MICIS, the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service, is an innovative educational outreach program designed to provide independent clinical information to Maine physicians and other prescribers of medications.  By aligning prescribing practices with the best scientific evidence on the treatment of common clinical problems, patient outcomes can be improved.  While the primary goal of the program is to improve quality, the experience in other states has demonstrated that academic detailing also helps to control costs, which has important implications for improving access to care.  CME is available to participating providers. Call the MMA at 207-622-3374 for more information.

Where's MICIS?

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Program Overview:

Available Modules in 2017: 

In 2017 MICIS will focus exclusively on OPIOID education required by Maine Law, Chapter 488.  Join us for engaging presentations and workshops ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours which may include “blitz” didactics, multi-media components with expert faculty, case-based studies and small group discussions.  An academic detailing “un-advertisement” color monograph will also be provided to participants.  Welcome to newly-designed CME, created by and for practicing clinicians, modeled to change practice behaviors with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective and focused on combating the defining public health crisis of our generation.


  • The genesis of the opioid crisis: “How We Got Here”
  • Opioid Basics: MMEs & Tapering
  • Practice Transformation & QI for Opioids/Chronic Pain
  • Harm reduction: Naloxone & MAT
  • Communication skills & difficult conversations/Behavioral Health Integration
  • Non-opioid/Non-pharm treatments for acute & chronic pain
  • Legal and regulatory requirements for opioid prescribers, presented by MMA legal staff

Learning Objectives

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety 

To request a MICIS presentation, please send an email to academicdetailing@mainemed.com

Past Modules:

Links to Additional Resources:




Meet our Academic Detailing Team:
(left to right:) Erika Pierce, PA-C and
Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP


Advisory Committee
Members of the Academic Detailing Advisory Committee discussing the details of the program prior to the detailer’s visits

Request a Visit


Email Susan Kring at skring@mainemed.com

Contact a Detailer