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.

 

 

NYACP Members Contribute toward ACP E-Cigarette Policy Paper


With control over e-cigarettes being hotly debated over recent months at both our State and National level, the American College of Physicians has just released a policy paper, "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Executive Summary of a Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians."

The ACP last issued a position on electronic nicotine delivery systems in 2010. With more products on the market and more research data, the College was encouraged to update their existing position statement. The ACP believes flavored e-cigarettes should be banned and governments at all levels should extend no-smoking rules to include all electronic nicotine delivery devices. The College also supports education efforts to explain the risks of e-cigarettes and believes the products should face the same advertising restrictions as traditional cigarettes.

Two New York Chapter leaders, Susan Stewart MD, FACP, Chair of Tobacco Prevention Task Force, and Roy Korn Jr., MD, FACP, were instrumental in creating a Chapter resolution that led to this policy paper update.

E-cigarettes have become more popular than ever, especially among young people, according to a report issued on April 16 by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of middle- and high-school students using the products tripled from 2013 to 2014, the CDC reported -- from about 4 percent to more than 13 percent of high school students and from 1 percent to nearly 4 percent of middle school students. Sales have been estimated to be nearly $2 billion in 2014.

To read the American College of Physicians full policy paper, please click here

New York Chapter Receives Three 2015 Evergreen Awards!
 


The NY Chapter was honored with a John Tooker Evergreen Award and two Evergreen Special Recognition Awards on April 29 at the Board of Governor's Awards Luncheon. The Evergreen was presented in the category of Quality and Patient Safety and special recognition was given for Advocacy and Education.

Congratulations to our members and our staff for their hard work that made these awards possible!

John Tooker MD, MACP, Linda Lambert, CAE, Loratta Ponesse, CAE

Pictured: John Tooker, MD, MACP, Linda Lambert, CAE and Loretta Ponesse, CAE

Education

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

June 2015

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Thursday, June 25, 2015 (9am-1pm)
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY  10460
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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.

Five More Facts About ICD-10


Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared five facts common misperceptions about transitioning to ICD-10. Here are five more facts addressing common questions and concerns we have heard about ICD-10:<<Read More



Additional News:


Seeking Nominees for 2015 PATH Awards

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

NYACP Recorded Webinars


ICD-10 Webinars Available for Part B Providers through NGS!

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Residents & Medical Students
NYACP Annual Medical Student Event
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015  (6-8pm)

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


NYACP Resident and Med.Student Forum

Sat., Nov. 14, 2015 (8:30 -1:30 pm)
SUNY Upstate Medical University
505 Irving Avenue. Syracuse, NY
Abstract Submission Form Now Available



MLMIC's 5% Dividend for NYACP Members!

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), the Chapter’s endorsed medical liability insurance provider, has
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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
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Tel: 518-427-0366
Fax: 518-427-1991
Email: info@nyacp.org