Congratulations to Gbolahan Ogunbayo, MD from Rochester General, recipient of a top award at the AMA Research Symposium for his podium presentation on “A Curious Case of Cardiac Pneumonia”. Click here to read more.
Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience will be held on May 7-10, 2014. This event is hosted by The Center for Experiential Learning, University of Rochester Medical Center. Click here for more information.
The Art of Self-Healing Seminar Series Class Two: Accepting the Grace of Belonging will be held on Wed., Dec. 11, 2013 with Dr. Melanie Kates. Class will focus on belonging to your true self and how to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Click here for more information.
A new public health law requiring hospitals and privately practicing primary care physicians to offer a Hepatitis C screening test to individuals born between 1945 and 1965, becomes effective on January 1, 2014. The new law also provides that should a screening test be positive or reactive, the provider shall offer follow-up health care including a Hepatitis C diagnostic test or refer the individual to a provider who can. For more information about the new requirements, please refer to this letter from Commissioner Shah.
NYSOFA's Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance (HIICAP) program provides free, accurate and objective information, counseling, assistance and advocacy on Medicare, private health insurance, and related health coverage plans.
How do the FCC’s robocall rules apply to your practice? Click here for information.
CDC Report on Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines is available here.
AMA Reports New Data On Physician Practice Arrangements: Private Practice Remains Strong Despite Shifts Toward Hospital Employment. Click here for report.
New York State Department of Health has announced a Dtap and Tdap vaccine shortage. Please see advisory for further details.
MSSNY's archived I-STOP Implementation webinar is now available for CME credit. Registration is required and is free for MSSNY members with their MSSNY ID number. There is a fee of $100 for non-members, which can be applied towards a MSSNY membership. Register here.
HIPAA Self-Audit – Is Your Practice Ready? Make sure you have forms, policies and procedures in place to comply with HIPAA. Click here to download self-audit tools, developed by Kern Augustine Conroy and Schoppmann, P.C.
The new I-STOP law that goes into effect on August 27 requires physicians and other prescribers to consult the NYS database before prescribing Schedule II, III and IV medications. The duty can be delegated to staff, including unlicensed staff. There are several exemptions to the Duty to Consult. See attached for more information. Please note, the inpatient exemption does not apply when the prescription is being written at discharge. Click here for a brochure on How to Establish a Health
ICD-10 Transitioning: It's not too early for practices to begin preparing for the ICD-10 transition that takes effect in October 2014. MCMS has prepared an FAQ to help your practice prepare. CMS and the CDC have created a GEMS FAQ, which will assist with the conversion to ICD-10.
Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience: Upcoming CME workshops designed for medical practitioners.
Risk Retention Groups: When considering the professional liability coverage offered by an RRG, physicians should be aware of the risks involved and should understand how the type of coverage presented relates to the amount of premium to be paid. More
Reminder to Update Physician Profile: NY state law requires that every licensed physician update his/her physician profile information within six months prior to the expiration of the physician’s registration period, as a condition of registration renewal. More For instructions on how to compile your physician profile update requirement, click here.