PORTLAND, Maine - A consultant hired to analyze Maine's proposed legal marijuana laws says the state should be careful to make sure the rules shrink the black market for the drug and provide help for people with substance use disorder.
At least eight doctors are resigning from Bangor’s Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center amid a push by the hospital to reduce their ranks, cut their benefits and have fewer doctors work each day, forcing those on duty to see more patients in a shift.
Feds: Central Maine Medical Center Must Fix Deficiencies Or Lose Medicaid and Medicare Funds
Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) in Lewiston is at risk of losing federal funding after inspections identified several issues, including a case in which a patient was paralyzed. The Sun Journal first reported Thursday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found CMMC deficient in safety and quality.
Expanded Medicaid Has Increased Access To Opioid Treatment, But Waitlists Have Ballooned
When Janet Mills ran for governor, she promised to expand Medicaid to help combat the opioid crisis. Her campaign estimated that 25,000 Mainers couldn’t access treatment for substance use disorder either because of a lack of capacity or a lack of insurance.