Dr. Barbara Vereault of Bangor Named MAFP's 2014 Family Physician of the Year

Barbara Vereault DO, of Bangor, Maine received the award as Maine Family Physician of the Year at the annual meeting of the Maine Academy of Family Physicians in South Portland on April 11, 2014. She was chosen and recognized by her colleagues for her outstanding accomplishments and her outstanding dedication to her patients and her community.

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ICD 10 Coding - Is YOUR Practice Ready?

ICD 10 Codes must be used as of October 1st dates of service - Are YOU ready?
The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will require significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology. The AAFP has put together a topic collection featureing how-to articles from FPM's ongoing series focused on ICD-10 coding. Check it out and begin preparing now if you haven't already.

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Join Forces to Help Your Patients Who Are Returning Military Veterans

The AAFP has compiled the resources to help family physicians care for patients who have served in the military, and to raise awareness of health issues that may affect returning service members.

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Diversion Alert Program Now Available FREE for Medical Providers in Maine

What is the Diversion Alert Program (DAP)?

The DAP is a statewide program for medical professionals which:
• alerts health care providers to patients arrested for diverting or abusing prescriptions;
• provides an online, password protected arrest database; and
• provides educational resources to assist in responding to patients arrested or charged with illegally diverting prescriptions

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    Diversion Alert Program (DAP) Now Available FREE

    for Medical Providers in Maine

    What is the Diversion Alert Program (DAP)?

    The DAP is a statewide program for medical professionals which:
    • alerts health care providers to patients arrested for diverting or abusing prescriptions;
    • provides an online, password protected arrest database; and
    • provides educational resources to assist in responding to patients arrested or charged with illegally diverting prescriptions

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    Be Aware for Safe Care

         Patient Safety isn't just for one week! 
         Check out these valuable resources to
         share with your patients year-round   

           Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014 - March 2nd -8th
           Patient and Family Activities     

           National Patient Safety Foundation Programs


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