Govenor Cuomo Signs Prior Authorization Bill

On November 14, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law S.4721A/A.6983A , which directs the Commissioner of Health and Superintendent of Financial Services to establish a standard prior authorization request for utilization review of prescription drug coverage. The law does not impose additional burdens on the Department of Health to create new standards but instead utilizes existing standards created by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). This expands the use of standardized prior authorization processes across all payers, having clear implications for improved efficiency and enhanced patient outcomes. The law takes effect immediately.

This was a legislative priority for NYACP. The Chapter, working with the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), drafted this legislation with the Senate and Assembly Legislative sponsors, and continued advocacy until it was signed into law.


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NYACP Resident and Medical Student
Forum Winners


Saturday, November 5, 2016
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Congratulations to all the poster competition participants!
The winners list can be found on:

Resident Winners: Resident/Fellow Page

Medical Student Winners: Medical Student Page

Dr's Dilemma Team Winner:
Congratulations to Rochester General Hospital!


NYACP is Hosting Eight MOC Learning Sessions in February 2017

Earn up to 20 ABIM MOC points and 20 CME Credits™ per day or
a total of 40 ABIM MOC points and 40 CME Credits™ credits during the month of February!

Long Island - February 4, 2017
2016 Update in Endocrinology (8:00am-10:00am) - The Melville Marriott
2016 Update in Nephrology (10:30am-12:30pm) - The Melville Marriott

Albany - February 4, 2017
2016 Update in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (8:00am-10:00am) - Desmond Hotel
2016 Update in Infectious Disease (10:30am-12:30pm) - Desmond Hotel

Manhattan - February 11, 2017
2016 Update in Rheumatology (8:00am-10:00am) - Weill Cornell Medical College
2016 Update in Geriatric Medicine (10:30am-12:30pm) - Weill Cornell Medical College

Syracuse - February 22, 2017
2016 Update in Geriatric Medicine (8:00am-10:00am) - The Double Tree Hotel
2016 Update in Sleep Medicine (10:30am - 12:30pm) - The Double Tree Hotel

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Webinars: Smoking Cessation and Treatment, A Three-Part Series

1. Wednesday, November 30, 2016
(7:30 am - 8:30 am)

Beyond Cigarettes: It's Not Just Tobacco Anymore

Speaker: Linda Efferen, MD, MBA,  FACP
Read More and Register Here

2. Tuesday, December 6, 2016
(12:00 pm- 1:00 pm)

Closing the Gaps: Treatment of Tobacco Dependence

Speaker: Donna Seminara, MD, FACP
Read More and Register Here

3. Thursday, January 12, 2017
(12:00 pm- 1:00 pm)

Motivational Interviewing and Brief Action Planning for Smoking Cessation in Primary Care
Speakers: Susan Lane, MD, FACP and Steven Cole, MD, FAPA

Read More and Register Here

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Additional News:


Fall 2016 Dateline is Available Online

MLMIC Announces Plans to Join Berkshire Hathaway Family of Companies

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!

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