Practice Management

New York State E-Prescribing Reminder

More than a month has passed since the mandate to issue all prescriptions electronically. NYACP has received numerous questions regarding what physicians who have not been issued a waiver need to do if their electronic prescribing system is unavailable.

There are a few exceptions upon which a practitioner may rely if they are unable to issue a prescription electronically. These are:

  • Temporary technological or electrical failure - PHL 281(3)(b).
  • Issued by a practitioner under circumstances where, notwithstanding the practitioner’s present ability to make an electronic prescription, a practitioner reasonably determines that it would be impractical for the patient to obtain substances prescribed by electronic prescription in a timely manner and such delay would adversely impact the patient’s medical condition, provided that if such prescription is for a controlled substance, the quantity of controlled substances does not exceed a five day supply if the controlled substance were used in accordance with the directions for use - PHL 281(3)(d).
  • A prescription issued by a prescriber is to be dispensed outside of New York State – PHL 281(3)(e).

In such cases, a physician may issue an Official New York State prescription form, oral prescription or a fax of an Official New York State prescription.

However, if a physician relies upon one of these exceptions, a note of such fact must be included in the patient’s record and notice must be sent to the NYS Department of Health (DOH) by email.


<< Read More on our E-Prescribing Page

NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting

June 4, 2016 

8:00 am-5:00 pm
Westchester Hilton Hotel
699 Westchester Avenue
Rye Brook, NY  10573

Earn up to a maximum of  7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and 30 ABIM MOC Points!

Program to Include:

  • Exciting and Timely Plenary Topics
  • Multiple Breakout Sessions
  • 3 ABIM MOC Sessions
  • Resident & Medical Student Poster Competition

Details & Agenda
Register Online

Practice Management

Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI): Innovation Day is May 24!

The CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) is designed to support clinician practices through nationwide, collaborative, and peer-based learning networks that facilitate large-scale practice transformation. The initiative is designed to support clinician practices over the next four years with support from Practice Transformation Networks (PTNS) and Support and Alignment Networks (SANS).

The Practice Transformation Networks are peer-based learning networks designed to coach, mentor and assist clinicians in developing core competencies specific to practice transformation in their own practice. PTNS will provide technical assistance and peer-level support to assist clinicians in delivering care in a patient-centric and efficient manner making them eligible for higher reimbursement in the growing alternative payment model market.

The Support and Alignment Networks, comprised of national and regional professional associations, including ACP, will utilize existing and emerging tools (e.g., continuing medical education, maintenance of certification, core competency development). These will especially support the recruitment of clinician practices serving small, rural and medically underserved. Watch for more information from our Chapter as all of the new alternative payment models develop across New York State.

To help navigate the TCPI and PTNs, CMS is holding Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Innovation Day on Tuesday, May 24.

To register and listen to the live proceedings on YouTube please click below (which will be held in Baltimore, MD)

<< Read more on our Practice Management Page


Rochester Meeting: Hands On Experience With Joint Injections

On April 27, 2016, the NYACP Rochester District held an interactive district meeting at Pomodoro Grill in Rochester. In addition to an informative lecture, this meeting entitled "A Rheumatologist's Approach to Common Joint Complaints Seen in Primary Care," employed a hands-on approach, with attendees using mannequins and medical equipment to practice injection techniques.

Nearly two dozen physicians and residents attended this hands-on meeting proctored by Bethany Marston, MD from University of Rochester Medical Center. All attendees were involved, as the format allowed for them to review the techniques and indications for common sites for steroid injections as well as review the basics of common joint complaints and understand important exam findings specific to these complaints.

<< See Upcoming Events on our Education Page

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