MOA Member Corner
Meet MOA Scholarship Recipient Lucy Algeo, OMS-I!
Name: Lucy Algeo
Hometown: Raymond, Maine (now resides in Portland, ME)
Current Osteopathic Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
About Lucy: Student Doctor Algeo was born and raised in Maine. She graduated from Windham High School in 2012 and attended the University of Maine as an undergraduate. Her experience with Medical Outreach Maine, a volunteer program at University of Maine, allowed her to tour Waldo County’s healthcare facilities, one of the poorest counties in Maine. Here she learned the importance of preventative care in rural communities.
Lucy also volunteered with MMC’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) and has come to understand the hurdles Maine’s aging population faces. She says that the most meaningful activities during her volunteer work have involved initiating conversations with patients. She learned that simply asking “How long have you lived in Maine,” lifted the spirits of patients and eased their minds of the stresses of hospital settings. Lucy also noted in her role as a medical scribe for a Family Medicine Practice in South Portland, that primary care relies on more than just efficient diagnosis and treatment. Family physicians take the time to get to know their patient’s history, lifestyles, and family dynamics to better treat their physical and mental ailments.
She states that “Osteopathic medicine, with its emphasis on preventative care and holistic diagnosis and treatment, is the model upon which I want to build my career.”
The MOA was pleased to offer a 2018 scholarship to Lucy Algeo, OMS I and wishes her luck in her studies at UNE COM!
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MOA Members: Please Join an MOA Committee!
The Maine Osteopathic Association Board of Directors welcomes your participation on one or more of the MOA committees to assist your state association in ensuring the availability of quality osteopathic healthcare in the State of Maine. Time commitments vary by committee, most meet via phone conference in the evenings.
Open to ALL MOA Members (including Students & Residents).
Professional Advocacy Committee (Legislative Committee)
Committee Charge: To actively pursue and monitor legislative agendas pertinent to the successful progress of the Osteopathic Profession; increase the osteopathic profession visibility with the Maine State Legislature and governmental agencies; keep members actively informed during the legislative session; address and become active in inter-professional issues; and actively seek donations to the Maine Osteopathic Association Political Action Committee (MOPAC) to support the Association’s legislative activities and to ensure the election of candidates who support the osteopathic physician community. This committee meets weekly via phone conference when the legislature is in session.
Professional and Public Education Committee
Committee Charge: To develop and ensure high quality osteopathic CME programs-Annual Convention and the Midwinter Conference; promote the osteopathic profession throughout the State of Maine and the New England Region; and enhance the MOA visibility with residents and students. Help plan our Midwinter Symposium and Annual Convention! This committee typically convenes biweekly in the 2-3 months prior to any scheduled CME events.
Payor/Payee Relations Committee
Committee Charge: To ensure that the osteopathic profession is represented at the third party payor level (i.e. managed care and health insurance companies), and at the Federal/State Regulatory level (MaineCare, Medicare, Worker’s Comp); ensure that the effectiveness and efficacy of OMT is demonstrated to third party payors; inform and educate members on the proper methods of solving disputes with third party payors; and promote correct coding and billing education or maximize physician reimbursement. This committee meets as needed.
Committee Charge: To maximize the base of the membership to operate the association as efficiently and effectively through membership recruitment campaign strategies and outreach; develop a broader member services package of “Preferred Business Partners” and member benefits; provide a nomination slate of awardees for the selection of the MOA’s prestigious awards. This committee meets as needed, at least once per year.
Technology and Communications Committee
Committee Charge: To increase the visibility and awareness of osteopathic medicine; to promote the Maine Osteopathic Association through timely and effective communications utilizing advanced technology; and to develop short and long-term infrastructure redesign and user-friendly technology for both internal and external communications. This committee meets as needed.
Finance and Sustainability Committee
Committee Charge: To develop short and long-term plans that will result in financial stability for the organization including partnering with the Membership Committee on the membership drive to increase dues revenue; developing new ways to seed our endowment; and engaging the membership in discussions about planned giving. This committee meets as needed, at least quarterly.
Please email Amanda Richards at email@example.com for more information or to volunteer!
To view committee leadership, click here.
Welcome to your MOA E-news Brief for October 18th, 2018!
The Highlights: Meet MOA Scholarship Recipient Lucy Algeo, OMS-I, Reserve Your Room for MOA Midwinter Symposium 2019 (Details Below), MOA Exclusive Employment Opportunity at Skowhegan Addiction Clinic, Legislative Updates: Trump Appoints Maine's Mary Mayhew to Head Medicaid, News to Use: New ACOFP Executive Director Announced, UNECOM Fall Reunion Weekend Starts on Friday- Oct. 19th Public Health: CDC Warns of Polio-like Virus Striking Children, Rates of Unvaccinated Children Have Quadrupled in Recent Years, Practice Management: Updates from CMS, NEW professional Opportunities, classified ads /job postings,events & more!
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