NYACP Holds Quarterly Council/Board and Health and Public Policy Committee Meetings

On March 1st, the Chapter convened for two meetings: the Council/Board Meeting and the Health and Public Policy (HPP) Committee meeting. These meetings were conducted via video conference across five sites including Long Island, Manhattan, Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester. 

A large focus of discussion was a recent study from the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies showing that the gender pay gap in medicine is increasing in New York State. The full report can be read here. The Council/Board took a strong position opposing gender bias in the healthcare workplace and will advocate for equal pay and more awareness among members, leaders, academia, administration and teaching faculty. 

A paper created through the Chapter’s Ethics Committee covering Life-Sustaining Therapies for patients who lack capacity was approved.  The paper highlights components of the Family Healthcare Decisions Act and how it impacts providers.

During the Health and Public Policy meeting, current New York State budget issues were discussed in detail including the Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) proposal, Community Para-medicine proposal (CPP) and authorization for corporate owned Retail Clinics, all of which are opposed by the Chapter in their current form. 

CMM aims to build upon the success of the existing Collaborative Drug Therapy Management demonstrations by giving pharmacists the ability to manage patients’ medications after establishing a collaborative agreement with a physician or nurse practitioner.  This proposal does not define the specific disease limitations, what this collaborative plan would look like, or mandatory requirements such as connected EMRS and adequate timelines for communication.

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Practice Management

Billing Medicaid for Unenrolled Providers
Article courtesy of Nixon-Peabody

Congress recently passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which nearly doubled potential fines for fraud and abuse, including, potentially, billing for unenrolled providers. In light of the recent increased risk with severe fines, we remind you to ensure that you and your colleagues in practice are properly enrolled in federal health programs before providing services to beneficiaries. This is especially important for newly employed providers, who may not yet be enrolled but who wish to begin seeing federal program beneficiaries.

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NYACP Scientific Meeting
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Rye Brook, New York

4 Breakout Sessions
3 MOC Sessions
2 Plenary Sessions
1 Poster Competition


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