The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the specialty of Internal Medicine in New York State through education, advocacy and quality improvement. With offices in Albany, volunteer physician leaders across the State, a dedicated full-time staff, effective communications and local, regional and state-wide meetings, the New York Chapter is structured to respond to members as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Advocacy                                                                                       

We advocate responsible public policy positions relating to health care for the benefit of the public, patients, our members and the medical profession. Our Advocacy focus includes regulatory agencies, the NYS Legislature, the Executive Office, insurance companies and other healthcare stakeholders.

SGR Repeal Passes U.S. Senate, Now on President’s Desk
 

The Senate followed the House of Representatives in passing comprehensive legislation to repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and transition physicians to a new value-based payment system. This action comes on the heels of an overwhelming show of support in the House, where both Republicans and Democrats voted in favor of H.R. 2 on March 26. President Obama is expected to sign the bill immediately, which will avert a 21 percent Medicare payment cut from taking effect.

Highlights of the H.R. 2 legislation include:

  • The SGR is permanently repealed, effective immediately; reversing the 21 percent SGR cut that went into effect on April 1.
  • Positive payment updates of 0.5 percent are provided for four-and-a-half years, through 2019.
  • Current quality incentive and payment programs are consolidated and streamlined into a new Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), and the aggregate level of financial risk to practices from penalties has been mitigated in comparison to current law.

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Education
We conduct local, regional and statewide educational programs that foster excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine

May 2015

NYACP Buffalo District Meeting
A Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Protocol Restaurant
6766 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY  14221
Event Flyer
Online Registration

NYACP Nassau District Meeting
A Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
K Pacho Restaurant
1270 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY  11040
Event Flyer
Online Registration

                                                                   
Additional Events... 

Quality/Practice Management

The Chapter's quality priorities focus on providing members with tools, resources and education to help guide them on delivering the best possible care to their patients.

Please participate in a Chapter supported survey on Physician Burnout and Coping


The NYACP and our local Capital District leaders invite you to complete a brief survey on physician burnout and coping.  As we face many changes to the practice of medicine in New York, we know that many of our members are frustrated by requirements to improve outcomes, transform practice without interoperable information technology, new regulatory rules and endless legislative mandates.We would like to assess the extent of physician burnout and consider attitudes and practices that may be helpful to minimize the stresses leading to burnout.  The survey should take less then 10 minutes to complete.  <<Read More



Residents & Medical Students
Access career counseling, networking, education, advocacy and communication resources to assist you on your path to Internal Medicine practice.

Mark Your Calendar!

NYACP Annual Medical Student Event
Wednesday, September 16, 2015  (6-8pm)

New York University Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue,  New York, NY


NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum
Saturday, November 14, 2015 (8:30 -1:30 pm)

SUNY Upstate Medical University: IHA Building
505 Irving Avenue. Syracuse, NY
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Additional News:


Be Ready for ICD-10 with End-to-End Testing

E-Prescribing Implementation Has Been Delayed A Year, So Be Prepared TODAY


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MLMIC's 5% Dividend for NYACP Members!

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), the Chapter’s endorsed medical liability insurance provider, has announced that their Board of Directors recently approved a 5 percent dividend for all MLMIC policyholders insured as of May 1, 2015. >> Read More
Risk Management "Tip of the Month"


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.

 

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