July 23, 2015

Your Chapter in Action!

 

Dangerous Drug Sent Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers to Hospitals Between April 1 and June 30


On July 17, Governor Cuomo called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids in New York State. These dangerous, man-made compounds have resulted in a dramatic increase in hospital visits and poison control center calls. The sale and possession of dozens of synthetic cannabinoids and bath salts were banned by the Department of Health at the urging of Governor Cuomo in August, 2012. These new regulations will expand the existing list of banned substances to include new chemical compounds that drug producers have begun to make since 2012. 

“This rash of medical emergencies is proof positive that these synthetic drugs are dangerous and a threat to public health,” Governor Cuomo said. “These new, stronger regulations will allow us to crack down on these harmful products and stop those who seek to skirt the law in order to sell these drugs and the misery that comes with them.”

Resources for New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, are available at the State’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline, 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369). The HOPEline is staffed by trained clinicians who are ready to answer questions and offer treatment referrals. Additional resources are available through the NYS OASAS website here. A list of addiction treatment providers is available here.

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Practice Management


Ending the Epidemic: An HIV/AIDS Discussion Series


As part of New York State’s Ending the Epidemic initiative, a series of Statewide Regional and NYC Borough discussions are scheduled to engage community partners and gather input on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, ultimately moving the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint to action.

These discussions will give physicians an opportunity to have an open forum with other local physicians to provide input on service gaps, confer strategies to end the HIV/AIDs epidemic, identify local leadership, and provide an opportunity for participants to engage in planning discussions to identify best practices, local resources and next steps in responding to key recommendations of the Blueprint.

Please follow the links below to register:


New ICD-10 Webinars - Register Today!


The Chapter, in conjunction with National Government Services (NGS), is hosting a webinar on the upcoming implementation of ICD-10 on two different dates.

This webinar will provide physicians with an overview of ICD-10-CM and will assist you with planning for the mandated ICD-10-CM transition by October 1, 2015. The session will include testing opportunities and transition stages that will help you prepare your office for the upcoming implementation.

Note: As per the CMS IOM Publication 100-09, Chapter 6, Section 30.1.1, National Government Services cannot make determinations about the proper use of codes for the provider. Answers to questions related to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding can be found on ACP's ICD-10 Coding Page, or by clicking here.

Webinar Dates


Member Benefits


The New York Chapter ACP is excited to offer these exclusive benefits for our members!

DOT Medical Examiners Training Course


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) now requires all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers to complete a training course and pass a certification examination.  To assist physicians in completing the necessary training course, NYACP continues to collaborate with the California Academy of Family Physicians to offer a convenient online course option.  The cost is $350 for ACP members and $500 for Non-ACP Members. Additional information and registration details can be found here.

Auto Insurance Reduction Course


The NYACP continues to offer a 6-hour Insurance and Point Reduction Course that is approved by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles and available to NYACP members, their families, office staff and friends.  This convenient online member benefit allows registered "students" the ability to start and finish the course within 30 days for only $42.00.  The benefit includes a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance (liability, no-fault and collision) and up to 4 points off of your driving record (if applicable).  More information can be found by clicking here.

Infection Control Course


This NYS Health Department approved training course is easy to use and offers a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™.  For only $50, physicians and all licensed health care professionals can successfully complete an approved infection control course that is required every four years as part of their license renewal mandate.  This convenient online course offering is provided by NYACP in collaboration with MSSNY. More information can be found here.


Education


August 2015

Transitioning to ICD-10 Webinars

This webinar, presented by National Government Services, will provide Part B providers with an overview of ICD-10-CM and will assist you with planning for the mandated ICD-10-CM transition. This session will include testing opportunities and transition stages that will help you prepare your office for the upcoming implementation. This is NOT a coding webinar.

Webinar Dates


September 2015 - Save the Dates!


NYACP Nassau District Meeting
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:00pm Registration / 6:30pm Dinner and Educational Program  >>Additional details forthcoming

NYACP Hudson Valley South District Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00pm Registration / 6:30pm Dinner and Educational Program  >>Additional details forthcoming


NYACP Weekend Board Review

Friday, September 18- Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY   10065

This 3-day comprehensive program will cover the following topics: General Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary, Endocrinology,Rheumatology and Neurology.

Course Content:

This three-day program will cover all the pertinent topics you need to review for the upcoming Internal Medicine Exam or to begin your recertification process. The topics will include:

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
4:00 - 10:00 pm

  • Welcome & Registration
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
8:00 am  -7:15 pm

  • Rheumatology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Neurology

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

  • Endocrinology
  • Pulmonary
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease


Faculty:
Conrad Fischer, MD, FACP
Chris Paras, DO
Niket Sonpal, MD

Brochure
Register Here


Current Topics in Primary Care and Neurology - Update for the Primary Care Practitioner

Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20, 2015
The Conference Center at Lake Placid - 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid NY  12946  -
11.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™
Sponsored by Albany Medical College's Dept. of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology and the Office of CME
In collaboration with the New York Chapter American College of Physicians - Hudson Valley Capital District

Brochure and Registration

NYACP Bronx District Meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:00pm Registration / 6:30pm Dinner and Educational Program >>Additional details forthcoming

NYACP Brooklyn District Meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:00pm Registration / 6:30pm Dinner and Educational Program  >>Additional details forthcoming

New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians
744 Broadway, Albany NY 12207
Tel: 518-427-0366
Fax: 518-427-1991
Email: info@nyacp.org