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.

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

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.

Update on E-Prescribing

As the March 27th effective date for New York’s mandate on physicians to electronically prescribe medications approaches, there are extensive activities underway to urge the Legislature to enact a one year extension of the deadline.  Significant challenges  with EMR readiness, nursing home, long term care and home care readiness, and residency training program procedures have been identified that will impact care delivery if the deadline remains in effect.

All of these issues, in addition to the challenges private practices face with the transformation to e-prescribing from paper based systems or from EMR systems that are not compatible with the new rules, have been the focus of much public discussion during the Legislature’s budget hearings and in one on one meetings with legislative leaders<<Read More


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.

NYS Health Commissioner Releases Advisory on Measles, Influenza in New York

Early February, New York State (NYS), outside of New York City (NYC), reported five confirmed measles cases in 2014 and one in January of 2015. In 2014, NYC reported 27 confirmed measles cases; two have been reported in 2015. You can read the measles advisory here.
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Don't Miss out on this once in a lifetime
NY Chapter ACP Premier Event!



Gala Celebrating ACP's Centennial


Saturday, May 16, 2015
Hotel Thayer
674 Thayer Road
                                            West Point, NY  10996


We hope you will join your Colleagues, Chapter Members and Leaders to celebrate ACP's 100 Years of Service.

Please go to Gala Page for program and reservation details.


NYACP Events

March 2015

OUTPATIENT MANAGEMENT OF THE BIG -7
(DM, HTN, CKD, CAD, CHF, COPD, Obesity)


In Our Changing Healthcare Environment: Optimizing Care using
ACO's/Medical Homes and Minimizing Readmissions


Saturday, March 28 (7:30am-5:10pm) -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 (8:30am-12:05pm)

Location:                      
Hilton Garden Inn 
235 Hoosick Street
Troy NY  12180

Sponsored by:              
Albany Medical College's Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and the Office of Continuing Medical Education
In Collaboration with:   NYACP's Hudson Valley Capital District
 

Additional Events...               

NYACP Announces New Member Benefit:

The New York Chapter American College of Physicians is pleased to announced a new member benefit to help physicians comply with the I-STOP E-Prescribing Mandate effective March 27, 2015.                    

NYACP and DrFirst are working together to offer members a discount on a standalone e-prescribing solution.                                                                                                        

For more  information about the I-STOP e-prescribing mandate, DrFirst's standalone e-prescribing products and discount pricing for NYACP members only, please
<CLICK HERE>

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Residents & Medical Students

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

NYACP Scientific Meeting Poster Competition:
Check out the winners for the  NYACP Scientific Meeting Poster Competition held on Feb. 6th in West Harrison, NY:
Resident/Fellow Winners
Medical Student Winners

NYACP's Dr's Dilemma Competition Winner
Congratulations to Stony Brook University School of Medicine for winning first place in the NYACP Dr's Dilemma Competition! Stony Brook University will represent New York at ACP's IM15 meeting in Boston, MA!

NYACP Gala:  Essay Competition -  Enter an essay in  "The Future of Medicine" category - for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Gala!



News Update

Medicare EHR Incentive Program Attestation Deadline is February 28

NYACP Meets With DOH Patient Safety Center

NYS Meningococcal Vaccine Bill

NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting Roundup

NYSDOH: Health Advisory: Update on Influenza Prevention, Surveillance and Control

E-Prescribing Deadline- March 27, 2015

Nurse Practitioner(NP) Attestation Form


NYACP Recorded Webinars

E-Prescribing for Controlled Substance In New  York State

New York's Out-of-Network Coverage Law



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. 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.


ACP Clinical Shorts

Need a quick dose of clinical education? ACP's Clinical shorts are quick, high quality and convenient online video's.  You can earn CME and MOC points. To access, go to: http://clinical.playbackacp.com/

 

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