Practice Management

Attention NYC-based Primary Care Practices:
Receive a Full-Time Behavioral Health Clinician from the NYC
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at No Cost

NYC-based primary care practices can improve their quality performance and patient engagement measures by participating in the ThriveNYC Mental Health Service Corps (MHSC), sponsored by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

If you qualify, your practice will receive a full-time, early-career social worker or mental health counselor to help you manage depression, anxiety, substance use, and other common chronic conditions seen in primary care. MHSC currently serves a mix of primary care practices that include small independent private practices, community health centers, and hospital-affiliated ambulatory practices.

Listed below are potential benefits that the practices will receive for participating in MHSC:

  • No direct cost for the behavioral health clinician’s salary, benefits, or training
  • Alignment with various incentive programs (i.e. HEDIS, PCMH, MIPS, DSRIP 3ai)
  • Improve medication adherence and patient engagement for a range of chronic conditions
  • Technical assistance for workflow support
  • Consulting psychiatrist available to support providers on pharmacotherapy
  • Trainings for sites on successful strategies to integrate behavioral health in your setting

To be eligible for this no cost practice support, complete this application.


Upcoming Events:

Webinar: The Legalities of an Employment Contact
Friday, September 14, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Laurie Cohen, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP
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Offering 10 Hours of AMA PRA Category I Credits!
Date: September 21-23, 2018

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New York Chapter Comments on ACP Social Determinants of Health Policy Paper

On June 1, 2018, NYACP’s Board reviewed ACP’s Policy Paper on Social Determinants of Health that was published on April 17, 2018 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  In addition to the nine policy recommendations aimed at improving patient care and health outcomes and overcoming the special challenges associated with adverse conditions in which people are born, grow, work and live, Chapter leaders discussed and provided additional thoughts for ACP to further consider on this important issue.

The New York Chapter concurs with ACP’s belief that understanding and addressing social factors that affect health outcomes is a pressing issue for physicians in the communities they serve.  We applaud this ACP paper and suggest the following for additional consideration:

  • ACP should explore through the Performance Measurement Committee possible methods of applicable measurement
  • Assess current measures against what matters to physicians
  • Develop a social vulnerability index
  • Consider how to measure shared decision making
  • Include a section on social determinants in the next MKSAP edition or offer to members as some other ACP member resource
  • Develop a small set of educational modules that can be shared through ACP and Chapter websites
  • Conduct or add survey results as resources
  • Consider offering a new annual “award” to a clinical program that has established some type of successful educational initiative for the purpose of addressing the issue of social determinants of health within their community

If you have any comments or suggestions to help implement this important policy paper, please feel free to share them by emailing Linda Lambert, NYACP Executive Director at

Additional News:




MLMIC's July 2018 Albany Report

MLMIC's Summer 2018 Case Review

MLMIC Distributes Policyholder Information Statement on Berkshire Hathaway Transaction

Notice of Public Hearing on MLMIC's Plan of Conversion and Acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway


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. Now named “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law by U.S. News and World Report!

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