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


Save The Dates!

2015 NYACP Annual Meeting

Friday, February 6, 2015

NYACP Weekend Board Review
Saturday, February 7-
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Renaissance Westchester Hotel
80 West Red Oak Lane
West Harrison, NY   10604

Watch your email for program agenda, CME information and the new ABIM  MOC Sessions be offered!

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.
Check out the latest articles from Nixon Peabody!

NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Regina M. McGinn Medical Education Center
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY  10305
Register Here!

Chapter Webinar - Don't Miss It!
In Search of Joy in Practice:  Innovations in Ambulatory Care

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
7:00 PM (ET)
Guest Faculty:  Christine A. Sinsky, MD, FACP
 Board Certified Internist - Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans, Dubuque IA
 AMA Advisory Council for Physician Career Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability
 Online Webinar Registration

NYACP Webinar:
Understanding the Changes to ABIM's MOC Program

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

In an effort to help NYACP members understand the recent changes to the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program impact them, ABIM staff member Kevin Caviston will give a presentation focused on the MOC program and will discuss the reasons behind the changes to the program, how the changes impact board-certified physicians and identify ways in which physicians can meet the MOC requirements.
Online Webinar Registration

Additional Events..


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.

More Information on Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective March 27, 2015

By March 27, 2015, all prescriptions (including prescriptions for non-controlled substances) issued in New York State must be electronically transmitted, with certain limited exceptions. 

For electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), the regulations require a practitioner to register their certified electronic prescribing computer application with the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE). To register your computer application with BNE, please complete the enclosed EPCS Registration form and email it to with "Practitioner EPCS Registration" in the subject line.

For physician practices who don’t already have an electronic medical records system that can provide electronic prescriptions,
see a list of “stand alone” e-prescribing software (HERE)   (You will still need to complete the NYS EPCS registration as above) available here:

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Quality/Practice Management

We serve members by providing education and resources to promote quality improvement activities that will enhance the delivery of patient care and the effectiveness and efficiency of physician practice.

Infection Control - Hand Hygiene Recommendations Released

Several professional societies, including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, recently released recommendations on preventing health care-associated infections through hand hygiene.

The recommendations were sponsored by SHEA and aimed to provide practical advice based on updated scientific evidence and to help health care facilities implement programs to improve hand hygiene adherence. Recommendations on basic practices for hand hygiene at all acute care hospitals included the following:<

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

Resident and Medical Student Poster competition: All results were sent out last week for the Chapter's Abstract competition, please check with your Program or Clerkship Director for the results.

Dr's Dilemma Competition - Staten Island University Hospital - all spots are full. To find out if your team is competiting - go to the Chapter Residents page!

News and Resources

NYSDOH Conference Call on Ebola Virus Disease

New Webinar!
NYACP Webinar: Understanding the Changes to ABIM's MOC Program

Open Payments Sunshine Program Increases Transparency in Health Care

Risk Management "Tip of the Month"

SMART MEDICINE - Free Clinical Decision Support for ACP Members!

ACP Website


Featured Membership Benefits

NYACP endorses and works with Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC)
A mutual professional liability insurance company owned by the healthcare providers it insures.

Latest Practice Management Advice!


New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians
744 Broadway, Albany NY 12207
Tel: 518-427-0366
Fax: 518-427-1991