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                                                                                      

Medicare Eligible Professionals: Take Action by July 1 to Avoid 2016 Medicare Payment Adjustment

Payment adjustments for eligible professionals that did not successfully participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014 will begin on January 1, 2016. Medicare eligible professionals can avoid the 2016 payment adjustment by taking action by July 1 and applying for a 2016 hardship exception.

The hardship exception applications and instructions for an individual and for multiple Medicare eligible professionals are available on the EHR Incentive Programs website and outline the specific types of circumstances that CMS considers to be barriers to achieving meaningful use.

To file a hardship exception, you must:

  • Show proof of a circumstance beyond your control.
  • Explicitly outline how the circumstance significantly impaired your ability to meet meaningful use.
  • Provide supporting documentation for certain hardship exception categories.

CMS will review applications to determine whether or not a hardship exception should be granted.

You do not need to submit a hardship application if you:

  • are a newly practicing eligible professional
  • are hospital-based: a provider is considered hospital-based if he or she provides more than 90% of their covered professional services in either an inpatient (Place of Service 21) or emergency department (Place of Service 23), and certain observation services using Place of Service 22; or <<Read More

Residents &
Medical Students

NYACP Abstract Competition

Deadline is Friday,
July 31, 2015


If you have worked on a research project or have an interesting clinical case, don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity to submit your abstract for a chance to present it at the NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum Poster Competition on Sat.,  November 14, 2015 at:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY  13202

Separate competitions will be held for abstracts submitted in:

  • Research
  • Clinical Vignette
  • Public Policy/Advocacy
  • Patient Safety/Quality

You can easily submit your abstract online by going to the:

Abstract Submission Form


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
Conference Brochure
Register Here                

New Webinar Scheduled:      

The Status of the State Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) and its Patient Record Lookup Functionality; When Physicians will have access to Patient Records

(Various Dates/Times)                                               
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..

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." Read More

Additional News:

New PQRS Video Available!

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

Implementing CDC's STEADI Toolkit in a NYS County Health System - Webinar

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

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Residents & Medical Students

NYACP  Medical Student Event- Residency Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015  (6-8pm)

NYU  Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue
New York, NY

Please go to the NYACP Medical Student page for addition information and to sign your program up to participate!

MLMIC's 5% Dividend for NYACP Members!

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), the Chapter’s endorsed medical liability insurance provider, has
>> Read More    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.


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