Direct Primary Care Workshop for Maine September 26 & 27, 2014

DPC is relatively new in Maine. This workshop will provide practical knowledge for Maine providers, consumers and employers about the necessary components of successful DPC arrangements; and will initiate a conversation about the potential role of DPC practices and networks within Maine's health care payment and delivery system reforms.

The featured keynote speaker is Brian Forrest, MD, Founder of the Access Healthcare Direct network of direct care practices and a National Speaker for Regional Direct Primary Care Workshops.

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Save the Dates Now!

Dates and Location have been announced for the 2015 23rd Annual MAFP Family Medicine Update -
April 8 - 11, 2015
Location: Atlantic Oceanside, Bar Harbor
Brochure & Registration information available after January 15, 2015

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Did You Know That There Are 127,694 Veterans In Maine??

Do you treat any of Maine's 127,694 Veterans? Visit our "Treating Veterans Resource Page"

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May was Lyme Disease Awareness Month - But the Ticks Don't Know to Go Away!

Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in Maine. Cases have already been reported in 2014, and the number will rise as the weather continues to get warmer. Cases have been increasing each year in Maine, and occur in all 16 counties. More than 1,375 cases of Lyme disease were reported statewide in 2013, a record high for Maine.

Other diseases that are carried by ticks in Maine include Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Powassan. In 2013, providers reported 94 cases of Anaplasmosis, 36 cases of Babesiosis, and 1 case of Powassan. Five anaplasmosis cases and two babesiosis cases have already been reported in 2014.

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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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    ~ Members in the News ~

    MAFP Member - Ron Blum MD of Patten - Among the Primary Care Physicians from Maine featured in the Quinnipiac University Documentary - "The Doctor Will See You Now - The Changing Face of Primary Care"

    Documentary- The Doctor Will See You Now

    "THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW: THE CHANGING FACE OF PRIMARY CARE" explores the evolution of primary care in America, and the current health care industry from the perspective of primary care physicians and their patients. Doctors share the challenges and rewards that come with practicing general medicine. Patients share the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in their personal health care.

    For information on Alternative Models of Care see our PCMH/DPCwebpage

    NRCME RESOURCES for the Medical Examiner

    Do you treat any of Maine's 127,694 Veterans?  Visit our "Treating Veterans Resource Page"

    Parasite Prevalence Map (interactive) - How prevalent is Lyme?  Ehrlichiosis? Anaplasmosis? Here in Maine - check out this interactive map of your county

    Interested in AAFP & MAFP Membership? 
    Requirements and Application Information HERE

    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



          Expand your family medicine circle. Join AAFP Connection, a
          safe and secure members-only community, where you can:

    Connect with peers in a safe online community for AAFP members, Connect and share in a secure envionrment through discussion forums, file share & Wikis, Connect with family physicians who share common interes

    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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