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Based upon a quirk in our State Constitution, with the bill delivered on December 29, Gov. You can send a letter to the Governor here and/or call 518-474-8390.
Cuomo has until the end of January to consider the legislation. Urge him to work to develop comprehensive legislation that addresses the many deficiencies of New York’s malpractice adjudication system.
The letter was also shared with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, whose district is in the Bronx.
Given that there will be ongoing discussions with the Legislature regarding the ultimate disposition of S.6800, physicians are urged to contact their local senators and assembly members to: Governor Andrew Cuomo Council on Women and Girls issued a 2018 report this week.
Members of Governor Cuomo’s administration crisscrossed the state to hear the concerns of New York women on issues such as the gender wage gap, sexual harassment in the workplace, and lack of educational programs to encourage interest in computer science and engineering.
In the healthcare arena the report identifies areas that need to be addressed: Senate Deputy Majority Leader John De Francisco (R-Syracuse) this week introduced legislation (S.7537) supported by MSSNY that would prohibit a hospital from requiring board certification as a condition of having staff privileges, and prohibit a health insurance company from requiring board certification as a condition of being a participating physician in such plan. The Senate legislation is substantially similar to legislation also supported by MSSNY (A.4914) introduced by Assemblymember Robin Schimminger (D-Kenmore).
Sincerely, Charles Rothberg, MD MSSNY President at 1 PM, Governor Cuomo will give a presentation to release his FY 2018-19 proposed State Budget.
The Governor’s proposed Budget, certain to run into the thousands of pages, will seek to close an anticipated deficit of over billion, as well as address uncertainty regarding continued federal funding for key New York health programs such as Child Health Insurance, the Essential plan, Community Health Centers, and Disproportionate Share (DSH) payments for hospitals.
Any physicians interesting in submitting comments and requests to add/delete pharmaceuticals to the preferred list of the prescription drug formulary must submit their comments on or before February 26, 2018. (BELMONT) Please click here to view a webinar discussing New York’s new law that gives physicians a stronger ability to override a health insurer’s step therapy protocol when seeking to assure their patients can receive coverage for necessary prescription medications.
As of January 1, the new law is applicable to all NY-regulated health insurance plans, including Medicaid Managed Care plans.
MSSNY has created a template for physicians and their support staff to use in requesting a step therapy protocol override, available here.
We received concerns from a few specialties regarding fee data published by Fair Health in the fall of 2017.
Neurosurgeons, orthopedic and hand surgeons noticed a significant and unexpected decrease in fees relating to some of their most common procedures.
After the re-publication, many of the fees have been corrected.