Practice Management

New Letter from the NYS Department of Health Regarding Detox and Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Legislation Enacted Regarding Drugs Used for Detoxification or Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Addiction in Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS) & Medicaid Managed Care

Per changes to Social Services Law section 364j, and Public Health Law section 273, prior authorization is not allowable for initial or renewal prescriptions for preferred or formulary buprenorphine or injectable naltrexone when used for detoxification or maintenance treatment of opioid addiction. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Compendia supported frequency, quantity and/or duration limits may continue to be applied.

To obtain preferred/formulary drug listings and plan limitations please see the following websites:

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Final Call for Input on Physician Perspective On Physician-Assisted Suicide and the 2016 Fall Board of Governors Resolutions

Perspective on Physician-Assisted Suicide Survey

There are three (3) legislative bills that were introduced in the NYS legislative session, with various definitions on "death with dignity" and the means for patients to request assistance. Click here to read the most recent bill.  ACP has been opposed to PAS since 2000, with reaffirmations in 2004 and 2011. With discussion heightening around this topic at a national and state level, NYACP is seeking input from members on PAS.

We hope you will help us by taking the short 9-question survey here.

Last Chance for Input for 2016 Fall Board of Governors Resolutions

Members interested in submitting comments on any or all of the resolutions must do so using our online comments page no later than Friday, August 19, 2016Please review this copy of the ACP BOG Fall 2016 Resolutions first.  Then, to submit a comment please visit our easy-to-use response form at:

You may select:  Support; Do Not Support; or Support with AmendmentIf you select support with an amendment, you will be asked to enter specific language to be added or deleted.

Please note that the New York Chapter Resolutions have been extracted since they have previously been acted upon by NY Chapter members.

NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum

Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY  10029

Program to Include:

  • Resident Poster Competition
  • Medical Student Poster Competition
  • Dr's Dilemma Competition
  • Breakout Sessions on:
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Top Ten Things to Look for in a Contract
  • Networking with peers and colleagues

The Dr's Dilemma Competition is now full. To see the list of teams competing , please go Here.

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NYACP Legal Counsel:

Laurie Cohen, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody, LLP and the Chapter's Attorney provides members with support and direction through articles and answering questions relevant to general practice. Now named “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law by U.S. News and World Report!

NYACP 2016 John Tooker Evergreen Recipient!


Congratulations to New York Chapter ACP for winning an Evergreen award for their Target Resource Webpages Initiative!

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