After the first week of scheduling, appointments will be open to all other eligible residents in Monroe County. The NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, at the number above, is open for questions from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
We wanted to make you aware of the details around the mass vaccination site being established at the old Kodak Hawkeye location and ask for your support in getting the word out.
Here are the details as we know them today:
MSSNY's Physician Advocacy Day- Virtual
TUESDAY MARCH 2ND, 2021, VIA ZOOM
Join your colleagues from all around New York State to speak with your legislators and communicate the right health policy solutions for you and your patients!
Following the morning program, physician and allied groups will meet with legislators and their staff!
For More Information Contact:
For more details:
Advocacy Day Schedule
MSSNY 2021 Legislative Program
Lobby Day Flyer
Updated facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine from the CDC.
2021 has brought in sweeping changes for coding. Coding by time when treating mental health patients in the primary care setting is not necessarily the best option any longer! Clinicians need to understand the new coding rules and how to apply them in order to be properly paid for their care and services. Join us for a one-hour webinar given by a fellow primary care clinician explaining the new rules in plain language, including real case examples and a coding calculator.
JOIN PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS FOR A WEBINAR ON CODING WITH 2021 GUIDELINES
February 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST
Location: via Zoom Registration
Dr. Lashley has been in pediatric practice since 1990. His undergraduate training was at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Lashley finished his medical training at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, and completed his residency in pediatrics at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Lashley is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Nassau Academy of Medicine. He was president of the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2013-2015, and now serves as an advisor to them. Dr. Lashley also has been on the Executive Board of the Nassau Pediatric Society for several years as the Chairman of both the Membership and Immunization Committees and was President of the Nassau Pediatric Society in 2002. He is a member of Allied Physicians Group of NY and is on their Board of Managers. Dr Lashley has been appointed to the faculty of Hofstra Medical School and is a student mentor for them. In 2018, Dr. Lashley was given the prestigious Top Doctor Award from NY TopDocs.
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Below are two new clinic options for populations eligible for vaccine. Reminder that appointments are needed. Please remind your staff and any individuals they work with that currently no one may walk in.
Appointments are available starting at 8am today (1/15) online through the Am I Eligible? website or at the NYS hotline: 1-833-697-4829
Store locations are in Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Yates and Ontario Counties. The specific locations are available on the sign up link.
Each store is receiving 100-200 doses. Rite-Aid has built a custom scheduling tool for its New York State stores. Appointments are for 65+ only, and should be made using this link only:
Effective this afternoon, the Monroe County Health Department (MCDOH) has opened up 5,000 additional appointment slots to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
Details are as follows:
Who: Unaffiliated Healthcare Workers* = healthcare workers who are not affiliated (i.e., credentialed, on the Medical & Dental staff, employed) by either RRH or URMC)
Day/Dates: 1/7/2021 – 1/23/2021
Time: To register for an appointment: click on this link - https://www.monroecounty.gov/healthcalls/vac/index/hcw
Location: Monroe County Fleet Center, Bldg. 10, 145 Paul Road, Rochester, NY 14624
Bring: 1) Driver’s License/Photo ID; 2) Note/letter from employer attesting to their employment; 3) Attached, completed Consent Form; 4) Health Insurance Card
*= you must meet the following criteria to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the MCDOH
If you meet Criteria #1 & 2 above, you will be able to receive the vaccine. If not, you may not be able to get the vaccine at this location.”
Consent for COVID 19 vaccine from NYSDOH 12-20-2020 (002).pdf
MCMS has just been notified by the Monroe County Department of Health of available vaccine clinics for ALL medical practice staff not working at an affiliated hospital - this included physicians, mid-levels, clinical and clerical staff. Each staff person will need to complete this link for one of the available time slots.
They will need to bring photo ID and a work ID (if there is no work ID, then a letter on practice letterhead signed by the Practice Administrator or Manager stating that the staff person works at that practice). They will also need to bring the complete consent form below.
Appropriate Use Criteria
Link to the Care Select Demo https://qcdsm.nationaldecisionsupport.com/
CMS announced it is granting exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs with respect to upcoming measure reporting and data submission for those programs. The action comes as part of the Trump Administration’s response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CMS is implementing additional extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy exceptions and extensions for upcoming measure reporting and data submission deadlines for several CMS programs. For those programs with data submission deadlines in April and May 2020, submission of those data will be optional, based on the facility’s choice to report.
CMS recognizes that quality measure data collection and reporting for services furnished during this time period may not be reflective of their true level of performance on measures such as cost, readmissions and patient experience during this time of emergency and seeks to hold organizations harmless for not submitting data during this period.
You can find a copy of the press release here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-announces-relief-clinicians-providers-hospitals-and-facilities-participating-quality-reporting
CMS will continue monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation and assess options to additional relief to clinicians, facilities, and their staff so they can focus on caring for patients.
This action, and earlier CMS actions in response to COVID-19, are part of the ongoing House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus.gov. For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, and other information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Webpage on CMS.Gov.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page.