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This Week's E-Newsbrief:         

 

Welcome to the June 23rd MOA E-news Brief!

Some Highlights: Thank you to all that attended the MOA Annual Oceanside Convention! Please notice some conference follow-up announcements below. A letter from Dr. Boyd Buser, AOA President urges members to contact their Senators in regards to healthcare reform, A bill passed in the Maine Legislature could limit pharmaceutical "gifts" to docs if signed into law, Register now for the The AAOA Fit For Life Fun Run on October 8th in Philadelphia, Older Adults are more at risk for Lyme DiseaseDid you know: Maine has the third-highest adult asthma rate in the nation?, DOs in the News, CMS Releases New Resources to Help Clinicians Successfully Participate in QPPNEW classified listings, & much more!


 ​MOA News

The MOA's ​106th Annual Convention was held June 9-11th
Thank you to attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors
and all others who helped make it a success!

Please visit our Facebook page 
to see more photos from our weekend of CME By the Sea at the Samoset Resort!

MOA Awards Recipients for 2017

Service Pin Awardees

Congratulations to Merideth Norris, D.O., FACOFP,
Newly Inaugurated MOA President!

Incoming MOA President Merideth Norris, D.O., FACOFP was Inaugurated by AOA President Dr. Boyd Buser, D.O., FACOFP at the President's Awards Luncheon on Saturday June 10th during the MOA's 106th Oceanside Convention

Important Conference Follow-Up:

*Please Complete Our Outcomes Survey*

If you attended the Convention or our Friday afternoon Opioid Prescribing Education Session, we hope you enjoyed the CME programs and the beautiful location at the Samoset Resort. Missed something from a lecture that you would like to reference again? As is our custom, the Program Committee is continuing its “green” theme and will not be printing lecture slides and hand out materials. Because of copyright liability issues, we are including a link to a password protected file where you can access these presentations at your convenience.

PowerPoints and other information can be found digitally here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4cgr3qefi8l4dkd/AABfvmKu1v07j9mxwT4Ixmxaa?dl=0

This link is password protected. If you do not have the password (sent via confirmation and follow-up emails) please contact the MOA office.

Please remember to mail/fax or email in the following forms:

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Attestation Reporting Form: This form was in your registration packet and can be found digitally via the Dropbox link above. Please check off the lectures you attended, count up total credits and sign the form to get your AOA category 1-A credits reported. Must be completed and returned by July 7, 2017.
    • If you would like the MOA to issue you a CME certificate as a proof of your attendance, please contact the MOA office. We will only be automatically issuing certificates for opioid CME or for those without AOA numbers (M.D., P.A.-C., N.P., etc). If you are a D.O. we will report your credits to the AOA for you, but you may request a formal certificate by emailing office@mainedo.org.
  • Program Evaluation Form: We want your feedback! In your registration packet you received a 2 page survey which you can use to review your experience at this year's convention. Please leave your comments about speakers, food, and more. Lost your form? There is a digital, fillable version of this form that can be accessed via the DropBox link above.
  • Pre/Post Tests: If you completed the yellow "pre" test and the green "post" test, please fax, email, or mail them in! 
  • Outcomes Survey: Follow this link to complete our outcomes survey. The survey will remain open until July 12, 2017By completing this survey, you have the opportunity to earn up to 2.0 extra AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

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Advocacy/ Legislative Update

MOA Legislative Committee

The MOA Legislative Committee holds weekly conference calls on
Monday nights at 8:00 pm.
All MOA members are welcome to attend.

Email awesthoff@mainedo.org or call the office at 207-623-1101 for more information.


AOA Advocacy Action Alert

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, last month the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that, if enacted into law, would make significant cuts to our health care system and result in a loss of coverage and access to care for up to 23 million Americans. Senate Republicans have been working on their own version of the legislation, but leadership has not allowed outside stakeholders or even most Senators of either party to see any of the proposals or to see the bill itself. We are concerned a lack of input from those on the front lines of healthcare, such as physicians like you, will result in legislation that does not align with the AOA’s Priorities for Health Care Reform*, and urge you to contact your Senators today. A vote is expected next week, and legislative text has yet to even be released.

It has also emerged that the Senate is considering significant cuts to the Medicaid program as part of the legislation -- cuts that would impact millions of Americans of all ages. Medicaid covers over half the births in our country, and over forty percent of all nursing home beds. As well, it provides access to much-needed substance use disorder and mental health treatment for the many Americans who have been impacted by our nation’s opioid epidemic or who suffer from other mental health conditions.

The time is now to write or tweet your Senators today and ask them to engage in an open and transparent process to craft real bipartisan legislation to reform our health care system.

Boyd R. Buser, DO

AOA President


Bill limiting doctor gifts passes Maine Legislature
Joe Lawlor,Portland Press Herald and The Associated Press , WCSH 
6:39 PM. EDT June 21, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (Portland Press Herald/AP) — A bill that would curtail gifts, speaking and consulting fees and expensive food flowing from pharmaceutical companies to doctors has passed the Legislature and awaits the signature of Gov. Paul LePage.

► Read the full story at PressHerald.com

Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, said the goal of the bill is to ensure doctors do not have conflicting interests when prescribing drugs – especially opioids – since Maine is in the midst of an opioid crisis.

The bill would ban cash gifts and noncash gifts where reciprocity is implied. Speaking fees and modest meals at legitimate academic conferences were left untouched under the measure.

Hamann says the proposed law addresses part of Maine's addiction problem by preventing doctors from overprescribing opioids.

Pharmaceutical companies nearly doubled the amount spent on marketing opioids between 2014 and 2015. Medical ethics experts say payments from drug companies can influence prescribing patterns.

The Associated Press contributed to this story, Copyright 2017 Portland Press Herald, AP


Highlights from this Week's DO Engage:

-- Health Reform Episode V: The Senate Strikes Back: After over a month of negotiation behind closed doors, the Senate finally released its health care reform legislation. The legislation, if passed, would make drastic changes to the current Affordable Care Act and make large cuts to the Medicaid program. A vote on the bill is scheduled for late next week. Here are 3 key takeaways from the draft legislation:

  1. The legislation would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates, and taxes.

  2. The legislation phases out the Medicaid expansion program over three years, ending in 2024.

  3. The legislation significantly limits Medicaid spending by converting the program to per capita limits. The spending growth rate would become stricter in 2025.

-- The AOA Speaks Out: The AOA, along with many other physician organizations, hospital organizations, and patient groups have expressed disappointment in the Senate health care legislation and its potential impact on patient access to high quality care and plan affordability. See AOA President Boyd Buser’s statement on the Senate health care bill above.

--The AOA Needs Your Voice: While many have expressed various opinions about the Affordable Care Act and both the House and Senate repeal legislation, there is one common concern: the lack of transparency regarding the legislation. So far there have been no hearings in the Senate committees of jurisdiction, no input from physician organizations, medical societies, and patient groups, and there will be limited floor debate on the bill.

As an organization, the AOA is concerned a lack of input from those on the front lines of healthcare, such as physicians like you, will result in legislation that does not align with the AOA’s Priorities for Health Care Reform. We hope that you will join us in this effort to ensure that patients receive access to affordable, high-quality care that is done in an open and transparent process. For more information about how the AOA has developed its position on health care reform and the AHCA to date, watch our webinar that explains the process.

--The AOA Scores a Big Win at the Congressional Baseball Game- Thursday June 15th, marked the annual Congressional Baseball Game where members of both sides of the aisle compete for charity and bragging rights. This year the AOA sponsored the Presidents Race, where our own Ali Abdallawah, D.O., provided the pre-race sports physical. The AOA was so excited to be a part of such a wonderful Congressional tradition, and to highlight the osteopathic philosophy. Check out the race HERE.

--Opioid Epidemic Increasing Emergency Room Visits: According to a study by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, between 2005 and 2014 the rate of opioid-related emergency room visits nearly doubled for both sexes and all age groups. There were 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in 2014 alone. For more information regarding the report and the overall impact on the health care industry,CLICK HERE.

--The AOA is Seeking CVs and Resumes for the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF): The AOA is interesting in nominating highly qualified DOs to serve on The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). The CPSTF is an influential panel of public health and prevention experts authorized by Congress to provide evidence-based findings and recommendations about community preventive services, programs, and policies to improve health. The CPSTF produces recommendations (and identifies evidence gaps) to help inform the decision making of federal, state, and local health departments, other government agencies, communities, healthcare providers and organizations, employers, schools and research organizations.

If you are interested in being considered for an AOA nomination, please share your CV and a short bio by June 23, 2017 to llattany@osteopathic.org. The AOA will notify all applicants of their status and should an applicant not progress to an AOA nomination, they are welcome to self-nominate for this opportunity by following the guidance provided on the Federal Register announcement in advance of the application deadline of July 3, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.


News to Use    

Register Now For The AAOA Fit For Life Fun Run

In 2017, the Advocates for the AOA will consolidate their fundraising efforts around OMED into the Fit for Life 5K Fun Run. The race will be held in Philadelphia on Sunday, October 8. All profits from this fundraising event goes back to support the osteopathic community in the form of SOMA Scholarships, presented at OMED and through grants for special projects across the country.

Send this link to your members and encourage them to register today! 


In Case You Missed It... FYI

Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) Handbook – Comment Period Open

Proposed changes to the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) Handbook are now posted on the AOA website for a 30-day review and public comment period. The comment period will remain open until July 14, 2017. At that point the BOS Handbook will be sent to a Board of Trustees Reference Committee for review.

Please forward this information to members who may be interested. You may contact Jeff Kramer at jkramer@osteopathic.org with any questions.

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Constitution, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics

Consistent with the requirements for amending the core documents of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the following proposed amendments to the AOA Constitution, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics have been submitted to the AOA chief executive officer, who has arranged for their publication in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association before the annual meeting of the AOA House of Delegates (HOD), which will occur Friday, July 21, 2017, through Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Chicago Marriot Downtown in Illinois.

2017 CME Information

The AOA Board of Trustees on July 21, 2016 opted to eliminate enforcement of the 120 general hours (per three-year cycle) of CME required to maintain membership with the AOA. This change will reduce the burden of CME reporting that is required of physicians. The Board also passed a resolution at the Midyear meeting requiring that Diplomates complete a minimum of 60 specialty CME credits per three year cycle from either AOA or ACCME accredited sponsors. Individual boards may implement additional requirements, including osteopathic-specific CME credits. 

Your members can read more on Osteopathic.org.


Public Health Updates

Maine: Older adults had highest rates of Lyme disease in 2016
by PRESS RELEASE, Outbreak News Today. Full article.
June 18, 2017 Headlines, US News No Comments 1013 views

Data released on the Maine Tracking Network Thursday by Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) reveals that adults over the age of 65 years had the highest rates of Lyme disease in the state last year.

While the number of reported cases of the disease increased for all ages in 2016, adults over the age of 65 experienced the sharpest increase, topping 400 reported cases, or 162 cases per 100,000 people in this age group alone.

“In light of this data, we are calling on adults over the age of 65 to take the necessary precautions to prevent tick bites,” said State Epidemiologist, Dr. Siiri Bennett. “It is concerning to see such a spike within this age group and it is the first time we are seeing this group surpass children between the ages of 5 and 14 years. This is why we are stressing the need to be aware, take extra preventative measures, and understand the risks.”

To help residents avoid tick bites and promote prevention techniques, Maine CDC launched the Tick-Free ME challenge. The challenge, which is open to all adults over the age of 45 years, provides participants with prevention tips, and encourages participants to track how often during the month of July they wear protective clothing while outside, apply repellant, conduct daily tick checks, and perform home yard maintenance to reduce tick habitats.

“More than half of Lyme disease cases are acquired during the months of June, July, and August – so this challenge is a great opportunity to establish new habits or improve on tick prevention actions, and ultimately reduce the number of our residents who get Lyme and other tickborne diseases,” said Dr. Bennett.


Why does Maine have one of nation’s highest asthma rates? The reasons vary
There are a variety of resources and programs to educate people about improving the level of control of asthma symptoms.

June 4, 2017 Portland Press Herald. BY LORI VALIGRAHEALTHY MAINE CONTRIBUTOR

Take a deep breath, you’re in Vacationland, the way life should be. But underlying the image of pristine beaches, lakes and hiking trails is a little-known fact: Maine has the third-highest adult asthma rate in the nation.

Coming in behind Hawaii and Massachusetts, Maine’s asthma rate affects 11.2 percent of Maine adults, compared to 9.5 percent for all of the United States in 2015, and that prevalence is not decreasing.

“Maine’s current adult asthma rates have consistently been higher than national current asthma rates,” notes Jim Braddick, program manager at the Maine Department of Human Services and Maine CDC. He adds that rates for Maine and the nation don’t seem to be rising since 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, but neither are they falling.

Asthma, a chronic constriction of the airways that causes wheezing, chest tightness, coughing and shortness of breath, is a common disease that affects more than 25 million Americans, about 7 million of them children, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute statistics.

“Asthma is the most common chronic illness for children and adults, and its cause is unknown,” says Anne Coates, M.D., pediatric pulmonology and cystic fibrosis care specialist at Maine Medical Center in Portland. “There is no cure, but it can be treated and sufferers can avoid triggers like smoke and bad air.”

Scott Morin, D.O., an asthma specialist in the pulmonary critical care unit at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, treats adults and says the numbers of asthma patients he sees hasn’t changed. But he said he’s noticed a generational uptick in kids of asthmatics also diagnosed with asthma either as children or when they become adults.

“When you compare recent generations to the generations before, there’s been an increase in asthma,” he says.

The percentage of Maine children with asthma is 9.1 percent, similar to the 8.9 percent nationwide.

While there is no single cause of asthma, there are various theories about why it is so bad in Maine. Asthma has been linked to factors such as sanitation and air control practices in the house, and more frequent hand washing, which ironically may create too sterile an environment and not allow the immune system to develop properly.

Other culprits Morin says are exposure to cigarette smoke and poverty-related conditions, such as dust mites, rat urine and lack of access to medicine. Maine’s cold, moist air also can trigger asthma attacks.

“Maine shadows states on Tobacco Road,” Morin says. “Smoking is almost always directly related to socio-economic factors. Those making less than $25,000 per year, which can happen in rural Maine, have three times the rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than households making over $75,000.”

Asthma is commonly associated with poor air quality, which aggravates symptoms. However, a recent American Lung Association study notes Portland is one of four Northeast cities to have reached its lowest level of ozone (smog) ever, indicating the air quality is improving.

“There’s no safe level of exposure to smog and particulate pollution,” says Elizabeth Ridlington, policy analyst with the Frontier Group and co-author of a recent Environment Maine Research & Policy Center report on unhealthy air.

Coates adds that the moist air in Maine causes mold, and smoke exposure is higher than national rates. That, in turn, can exacerbate the inflammation in the breathing passages and cause asthma attacks. About one-third of people with asthma also have allergies, and obese people tend to have more of a predisposition to allergies and asthma.

Asthma in Maine currently is responsible for about $14.3 million in lost productivity and nearly $173 million in direct medical costs annually, according to Maine CDC and the Maine Behavioral Health Risk Factor Surveillance System. Asthma causes about 13 deaths in the state each year.

Braddick says Maine CDC is focusing on how the state is progressing regarding the level of asthma symptom control reported by Maine residents. Maine CDC and its partners offer a variety of resources and programs to educate people with asthma, their medical providers and caregivers about improving the level of control of asthma symptoms.

“We distribute asthma action plans to medical practices and school nurses; these plans provide guidance for patients and caregivers in limiting exposure to substances that ‘trigger’ an asthma attack, and what to do if the patient experiences and asthma attack,” Braddick says. “We fund pilot programs providing intensive self-management education to patients with poorly controlled asthma so they miss fewer work or school days because of asthma symptoms.”


DOs In The News:

"Dry Drowning Is Real & This Is How it Happens," Yahoo!
This article references an AOA article about dry drowning, a rare condition that can occur hours or days after a child inhales water through the nose or mouth. The water causes a spasm in the airway, causing it to close up and impact breathing. 

"'Alien Yoga': The Truth About the Wacky Trend You're Seeing on Instagram," Fox News
“Could Nauli promote health in the GI tract by engaging the musculoskeletal system? We don’t know, but it’s an interesting consideration,” Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, tells Fox News in this article about the "alien yoga" trend.

"The Path to Good Posture," Martha Stewart Living
Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, offers tips on how sleep position can help promote health body alignment in this piece from Martha Stewart Living.


Practice Management​

CMS Releases New Resources to Help Clinicians Successfully Participate in QPP 

CMS has recently revamped the look of the QPP website and also posted new resources to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the QPP. The following new resources have been posted to the website:

MIPS quick start guide: Outlines the steps clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) need to take between now and March 2018 to prepare for and participate in MIPS, including checking participation status, choosing to participate as an individual or as part of a group, deciding how to submit data, and selecting measures and activities.

Medicare Shared Savings Program and QPP fact sheet: Explains how the Shared Savings Program and the QPP align reporting requirements for participating ACOs and MIPS clinicians, and how certain tracks in Shared Savings Program ACOs meet Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) criteria under the QPP.

MIPS APM fact sheet: Provides an overview of a specific type of APM, called a "MIPS APM," and the special APM scoring standard used for those in MIPS APMs.

CMS releases "CAHPS for MIPS" conditionally approved survey vendor list
Physicians who plan on reporting the CAHPS for MIPS measure as one of their quality measures to satisfy MIPS requirements in 2017 must use a CMS-approved CAHPS for MIPS survey vendor. As conditionally approved survey vendors, these organizations have demonstrated they have the facilities, project experience and staff expertise required to conduct the 2017 survey administration with appropriate rigor, given the demands of the survey procedures and timeline. 

Final approval of these organizations is dependent on satisfactory completion of CMS training and submission of a Quality Assurance Plan. A final list of the CAHPS for MIPS survey vendors approved by CMS to administer the 2017 survey will be made publicly available this summer. 

Keep in mind, physicians who are reporting the CAHPS for MIPS measure must register and inform CMS by June 30, 2017.


Electronic Opioid Prescribing Waiver Applications Now Available from Maine CDC 

Maine's new opioid law, PL 2015 c. 488, includes a requirement that all opioid prescriptions be done electronically. Of course, there will be circumstances where that is either impossible, extremely difficult or burdensome. The Maine CDC has now (as of April 3, 2017) issued a waiver application that is available online at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/osa/data/pmp/E-Prescribing-Waiver-and-Policy_Individual.pdf . 

 This is what the CDC says about the waiver requirements:

  • "Waivers may be granted based on documentation by a practitioner that his or her ability to issue an electronic prescription is unduly burdened by: technological limitations that are not reasonably within the control of the practitioner; or other exceptional circumstances demonstrated by the practitioner. Detailed evidence of, technological limitations and other exceptional circumstances must be provided, including all steps that are being taken, in the interim, to meet this mandate. A waiver may be granted for a period determined appropriate by the department not to exceed twelve (12) months, although the Department may renew the waiver upon a new demonstration that the practitioner’s ability to issue an electronic prescription is unduly burdened."

An Update on Opioid Health Homes

MaineCare's new Opioid Health Home (OHH) program has begun accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for the designation.  Amy MacMillan (previously Dix) at MaineCare can be reached at Amy.MacMillan@maine.gov.  Currently, Section 93 Emergency Rule is in effect at https://www1.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/10/ch101.htm/  Comments are being taken until May 18th. We encourage groups to submit comments at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/proposed.shtml#anchor741339

In addition, the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services has a program to cover uninsured for MAT treatment. The coverage will be provided through contracts to agencies that are approved as providers for Opioid Health Homes. As applications are received and approved, the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will reach out to OHHs to encumber funds.  Mike Parks, Associate Director, DHHS, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, can be reached at michael.parks@maine.gov for questions about this part of the program.   


Upcoming Events​

JUNE 

Additional Information about this event is available via this flyer and the conference agenda.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

8th Annual Patient Safety Academy
 
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Where: Portland, on the USM campus, Abromson Center
Cost: $50. general registration / $25. student registration
 
This day-long event is open to anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities.  The Academy includes plenary sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities.  Workshops will skill-building and best practice lessons in the areas of patient engagement, infection prevention, falls prevention, opioid overdose education, antibiotic stewardship, patient safety culture and much more! We hope to have the workshop selection and info about the plenary speakers posted to our Patient Safety Academy website within the next week or so.

 


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NEW LISTING (06/23/17): BC/BE Family Medicine Physician – Livermore Falls, Maine

Western Maine Family Health Center seeks a BC/BE Family Practice physician to join three nurse practitioners and a clinical social worker upon the retirement of a long-term physician. As a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home, we offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services to people of all ages in an outpatient setting. We provide check-ups for the entire family, care of acute and chronic conditions, and referrals to specialty care and community services. In addition, our specialists assist patients with enrollment in programs that help pay for healthcare and medications.

Livermore Falls, with a population of 3,500, is located at the northern end of Androscoggin County, 25 miles northwest of Augusta. Renowned for hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and countless other four-season opportunities, Livermore Falls and the surrounding towns boast of tranquil living and an abundance of natural resources.

Western Maine Family Health Center is one of 11 Federally Qualified Health Centers of HealthReach Community Health Centers which provides medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to 28,000 Maine people each year. We offer competitive salary, generous benefits, pension plan with employer match, relocation expenses, malpractice coverage, and loan repayment. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 660-9913 | Fax:(207) 660-9901 | Communications@HealthReach.org | www.WesternCHC.org


(04/13/17): Addictions and Recovery Provider Needed 

Immediate need for an addiction and recovery provider for a mix of new and established patients. The provider may see patients at our South Portland office or should they prefer, use the tele health option.  We are experienced in tele health  and can provide and install equipment so location of provider within the state is generally not an issue.  This is a cash only clinic and payment to the provider is usually within 24 hrs or less.

Please call Cardinal Professional Services at 530-0890 for more details.

BC/BE Family Medicine Physician – Kingfield, Maine--

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center (Kingfield) seeks a Physician who is BC/BE in Family Medicine to provide outpatient primary care and preventive services to people of all ages for 30-40 hours per week. As a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home, we offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services focused on the patient’s care experience. We offer check-ups for the entire family, care of acute and chronic conditions and referrals to specialty care and community services. In addition, our specialists assist patients with enrollment in programs that help pay for healthcare and medications.

The health center resides in a welcoming community near Sugarloaf USA and the University of Maine (Farmington) and is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a system of eleven practices in Central and Western Maine. HealthReach has been providing healthcare in rural and medically underserved communities for 42 years. Annually, 28,000 Maine residents access medical, dental and behavioral health services at our facilities, which are located in Albion, Bingham, Belgrade, Bethel, Coopers Mills, Kingfield, Livermore Falls, Madison, Rangeley, Richmond and Strong.

We offer competitive salary, generous benefits, and malpractice coverage. The site is eligible for loan repayment. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 660-9913 | Fax: (207) 660-9901 |Communications@HealthReach.org | www.MTAbramCHC.org


PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN - Eastern Maine Medical Center (11/07)

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 at Eastern Maine Medical Center Phone: 207-973-5358 emmccvs@emhs.org.


Family Physician seeking partner for unique Direct Primary Care practice.

Lotus Family Practice in West Falmouth, ME was opened in April, 2015 by Catherine Krouse, DO.  It is privately owned and operated using the model called Direct Primary Care.  This means that patients pay a flat monthly fee directly to you and there is no insurance billing.  Patient panels are limited to 500-600 which equates to about 5-6 patients a day.  Lotus Family Practice is focused on preventing illness and treating it at the source, so there is a heavy focus on nutrition, lifestyle, herbal medicine and yoga/tai chi/ meditation classes are offered to patients at no extra charge.  We are looking for a like-minded physician who is open to working outside the box and stepping out on their own.  This would entail building their own practice to manage side by side with a partner and offer cross coverage when needed.  
 
If interested, contact Catherine Krouse, DO for more details at:
catherine@lotusfamilypractice.com or 207-536-0560  
www.lotusfamilypractice.com

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