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Welcome to the MOA E-newsletter for April 19th, 2019:

  • MOA News: Happy National Osteopathic Medicine Week!, Reminder: Submit Your Nominations for MOA AwardsMOA Annual Convention: June 7-9, 2019: Register Now!, MOA/ME ACOFP Host Family Medicine Mixer
  • Legislative Updates: As Maine School Immunization Rates Continue Downward Trend, Legislation like LD798 Even More Important: Urge your legislators to support LD798!, Gov. Mills say Opioid Epidemic still a Serious Threat to Maine
  • News to Use: It's National Osteopathic Medicine Week!: 6 DOs to Know, AOA News: Submit Your Nominations for 2019-20 AOA Bureaus, Councils & Committees plus ACGME OPP Committee, & OMED Registration is now open.
  • Practice Management: Anthem Announces new Modifier 25 Policy, Updates from MaineCare, CMS.
  • Classified Ads, Jobs posting, events & more: Western Maine Family Health Center (Livermore Falls, Maine) Seeks a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician--  email: Communications@HealthReach.org​

MOA News

Happy National Osteopathic Medicine Week!

We work to support and celebrate osteopathic physicians in Maine this week and all year long.  We thank our members for all that they DO to support the wellness of the people of Maine.

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Call for Nominations:
2019 MOA Awards 

Each year, The Maine Osteopathic Association recognizes physicians for their service and commitment to the osteopathic profession at the Annual Convention Awards Luncheon. This year's Awards Luncheon will take place on Saturday, June 8th during the 108th Annual Convention held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. We hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate DOs making a difference in Maine.
 
Please take a moment to recognize an osteopathic physician that has made an impact in Maine.

We will be accepting nominations until May 1st, 2019.  
 
 
To view a list of past recipients, please click here. 
 

Please Return Nomination Form(s) and Letter(s) of Support by May 1st, 2019 to:

Maine Osteopathic Association
Fax: 207-623-4228
Email: office@mainedo.org


Please Join Us for the MOA's 108th Annual Convention!
June 7-9, 2019

View the Draft Agenda Here

Announcing our Friday Lunch Keynote Speaker:
Charles Radis, DO-- author of "Go By Boat"

Chuck Radis 0046About the book "Go By Boat": Fresh out of training, Dr. Chuck Radis convinces his wife, Sandi, to move to Peaks Island to fulfill a Public Health scholarship obligation. Absent-minded and initially oblivious to island mores, Dr. Radis slowly adapts to a medical practice where x-rays and advanced laboratory testing are available only on the mainland. When he travels to the outer islands of Casco Bay for house calls, he relies on his physical examination skills and a Bass-Master tackle box filled with emergency medications to successfully manage his patients. Read the first chapter of his book here! 

Register HERE!

Plus: Don't forget to Reserve your tickets for the Opening Reception/Lobster Dinner!
Limited Quantity Available

Details:
Friday, June 7th, 2019
The Landings Restaurant in Rockland (Transportation from the Samoset is provided)
6:00-7:30pm
Tickets $35/pp (Non-Lobster option available)
Call the MOA at 207-623-1101 to purchase your tickets
!

 

Did you book your hotel room? The room block is OPEN!

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Rockport, ME 04856
Local: 207-594-2511
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To book your room, please call 800-341-1650

Or book online with group code "MOA2019"


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Member Corner

MOA/ ME ACOFP Hosted Family Medicine Mixer on April 17th

MOA/ME ACOFP Celebrated NOM Week by hosting a mixer following NEOMEN/OPTI event in Lewiston on April 17th at The Pub at Baxter Brewing Co. Residents, students and practicing family medicine physicians came together to share their experiences and let off some steam. Thank you to all who joined us!

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Legislative Updates

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and textMaine Immunization Coalition Floods State House in Support of LD798:

The Maine Immunization Coalition assembled volunteers in the halls of the State House this week to support LD 798 An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements
The Committee of Education & Cultural Affairs voted on April 10, 2019 to a divided report. Please reach out to your Senators & Representatives and urge them to support this bill. Read the MOA's testimony on the bill here. 

Only Have 2 Minutes to Support Immunizations in Our Schools?


Easy.  Make 2 calls.

1. Call the Secretary of the Senate: (207) 287-1540

2. Call the Clerk of the House: (207) 287-1400

"I am _______, I live in _____, Maine and I calling to express my support for LD798."

Please take 2 minutes & make 2 calls. Thank you!

Other Legislative Updates:

Want to know more? Here's an update on all of the bills the MOA has provided testimony on so far in 2019 (As of the beginning of April). The Legislative Committee has reviewed more than 80 bills and provided written testimony on 27.

 GET INVOLVED!

The MOA Legislative Committee is chaired by David Scaccia, D.O. and will hold weekly calls when the legislature is in session on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. If you have an interest in joining this call or committee, please email Amanda Richards at arichards@mainedo.org.


Governor Mills Statement on 2018 Drug Overdose Death Report
April 18, 2019
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2018 drug overdose death report issued today by the Maine Attorney General’s Office:

“It is welcome news that the number of people losing their lives to drug overdoses has decreased, but the opioid epidemic still presents a serious public health threat to our state,” said Governor Mills. “My administration will continue to do all we can to combat this crisis, save lives, and repair families and communities. We will not rest in our determination to end this epidemic.”

“While this report shows improvement, the number of people we lost to this crisis last year is still alarming,” said Gordon Smith, Governor Mills’ Director of Opioid Response. “We will continue to harness the collective power of state government and community partners to strengthen prevention and recovery efforts and ensure that we leave no stone unturned as we combat this scourge."


 News to Use 

6 Osteopathic Researchers to know for Osteopathic Medicine Week
The DO. By Ashley AltusMonday, April 15th, 2019

Every April, the osteopathic family comes together to raise awareness of the profession and recognize DOs making a difference during National Osteopathic Medicine Week.

Osteopathic researchers are making significant contributions to medicine, health care and other fields. In honor of NOM Week, April 14-20, The DO is shining a spotlight on six of these physicians and students.

1. Dayna Yorks, DO

As the lead researcher of a 2017 study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Yorks found that that working out in a group lowers stress by 26% and significantly improves mental, physical and emotional quality of life.

2 & 3. Sajid Surve, DO & Nathan Hershberger, DO

By documenting the impact of dance on the body, these DOs are identifying how professional dancers can prevent injuries, with the hope that their work will help lengthen dancers’ careers.

4. Ben Souferi, OMS II

Souferi’s study on the regeneration and implantation of new cone cells, the primary photoreceptors that impact vision acuity and color, won a first-place award from the American Medical Association.

5. Katherine Galluzzi, DO

In the JAOA, Katherine Galluzzi, DO, a gerontologist at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, used research to back up policy and clinical recommendations that she says would reduce the risk of gun violence in people suffering from dementia.

6. John Licciardone, DO

Dr. Licciardone, executive director of the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Osteopathic Research Center and the Richards-Cohen Distinguished Chair in clinical research, is analyzing the DNA of low back pain sufferers with the goal of uncovering which patients are most likely to respond to specific drugs.


Image result for beerMythBusters: Beer After a Tough Workout

Drinking a beer after a tough workout might seem like a reward but it's more than that. A regular beer contains fewer carbs than a sports drink and helps restore glycogen levels after exercising, explains Naresh Rao, DO, a sports medicine physician.


OPINION: As DOs move into the future, we must remember where we came from
Link to Full Article. By MICHAEL G. KNAPP, DO Email, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019

As a second-generation DO, and an osteopathic family physician who has been practicing for almost 40 years, I can tell you that we do not need to rethink our position in medicine as others have recently suggested.

Instead, we need to reinforce that the osteopathic philosophy, which A.T. Still, MD, DO, created during a time of turmoil in medicine, was not simply osteopathic manipulative treatment added on to holistic medicine. It was an entirely new way of thinking and treating the patient.

Read the full article here.


Drug-Resistant Fungus Mystifying Physicians.

The New York Times (4/17) reports on a fungus called Candida auris, which is resistant to most major antifungal medications and “has been quietly confounding doctors, hospitals and infectious disease scientists around the world.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly half of people with the illness die within 90 days of contraction, but, the Times says, “the true death rate is difficult to quantify because most patients have other medical conditions and their deaths may be attributed to other causes.” Hospitals and nursing homes “have been unwilling to publicly disclose outbreaks or discuss cases, creating a culture of secrecy around the infection,” and states keep the locations of outbreaks confidential citing “patient confidentiality and a risk of unnecessarily scaring the public.”


AOA News:

  • Call for Nominations -- 2019-20 AOA Bureaus, Councils & Committees: 

    The AOA is accepting applications and nominations for open leadership positions on its 2019-20 bureaus, councils, and committees (B/C/C). AOA President-elect, Ronald R. Burns, DO, strongly encourages members of the osteopathic professional community and AOA affiliated groups to submit an online application and/or nominate a qualified colleague to volunteer to serve on an AOA B/C/C. Applications and nominations will be accepted through Monday, May 20, 2019.

    Please email your questions to nominations@osteopathic.org with the subject line, "Query".

  • OMED 19 Registration and Housing Now Open!

    Register by May 12 to take advantage of the lowest pricing opportunities for OMED 19. This year, the premier osteopathic education conference will take place Friday-Monday Oct. 25-28 in Baltimore. 

    Due to the meeting schedule, attendees should plan on arriving Thursday, Oct. 24 and leaving after 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 28. Register Here!

  • Nominations Needed for ACGME's Osteopathic Principles Committee: 

    Read more about the criteria for selection and desired qualifications. Send completed application forms and full curriculum vitae for each nominee to Jim Swartwout by June 1, 2019.

  • AOA Announces New CEO: Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP
  • AOA Board of Trustees Endorses Dual Board Certification Pathway 
    Upon motion, duly seconded, followed by an opportunity for discussion the AOA Board of Trustees approved to have the AOA endorse the creation of two pathways to AOA Board Certification: 1. Board Certified in Osteopathic (specialty) 2. Board Certified in (specialty) More on the topic: Letter from AOA President William S. Mayo, DO on Certification Board Services Changes (Feb. 21, 2019)
    Frequently Asked Questions on AOA Board Certification
  • BOS Approves CME Grace Period Through May 31 The Executive Committee of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists has approved a CME grace period through May 31, 2019 for the 2016-2018 cycle. Diplomates still have the option to fulfill their 2016-2018 CME requirements by either:
    • Submitting CME credits earned between Jan.1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2018 that have not yet been reported for that cycle. Or…
    • Applying CME credits earned in the current CME cycle (2019-2021) toward the previous AOA CME requirement. To select this option, please complete this form and return it to the CRC via email. Any credit applied to the previous CME cycle cannot be applied to the current CME cycle. 

​Please send questions via email to certification@osteopathic.org.


Public Health

Maine School Immunization Rates Continue Downward Trend, Pertussis Rises 

While the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee are divided on a bill to eliminate non-medical exemptions, the reason for the bill becomes even more apparent: the rate of nonmedical exemptions in schoolchildren rose last year from 5.0% to 5.6%, and the rate of kindergarten children immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella fell from 94.3% to 93.8%.

The national rate of nonmedical exemptions was 2%. Immunization of kindergartners in five counties were below the 95% level generally considered to be necessary to confer “herd”, or community, immunity. You can read more in the Bangor Daily News article, here.

Meanwhile, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 136 cases of pertussis in Maine through March 2019, more than double the 59 cases reported in the same period in 2018. Maine’s total of 446 cases in 2018 was the highest per capita rate in the nation, at 33.16 per 100,000, compared to the national average of 4.13 cases per 100,000. For more information on the pertussis rates in Maine, see the Central Maine newspapers article, here.

Legislative Alert: 

LD 798 An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements
The Committee of Education & Cultural Affairs voted on April 10, 2019 to a divided report. Please reach out to your Senators & Representatives and urge them to support this bill. Read the MOA's testimony on the bill here.

Please contact your legislators and urge them to support LD798

Click Here to Contact your legislator

Only Have 2 Minutes to Support Immunizations in Our Schools?


Easy.  Make 2 calls.

1. Call the Secretary of the Senate: (207) 287-1540

2. Call the Clerk of the House: (207) 287-1400

"I am _______, I live in _____, Maine and I calling to express my support for LD798."

Please take 2 minutes & make 2 calls. Thank you!


 

Employer-Sponsored Coverage Is Worse Than ACA For Low-income Families, Data Indicate.

Axios (4/15) publishes a Kaiser Family Foundation piece which says new data indicate “health insurance is decidedly less affordable for lower income people who get coverage at work than for their counterparts with similar incomes in the marketplaces.” The findings also reveal that “a low-income family with a marketplace plan pays 8.4% of their income on premiums and out-of-pocket costs, compared to 14% for a lower-wage family with employer coverage (those with incomes below twice the poverty level).” The article adds that this is “another example of how, when we focus so much on the ACA markets, we lose sight of problems in the employer-based health system where far more people get their coverage. For lower-wage workers, their coverage is decidedly worse than ACA coverage is.”


Practice Management 

Anthem Announces New Modifier 25 Policy

On Feb. 1, 2019, Anthem sent a communication to physicians in its networks entitled “Update Regarding Evaluation and Management with Modifier 25 Same Day as Procedure when a Prior E/M for the Same or Similar Service has Occurred.” 

The announcement states that beginning with claims processed on or after March 1, 2019, “Anthem may deny the E/M service with a Modifier 25 billed on the day of a related procedure when there is a recent service or procedure for the same or similar diagnosis on record.”

The AOA is concerned that this policy could cast a wider net than Anthem intends by penalizing physicians who are not billing “a duplicate E/M service on the same day as a procedure” as stated in the policy. Also, the policy language is ambiguous as Anthem does not define “recent” or “similar” when referring to a procedure or diagnosis, respectively.  AOA is working to have this policy reversed and is seeking clarification from Anthem regarding the policy language.

To view the communication sent by Anthem, please click here.


Medicaid Expansion and Prior Authorization (PA) Requirements

April 10, 2019, Office of MaineCare Services: This message is to clarify that a member’s start date under MaineCare expansion depends on when the member applies. Members eligible under MaineCare expansion do not automatically have a start date of July 2, 2018. Applicants under MaineCare expansion are subject to the same eligibility rules that apply to all applicants: an eligible member’s start date is the first day of the month during which they submit their application, unless the member requests and is granted retroactive coverage for up to three months prior to the application. See MaineCare Eligibility Manual 10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 332, Part 3, Section 13.4 for more detail.

Because MaineCare expansion was not available prior to July 2, 2018, MaineCare members eligible through the expansion cannot have MaineCare coverage retroactive to any date prior to July 2, 2018. Please see the MaineCare Eligibility Manual, 10-144 C.M.R.Ch. 332, Part 3, Section 2.4 for more information.

Please ensure you look up a member’s eligibility prior to providing services on the Health PAS Online Portal. Please see theMaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter I, Section 1.

If you are seeking reimbursement for a service that was provided before the member received retroactive eligibility and for which MaineCare requires a PA, you must submit a PA request for review. You must indicate on the PA request that the member has received retroactive eligibility status. In order to receive approval, the service provided must meet the medical necessity requirements. 

If a service that was provided before the member received retroactive eligibility does not require a PA, you may simply submit claims for retroactive reimbursement.

Please contact Shannon Beggs, Provider Relations Specialist, with questions at (207) 624-4012.

 

Some Providers Will Need a Browser Update to Access the MIHMS Health PAS Online Portal 

Your browser may need an update to remain compatible with the MIHMS Health PAS Online Portal after the portal is upgraded during the week of May 10, 2019. 

After the upgrade, only the following browsers will be able to access the portal. If you have an older browser, you can upgrade by accessing one of the links below:

If you have questions about the portal upgrade, please contact Provider Services at: 1-866-690-5585.


CMS Patients Over Paperwork Newsletter
April 2019

In CMS’s ninth issue of the Patients over Paperwork newsletter, we’re updating you on our ongoing work to reduce administrative burden and improve the customer experience for hospitals.

This latest edition covers three topics:

  1. Status Update: Reducing Hospital Provider Burden with Human Centered Design

  2. Modernization Update: Local Coverage Determination (LCD)

  3. Snapshot: Recent Policies and Proposed Rules Aimed at Reducing Burden

​Read it here.


New Practice Tip from Medical Mutual

Health Literacy:  Delivering the Message Right Improves Patient Safety and Reduces Liability

Patient safety cannot be assured without addressing the negative effects of low health literacy and ineffective communications on patient care.  Improving health literacy is an important factor in engaging patients in preventive care, improving adherence to medication regimens and treatment plan instructions, improving the patient’s ability to self-manage their healthcare and reducing the incidence of communication related errors and poor outcomes.  Patients may mask their health literacy level from their care providers.

Risk Management Recommendations for Effective Patient Communications:

  • Assess the literacy levels and language needs represented by the patients/community served.

  • Train staff to recognize and respond appropriately to patients with literacy and language needs.

  • Use well trained medical interpreters for patients with low English proficiency.

  • Adopt the universal precautions approach to health literacy.  Make clear communications and plain language the standard for all patient communication. 

  • Provide a comfortable atmosphere/environment.  Do not appear hurried or distracted. 

  • Speak slowly and clearly, loudly if indicated.  Make good eye contact.

  • Assess the patient’s ability to self manage their own health care.  Assure the patient understands when to seek health care and recognizes the need to pursue preventive health strategies.

  • Ask open-ended questions about their health history and clinical symptoms.

  • Encourage patient to ask questions.

  • Provide patient discharge and other instructions in written and verbal language the patient understands.  Provide the patient with a medication list, information about medications, diagnosis, results of procedures and laboratory tests and plans for follow-up care. Verify patient understanding.

  • Utilize accepted methods to probe for patient understanding:

    • Visuals:  Draw pictures, use three dimensional aids, media.

    • Print materials:  Large print, fifth or lower grade level, key points.

    • Teach back:  Ask the patient to repeat back or teach back to the clinician the clinical information or instructions discussed.

    • Show back:  Ask the patient to show back to the clinician the patient care process reviewed.

    • Telephone:  Have patient repeat back their understanding of telephone instructions, test results or patient follow-up appointments/studies.

    • Ask me three questions:  Ask the patient to answer three key questions from the patient encounter.

    • Note: All levels of patients have difficulty with multi-step instructions.

  • Design the informed consent process to include forms written in simple sentences and in the language of the patient; use teach back during the informed consent discussion; and engage the patient in a dialogue about the nature and scope of the procedure.

  • Reduce the barriers for low health literacy patients entering the health care system.

  • Place patient follow-up calls.

References may be found by accessing the complete practice tip at www.medicalmutual.com.

Medical Mutual's "Practice Tips" are offered as reference information only and are not intended to establish practice standards or serve as legal advice. MMIC recommends you obtain a legal opinion from a qualified attorney for any specific application to your practice.


AOIA WEbinar Slides (01/09/2019) -- Documentation Guidelines for Coding: What Auditors Look For

Agenda: 

Components of E&M Services

  • History
  • Examination
  • Medical Decision-Making
  • Coding using Time 

Categories of E/M services and Documentation Requirements 

  • Documentation requirements for procedures
  • OMT, Trigger Point Injections, Acupuncture
  • Documentation requirements for same day E/M service with a procedure, including examples 

ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding 

  • Cloned Notes
  • 2019 Updates

Click Here for the Slides.

 

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Upcoming QC Caring for ME Webinars- Earn the 3 hours of CME you need for BOLIM!

  • AAP project to promote SBIRT/SUD screening for youth & adolescents:
    • The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing. Plan to join us for the session in your region. 
      Session Dates: 
      Saturday, June 8 2019 – Farmington – Franklin Memorial, Allen RM – REGISTER NO


Upcoming Webinars:

  • Tuesday April 23, 2019 from Noon to 1 pm: QC-Qualidigm PTN “Changing Hearts and Minds: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Within Communities” with Dr. Gust Stringos and Elsie Flemings

  • QC-Qualidigm received contract funds from the State of Maine to provide training to EDs around the state of initiation of Buprenorphine in the ED. As part of this effort we will be hosting three webinars. Please save the following dates for our Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) webinars. More details to come, but all webinars will be held from Noon to 1 pm : June 5th, June 12th, June 19th



22nd Maine Pain Symposium on May 1 8am-4:30pm at University of New England 

22nd Maine Pain Symposium
"Balancing Pain Management With The Opioid Crisis: Are We Making Progress?"

Presented by Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care

University of New England, Biddeford Campus, Multi Purpose Room
May 1, 2019, 8:00am-4:30pm
Details and Registration Information
For more information or to register:
call (207) 626-0651
http://mainehospicecouncil.org/index.php/category/events/

 


Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation & Pain School International
present an interactive prolotherapy conference workshop in Budapest, Hungary
May 24-26, 2019


Prolotherapy is an injection therapy for musculoskeletal conditions including knee osteoarthritis, chronic back conditions, ligamentous laxity, and tendinopathies. In a time of soaring rates of chronic pain, few proven treatment options and a nationwide opioid epidemic, prolotherapy can be an effective option for pain management.

The Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation (HHPF) has 50 years of experience teaching prolotherapy. We are proud to partner with Pain School International to offer this unique experience for MDs and DOs at Semmelweis University and the Verdi Grand Hotel in Budapest.
 
Learn and Develop with Experts.
The conference includes:

  • Evidence-based core curriculum
  • Anatomically based lectures with demonstrations
  • Access to a standardized procedural guide developed by HHPF
  • Hands-on ultrasound guided and fluoroscopy guided injection instruction
  • Hands-on palpation and marking workshops (half day)
  • Hands-on cadaver lab with injection instruction (full day)


Cost:
1.5 day conference only: EUR 290 (~$330) until Feb 28; EUR 390 (~$440) after March 1
Full conference: EUR 1990 (~$2,250) until Feb 28; EUR 2100 (~$2,370) after March 1.
For more information visit https://painschoolinternational.com/ or email psi@painschoolinternational.com


Direct Primary Care Summit, Chicago, June 28 - 30, 2019
 
Deliver exceptional care. On your terms.

Register now for the 2019 Direct Primary Care Summit! Whether you’re new to DPC or ready to take your practice to the next level, you can be a part of an exciting, growing movement that’s revolutionizing patient care.

Special offer: Register by May 31 to save $200.

Direct Primary Care Summit
June 28-30
Chicago, IL
REGISTER

At this year’s summit, you’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded physicians and thought leaders, access exhibitors who specialize in DPC, and attend courses on a range of topics, from how to adopt the DPC model to how employers are working with DPC practicesnationwide.

Register now


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Classified Ads & Job Postings 

Western Maine Family Health Center (Livermore Falls, Maine) seeks BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or experienced Family Nurse Practitioner with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to provide primary care to patients of all ages. As a NCQA-Patient-Centered Medical Home, we offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services. 2,300 people access services each year which include routine physicals, chronic disease management, substance use disorder treatment, and acute care.

Livermore Falls is a town of 3,128 people located 30 miles west of Augusta and 16 miles from Farmington, the home of the University of ME at Farmington, a top ranked Liberal Arts University. Other towns in the health center service area bring the regional population to 18,000. Livermore Falls and the surrounding towns are renowned for hunting, fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling.

Western Maine Family Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a system of 11 practices in Central and Western Maine with a 44-year historyserving 28,000 patients each year. We accept all insurances including commercial plans, MaineCare (Medicaid) and Medicare. In addition, through an ongoing grant from the federal Bureau of Primary Health Care, the health centers offer sliding fee services and assist with applications for healthcare and medication programs including the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The selected candidate will receive competitive salary and benefits, malpractice coverage, pension plan with employer match, loan repayment options, and relocation assistance. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME  04901 ~ 207.660.9913 ~ Fax 207.660.9901 ~ email: Communications@HealthReach.org ~ www.WesternCHC.org

04/05/19


Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise 

Maine Maritime Academy is looking for a physician for its annual training cruise this summer.  Cruise dates are May 5, 2019 to July 15, 2019.  There is an option for two shorter cruises with the swap from Cruise A to Cruise B occurring in Portsmouth, UK on or around June 9.  Other potential stops include Vigo and Barcelona, Spain; Tallinn, Estonia; and Oslo, Norway.  Compensation is $225/day.  Please visit https://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/ or contact Mikaela Wentworth at 207-326-2645 for additional details.  EOE.

4/29/19


Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician 

Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.  The selected candidate will join 4 internal medicine physicians, 4 family medicine physicians and a geriatrician.
Maine Medical Center has 637 licensed beds and is the state’s leading tertiary care hospital and Level I Trauma Center, with a full complement of residencies and fellowships and an integral part of Tufts University Medical School.  The successful candidate will have an academic appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine, and the position involves teaching and mentoring residents and medical students from the Maine Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program.

Situated on the Maine coast, Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness.  Just two hours north of Boston, this is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant community. 

For more information please contact Gina Mallozzi, Physician Recruiter at (207) 661-2092 or gmallozzi@mainehealth.org.

4/29/19


PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center! 

Penobscot Community Health Care is seeking a Pediatrician in our Penobscot Pediatrics in Bangor. Become a part of the legendary Penobscot Pediatrics, at our new location set to open fall of 2019. Penobscot Peds has been a staple amongst the Bangor community for over 30 years! We are the largest and most comprehensive FQHC in Maine and the 2nd largest in New England. Seaport and Penobscot Pediatrics are both NHSC loan repayment eligible sites! PCHC offers loan repayment to those that are not awarded or eligible for NHSC. Competitive benefits package, 403(b) retirement, signing and retention bonuses, relocation assistance and more! Questions? Contact Vanessa Sanderson, PCHC Recruiter at (207)404-8015 or at recruitment@pchc.com.

4/15/19


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