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.

Practice Management

NYS Department of Health Marijuana Program Information

The Compassionate Care Act that was signed into law on July 5, 2014 authorizes the Department of Health to implement a Medical Marijuana Program in New York State.  Practitioners who wish to register with the Department and certify their patients for the Medical Marijuana Program must:

  • Be qualified, by training or experience, to treat patients with one or more of the serious conditions eligible for medical marijuana;                                                                                                                          

  • Be licensed, in good standing as a physician and practicing medicine, as defined in article one hundred thirty one of the Education Law, in New York State;

  • Possess a Health Commerce System (HCS) Medical Professions Account user ID and password;

  • Possess an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number; and

  • Complete the four hour Department-approved  medical use of marijuana course.

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Physician Quality Reporting System: 2016 Informal Review Process

In 2016, CMS will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, and group practices participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practice reporting option (GPRO) (including Accountable Care Organizations [ACOs]) that did not satisfactorily report PQRS in 2014. Individuals and groups that receive the 2016 negative payment adjustment will not receive a 2014 PQRS incentive payment. 

If practice sites believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment, they may submit an informal review between September 9, 2015 and November 9, 2015 requesting CMS investigate incentive eligibility and/or payment adjustment determination. All informal review requestors will be contacted via email of a final decision by CMS within 90 days of the original request for an informal review. All decisions will be final and there will be no further review or appeal
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October Meetings

NYACP Suffolk District Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


(1) HCV Can Be Cured and (2) How to Address Advance Directives in the Office Setting
      6:00pm Registration
      6:30pm Dinner/Educational Program
Insignia Restaurant - 610 Nesconset Highway, Smithtown,  NY  11787
Event Flyer and Online Registration

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Additional News:

Health Advisory: Influenza Surveillance and Reporting Requirements 2015-2016

New Webinars posted on Education Page

Highlight on Member Benefits




Risk Management
"Tip of the Month"

Managing Chronic Care Patients

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