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  • Rochester Lifestyle Medicine, PLLC and the Rochester Academy of Medicine (RAM) will present Reversing Heart Disease with Lifestyle Changes, at RAM on March 31 at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Dinner option at 6:00 pm. Presented by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, Author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Ticket info.

  • Thanks to all who helped us make the 2016 MCMS Annual Meeting a success. Special thanks to Dr. Walter Brooks, who took some great photos that can be viewed here.   

  • Notice from DOH Comm. Dr. Zucker and OASAS Comm. Gonzalez-Sanchez re: resources to assist with accessing substance use disorder care.

  • Monroe County Influenza Surveillance Oct 1, 2015 – April 23, 2016, from the Rochester Emerging Infections Program, Center for Community Health, URMC.

  • Handout from NYSDOH for medical providers that highlights the steps for prescribing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and provides links to resources about PrEP.

  • A Guide to Physician-Focused Alertnative Payment Models, from the AMA.

  • The Feds are Coming! Are You Ready for a HIPAA Compliance Audit? from Underberg & Kessler.

  • MCMS announces a new Preferred Vendor – AdvoWaste Medical Services. See flyer, which describes their exclusive offering to MCMS members. If you are interested in speaking to their representatives, please let them know you are a member of MCMS.

  • The NYS Budget has passed. See NYS health care related budget summary, prepared by MSSNY. The Excess Layer has been preserved, Retail Based Clinics continue to be held at bay, and the low volume e-prescribing exception was approved. 


Zika Virus


Medicare Part D

Medical Marijuana

  • NYSDOH is offering a 4-hour medical use of marijuana course. Practitioners who wish to register with the Department and certify their patients for the Medical Marijuana Program must complete this course. The course covers: the pharmacology of marijuana; contraindications; side effects; adverse reactions; overdose prevention; drug interactions; dosing; routes of administration; risks and benefits; warnings and precautions; and abuse and dependence. Cost: $249. Practitioners will earn 4.5 hours of CME credit upon successful completion of the course. Access the course here.

  • NYS Medical Marijuana FAQs


Immunization News

  • NGS Medicare Revalidation
  • Physicians who are participating in the Medicaid based DSRIP through the local FLPPS  will receive a physician agreement soon. Kern, Augustine, Conroy and Schoppmann, on behalf of MCMS, performed a legal review of the document. Comments can be found by logging into the Member area of the MCMS web site. Additional information about DSRIP and FLPPS can be found at http://flpps.org/.

  • Show Your MCMS Membership With A Member Badge Post the badge on your website, in print materials, and in your email signature.Show that you stand with us in advocating for issues for the betterment of the medical profession; you belong to a professional organization committed to the health of our community.

  • Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Pleasea CDC brochure for parents explains the difference between bacteria and viruses, what antibiotics are, and how bacteria become resistant. It also answers FAQs about when a child does or does not need an antibiotic.

  • New Federal Communications Commission's Ruling Affects Medical Debt Collecting, from Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, PC.

Monroe County Medical Society
7th District Branch of the Medical Society of the State of New York
Serving Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates Counties 

The Park at Allens Creek
132 Allens Creek Road

Rochester, New York 14618
Tel: (585) 473-7573 • Fax: (585) 473-7641

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