC loan repayment. We are located in Porter, ME, between Portland and the White Mountains. Area is known for terrific four season recreational activities. Just two and one-half hours from Boston. Submit CV to: Linda Watson, Director of Operations or, (lwatson@svhc.org), Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068. EOE. www.svhc.org Sacopee Valley Health Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

12/25/17

Outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with Central Maine Heart Associates in Auburn, Maine

Central Maine Medical Center, a 250-bed hospital with a 440 provider well-established medical group, seeks an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to support the recently created transitions of care heart failure clinic. 

Central Maine Medical Center, a 250-bed hospital with a 440 provider well-established medical group, seeks an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to support the recently created transitions of care heart failure clinic.  Working collaboratively with a team of cardiologist and nurses, this Associate Professional Provider will proactively manage heart failure patients recently discharged from the hospital setting to optimize cardiac function and improve patient care outcomes.  The NP/PA will have access to heart failure specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital to co-manage advanced heart failure patients.

This role also will manage general cardiology patients providing assessment, management and treatment of individuals with coronary artery disease.  Onsite stress test and stress ECHO will be performed. Office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday with 1:6 inpatient weekend hospital call coverage at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine.  Enjoy the professional challenge offered in a sophisticated medical community along with the wonderful recreational opportunities and quality of life in Maine.

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Program, two (2) or more years of experience preferred. This candidate must be licensed by the State of Maine as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.  American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS and ACLS certification required. 

Contact: Donna Lafean, CMMC Medical Staff Recruiter

Phone: 888-832-4057

Fax: 207-344-0658

E-mail: lafeando@cmhc.org

11/20/17

Palliative Care Provider

Mid Coast Hospital is searching for a part-time (20 hours/week) Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Palliative Care Program.

Mid Coast Hospital is searching for a part-time (20 hours/week) Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Palliative Care Program. The successful candidate must be licensed in Maine. Experience in Palliative Care/Hospice preferred.  Must have or be willing to work toward certification in Hospice and Palliative Care.

The Mid Coast Palliative Care Program is a consultation service available to all hospital inpatients and functions in the role of supporting patients and families who are facing life-limiting illnesses or end of life, helping patients and families access resources in the hospital and after discharge, and providing education on care options when appropriate.

Part of the Mid Coast–Parkview health family of services, Mid Coast Hospital offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment. Please send CV to Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter, at mcrowe@midcoasthealth.com or call (207) 406-7872, for more information.

12/25/17

Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join an established Gastroenterology practice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners.

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join an established Gastroenterology practice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners. Position includes outpatient and operative work, conveniently located adjacent to Mid Coast Hospital and the state-of-the-art Digestive Health Center. New graduates and experience candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Coastal location, thriving downtown, historic neighborhoods and Bowdoin College campus make this part of Maine a very desirable place to live.

Mid Coast offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment.

For more information or to submit CV, contact Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter: mcrowe@midcoasthealth.com, Phone 207-406-7872.

Visit our website at www.midcoasthealth.com.

12/25/17

Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Procedures are not required. Excellent Intensivist and subspecialist support is available. New graduates and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Part-time and per diem applications will be considered.

Part of the Mid Coast–Parkview health family of services, Mid Coast Hospital offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment. Please send CV to Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter, at mcrowe@midcoasthealth.com or call (207) 406-7872, for more information.

 12/25/17

Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician!

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician! We are a MaineGeneral Health hospital-owned outpatient practice with four MD/DOs, three NPs, a PA, and integrated behavioral health with an LSW and LCSW. We are one of the original practices in Maine’s Patient Centered Medical Home pilot. We deliver team-based care to a full range of patients spanning newborns to geriatrics, including two local nursing homes, home visits, osteopathic manipulation and functional medicine consultation. There are lab, imaging and physical therapy services on site. We also routinely teach and precept medical, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical assistant students. Our patients are admitted by the hospitalist team at MaineGeneral’s Alfond Center for Health, Maine's newest hospital, completed in November of 2013. There are 192 private rooms at the Augusta facility. Generous benefits package offered.

Contact Tiffiny Parker, Physician Recruiter, tiffiny.parker@mainegeneral.org

11/13/17

DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR), a community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Augusta, Maine who love to teach, is seeking a DO or MD Physician to join our faculty.

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR), a community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Augusta, Maine who love to teach, is seeking a DO or MD Physician to join our faculty. Come teach and practice family medicine in a community and hospital system where you will be well supported! Ideal candidate has strong clinical skills and a passion for teaching. Must be willing to practice in both inpatient and outpatient settings and practice of full spectrum family medicine is a plus. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible candidate dedicated to high quality patient care. Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency is a successful and innovative dually accredited, community based, thirty-resident program. MDFMR is a mission-driven organization that provides healthcare to patients of all ages, with an emphasis on underserved and rural people. Our graduates go on to practice in Maine and across the country. Generous benefits package offered. 

Contact Michelle Bragg, michelle.bragg@mainegeneral.org

11/13/17

Outpatient Opportunities Loan Repayment, Sign-On & Relocation

Live and Work in Coastal Maine! Choose the right fit from 3 Outpatient Opportunities in Machias and Jonesport.

Live and Work in Coastal Maine! Choose the right fit from 3 Outpatient Opportunities in Machias and Jonesport. We welcome Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric Physicians with experience to share as well as new graduates looking to start their career. 

We offer:

  • Sign On & Relocation
  • Loan Repayment
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Aggressive incentive plans
  • Four Day workweek

Whether you’re a weekend wanderer or an avid outdoorsperson, our community oriented county in Downeast, Maine has a lot more to offer than sailing craggy coastlines, hiking to spectacular vistas, sensational skiing, and fishing vast river systems and lakes. Discover endless opportunities to explore a rich historical past, art galleries, antique shops, traditional cultures, artisanal foods, and performing arts – all without traffic or stoplights.  

Connect with Elizabeth for details: elizabeth@dech.org | 207.255.0468 | www.dech.org           EOE

 10/30/17

Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME

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.

11/20/17

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/.
 
12/25/17
 
 

Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator to serve as the physician leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center and as Associate Medical Director over both the Portland Family Medicine Center and the Falmouth Primary Care Practice.  

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator to serve as the physician leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center and as Associate Medical Director over both the Portland Family Medicine Center and the Falmouth Primary Care Practice.  

The Portland Family Medicine practice is the location for the main outpatient clinical sites for MMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as a Sports Medicine fellowship, Integrated Medicine fellowship and a Preventive Medicine residency within the department of family medicine.  The Associate Medical Director has a key role on the primary care leadership team working with Maine Medical Partner’s Primary Care Director and Senior Director to set priority and direction for primary care and help maintain the operational aspects of the practice, including quality metrics and financial performance.   

The successful candidate will be Board Certified in Family Medicine with at least 3 years of experience.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership, organizational, and mentoring skills.  Past practice management experience and knowledge of performance improvement is required. 

The position will also entail serving as the Medical Director for MMC’s Family Medicine Residency, a key leadership role in the program and the successful candidate will provide direct clinical supervision of Family Medicine residents and Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Track students, and will participate in residency didactic teaching, advising and recruiting.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and CV to:  Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

10/16/17

Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices.

The Physician Ambassador Program was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a best practice recruitment and placement initiative seeking fully licensed physicians and clinicians to enhance health care services for Veterans.

The Physician Ambassador Program is a without compensation program that provides civilian physicians and clinicians an opportunity to give back to the Veteran community by serving in a volunteer role to deliver health care services to Veterans. 

If you are interested in participating in this program at VA Maine Healthcare System, please contact Jonathan Barczyk at (207) 621-4886.