MSSNY Annual Physician Advocacy Day

Come on Along! Come on Along!
Legislators Need to Hear from You One-on-One! 

MSSNY’s Annual Physician Advocacy Day Coming Right Up!

Wednesday, March 7th in the Lewis Swyer Theatre in
“The Egg” at the Albany’s Empire State Plaza

 

Join your colleagues from all around New York State to speak with YOUR LEGISLATORS to ensure they’re making the right choices for you and your patients!

Join us to urge your legislators to:

  • Reduce excessive health insurer prior authorization hassles that needlessly delay patient care
  • Reduce the high cost of medical liability insurance
  • Preserve choice of physician for our patients
  • Reject burdensome mandates that interfere with patient care delivery
  • Preserve opportunities for our medical students and residents to become New York’s future health care leaders

Following a morning program, you will have a chance to hear from and— more importantly—question New York’s legislative leaders, followed by an informal luncheon where Assemblymembers and Senators are invited to join their constituents.

Please contact your county medical society to coordinate Legislative appointments for physicians to meet with your elected representatives on that day.

To register:  Call Nassau County Medical Society 516-832-2300, ext 14
Or contact Carrie Harring at charring@mssny.org.

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies: Preventing Prematurity at the Well Child Visit

We’re pleased to announce that the NYS AAP Chapters 1, 2 & 3 are hosting a CME webinar on Jan. 17th. There is no charge to attend! Please join us and spread the word!

PRESENTED BY:

The New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP)
A coalition of Chapters 1, 2 & 3

In Collaboration With:
NYS Academy of Family Physicians

 REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://register.gotowebinar.com/#register/4524866768610095618

OVERVIEW:

This live webinar will teach pediatricians and family physicians about the IMPLICIT Toolkit – a simple tool to help facilitate screening for maternal depression, tobacco use, multivitamin/folic acid intake, and family planning (interconceptional care). There is no charge for members of the NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 & 3, and members of NYS Academy of Family Physicians.

OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify the impact of maternal depression and tobacco use on the entire family and the positive impact that preventative screening has.
  • describe the IMPLICIT model of interconception care and its practical implementation in a primary care office.
  • describe how integrating the Implicit Tool into Pediatric Primary Care improves their work in Value Based/Pay for Performance Health Care Service Delivery System.
SPEAKERS:
Scott Harman, MD, FAAFP is a family physician with extensive maternity care expensive who practices for the University of Rochester Medical Center Primary Care Network and is also faculty the center’s Family Medicine Residency program. He currently serves on the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission of Health of the Public and Science and is the Chair of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians Public Health Commission. He additionally serves on the Leadership Council of the IMPLICIT Network, and he has helped administer March of Dimes grants focused on the implementation of interconception care programs in Monroe County. His work in community health and health advocacy has primarily focused on health equity and health disparities in maternal-child health.
Jack Levine, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician with subspecialty certification in developmental behavioral pediatrics. He has been a general pediatrician for over 25 years in Queens, New York. He is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center and the Director of the Center for Autism. Dr. Levine is the chair of NYS AAP – Chapter 2 Committee on Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, a member of the State Early Childhood Development Committee and a member of the executive committee of the National AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Levine is a member of the advisory board for the Postpartum Resource Center of New York and a member of the Nassau County Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Task Force.
Elie Ward, MSW is the Director of Policy, Advocacy & External Relations for Chapters 1, 2 & 3 of the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP). She is responsible for all legislative and policy work on behalf of more than 5,000 pediatricians across the state. She is the NYS AAP’s primary legislative liaison and also plays a key role in nurturing relationships with state and city agencies and the Mayors’ and Governor’s office in the areas of children’s health and well-being. Ms. Ward has participated in NYS’s Medicaid Reform Work Group, the State’s VBP Roadmap, the Children’s VBP Work Group, the Maternity Clinical Advisory Group (CAG), the Children’s Behavioral Health MRT Work Group and many other task forces and work groups focusing on children and family issues. Ms. Ward is also responsible for developing and maintaining external relationships for the NYS AAP with city, county, state and national public and private organizations working with and for children and families.

SUPPORTED BY:

This program is being supported by a generous grant from the March of Dimes New York State.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter 3. WAM is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Districts II and IX Meeting

Annual Leadership Forum

Annual Leadership Forum

Districts II & VI Meeting

Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2017: The Impact of Social and Cultural Values on Breastfeeding Practice and Strategies to Address Disparities

Breastfeeding Grand Rounds (BFGR) is a free, annual webcast sponsored by the University at Albany School of Public Health in partnership with the New York State Department of Health that is available to an international audience.  The program draws upon the expertise and experiences of health professionals working in the breastfeeding field, to increase the viewer’s knowledge and enhance breastfeeding practices.  The 2017 BFGR will focus on specific strategies health care providers can use to help change cultural norms to encourage breastfeeding in the United States (U.S.).

The social context in which a mother gives birth and cares for her child affects whether she initiates and continues breastfeeding.  Scholarly and popular literature describes breastfeeding as both a biological and social practice.  Health professionals have critically examined the ways biosocial factors shape breastfeeding practices among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups in the U.S.  This BFGR will demonstrate how U.S. social values influence breastfeeding practices among mothers from different racial-ethnic and socioeconomic groups.  Presenters will describe strategies that have worked to change cultural norms and societal values in ways that positively affect breastfeeding rates among different U.S. groups.

“Breastfeeding Grand Rounds: The Impact of Social and Cultural Values on Breastfeeding Practices and Strategies to Address Disparities” will air on August 3rd, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.  This webcast is intended for healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals, and will offer CME, CNE, CHES, LCERP or general continuing education credits.  For more information, and to register, please visit http://www.albany.edu/sph/cphce/bfgr.shtml.

Deadline: NY Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program

Reminder: Attestation Deadlines

Your 2016 MU attestation Deadline is on : 9/15/17

*Note: Your 2015 MU attestation must be paid before your 2016 MU attestation can be submitted.

Visit MEIPASS to begin your attestation.

Do you need assistance with your MU attestation?  Contact Program Support via phone at 877-646-5410 Option 2 or via email at hit@health.ny.gov.

Resources

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Website

Webinar Calendar

Support Services

CMS EHR Incentive Program Information

MEIPASS

NY Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program Deadlines

Reminder: Attestation Deadlines

Your 2015 MU attestation Deadline is on : 6/30/17

Your 2016 MU attestation Deadline is on : 9/15/17

*Note: Your 2015 MU attestation must be paid before your 2016 MU attestation can be submitted.

Visit MEIPASS to begin your attestation.

Do you need assistance with your MU attestation?  Contact Program Support via phone at 877-646-5410 Option 2 or via email at hit@health.ny.gov.

Resources

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Website

Webinar Calendar

Support Services

CMS EHR Incentive Program Information

MEIPASS

NY Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program Deadlines

Reminder: Attestation Deadlines

2016 AIU attestation Deadline: 5/31/17

Your 2015 MU attestation Deadline is on : 6/30/17

Your 2016 MU attestation Deadline is on : 9/15/17

*Note: Your 2015 MU attestation must be paid before your 2016 MU attestation can be submitted.

Visit MEIPASS to begin your attestation.

Do you need assistance with your MU attestation?  Contact Program Support via phone at 877-646-5410 Option 2 or via email at hit@health.ny.gov.

Resources

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Website

Webinar Calendar

Support Services

CMS EHR Incentive Program Information

MEIPASS