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NMMC CEO Is New MHA Chair

Date:6/21/2017 11:17:14 AM

Northern Maine Medical Center Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Sirois was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 21, at the Association’s annual Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. 
 

Critical Care Social Worker is 2017 MHA Caregiver of the Year

Date:6/21/2017 10:59:31 AM

Lois Latour, LCSW, EMMC’s critical care social worker, has spent countless hours in her career helping patients and families navigate the challenges during one of the most difficult times of their lives.
 
 

Maine Hospital Association Testimony on Maine’s Proposed Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver

Date:5/17/2017 4:19:59 PM

The Maine Hospital Association has serious concerns with a proposal to impose new work requirements, monthly premiums and asset tests for MaineCare recipients.  

MHA Urges House Members to Vote No on ACA Replacement

Date:3/22/2017 11:53:51 AM

The Maine Hospital Association (MHA) today urged Maine’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the legislation is bad for Maine hospitals and their patients. 
 

Letter to Maine's Congressional Delegation RE: ACA Repeal

Date:1/20/2017 4:23:36 PM

The Maine Hospital Association has sent Maine's Congressional delegation letters detailing the devastating impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have if an adequate replacement is not enacted. 

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At a recent national webinar, Sue Devoe, RN, BSN, Director of Quality, Licensing and Accreditation at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), and Sharon Berz, Director of Long Term Care at the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) were guest presenters to a national audience of peers on a partnership the two organizations created to support patients in the transition from hospital to home. Implemented nearly two years ago, the partnership of NMMC and AAAA was intended to improve the quality of life of patients, to assist them to thrive in their home and to reduce readmission to the hospital.
 
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2017 Basic Trustee Orientation

The Basic Orientation - Healthcare Governance: Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee is designed for newer board members. It will focus on the fundamental duties of hospital trustees. Highly respected governance expert Eric Lister, MD, who continues to receive rave reviews from past participants, will lead the program.

Date: 9/28/2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Emergency & Outpatient Services: Complying With CMS Webinar

This course will actually be comprised of two individual programs on emergency and outpatient services.

During the first hour, the presenter will discuss staffing requirements, provision of services both on and off-campus, EMTALA, required policies and procedures, training requirements, medical director requirement, and compliance with standards of care.

During the second hour, our presenter will cover some proposed changes to the outpatient section, which are published in the Hospital Improvement Act.

Date: 7/25/2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Unlocking the Door To the MACRA Quality Payment Program Web

This session will provide an overview of MACRA legislation and review the basic structure of the Quality Payment Program and the key elements of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, and alternative payment options for Medicare Part B clinicians and healthcare organizations as released in the final rule.

Date: 8/15/2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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