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.


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.                                                                                     

End of Session Update from Albany

The NYS Legislature did not adjourn last week as scheduled, and they were back in Albany this week to address unfinished business including New York City rent control, education reform, a tax rebate program, funding support for non-public schools, and new support to address sexual assault on campuses.  As we prepare YCIA today, the final legislative bills were passed late last evening.

Today we highlight a sample of some important legislative items that have passed both houses within the last two weeks, all of which are important to healthcare and for which the Chapter was extremely active. These bills await signature by the governor.

  1. A bill requiring school-based immunizations against meningococcal disease for every person entering 7th and 12th grade. 
  2. A bill to extend and expand the authorization of pharmacists to perform collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) with physicians, nurse practitioners and PA's in certain settings. 
  3. Legislation extending authority of pharmacists to administer additional immunizations to adults including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DPT).

Note: Bills are sent to the Governor in stages over the next several months for his signature, so not all are signed into law within ten days of the session end!


Residents &
Medical Students

NYACP Abstract Competition

Deadline is Friday,
July 31, 2015

If you have worked on a research project or have an interesting clinical case, don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity to submit your abstract for a chance to present it at the NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum Poster Competition on Sat.,  November 14, 2015 at:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Institute for Human Performance (IHP)
505 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY  13202

Separate competitions will be held for abstracts submitted in:

  • Research
  • Clinical Vignette
  • Public Policy/Advocacy
  • Patient Safety/Quality

You can easily submit your abstract online by going to the:Abstract Submission Form


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

July-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.

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. Questions related to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM are handled by the American Hospital Association's Coding Clinic. Details about this resource are available at

Webinar Dates

Additional Events...                           


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 and alert members to healthcare quality trends and initiatives.

Traits to Look for in a Medical Liability Claims Department

No physician wants to be named in a legal action. But if and when it happens, you’re going to have to rely heavily on the knowledge and expertise of claims staff to handle and obtain favorable outcomes. A short list of insurer attributes that can make a difference to your claims can be found Here.

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Additional News:

Implementing CDC's STEADI Toolkit in a NYS County Health System - Webinar

New PQRS Video Available!

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

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.

Special Edition of MLMIC's Dateline Publication
Spring 2015 Volume 14 Number 2

Featured articles: (1) Medical Identify Theft and (2) Risks Related to EHR
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Risk Management "Tip of the Month"

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