October 5, 2018

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Practice Management

Physician's Foundation Survey: The State of America's Physicians

This year, nearly 9,000 physicians across the country shared their perspectives on important issues such as burnout, social determinants of health and EHRs in a survey conducted by the Physician's Foundation. The result is a comprehensive look at the state of America's physicians.

Key Takeaways:

Physician burnout - 78% of physicians say they have experienced feelings of burnout. This staggering statistic underscores the overall impact of mounting regulatory and insurer requirements, loss of clinical autonomy and challenges with electronic health record (EHR) design on physician attitudes toward their medical practice environment.

Social determinants Social determinants of health such as poverty, unemployment, lack of education and addiction continue to greatly affect well-being and eventual health outcomes. Only 1% of physicians reported that none of their patients were affected by such conditions.

Professional satisfaction - 79% of physicians report that patient relationships continue to be their greatest source of professional satisfaction.

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Annals of Internal Medicine Establishes Opioid Misuse Collection

Opioid misuse and related morbidity and mortality has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Well-informed physicians and other clinicians are a critical component in the battle against this epidemic that is taking the lives of many Americans and ruining the lives of many more.

This collection covers topics that include the patterns of opioid use in the United States, the health consequences of opioid misuse, and the treatment of opioid use disorders. It will be freely available through November 11, 2018, and then for Members Only after that. 

NYACP continues to work with New York State DOH in implementing the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) mandate, and offers resources on e-prescribing here. The Chapter also offers a 3-hour pain management course to fulfill the NY educational mandate in conjunction with Boston University School of Medicine – find out more.

Click here to view the Annals of Internal Medicine collection.

New Medicare Cards Have Been Mailed to New York Recipients

CMS has finished mailing cards to Medicare recipients who live in Wave 4 States, which includes New York. If Medicare patients claim they did not get a card, ask them to:

  • Sign into to see if CMS mailed the patient’s card. If so, they can print an official card. They must create an account if they do not already have one. 
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). There might be an error that needs to be corrected, such as an outdated mailing address.

Physicians can also print out a copy of Still Waiting for Your New Card? for their office, or can order copies to hand out.

To ensure Medicare patients continue to get care, physicians can use either the former Social Security number-based Health Insurance Claim Number or the new alphanumeric Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for all Medicare transactions through December 31, 2019.

CMS is committed to mailing new cards to all Medicare recipients by April 2019.

Information on the transition to the new MBI:


Upcoming Events:

NYACP Rochester District Event -
Decriminalizing Hypertension:
Putting the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline into Practice

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Eastside Family YMCA
1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd • Penfield, NY 14526
6:00pm: Registration • 6:30pm: Dinner and Educational Program

John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Director of Outpatient Services, Division of Cardiology
Director of the Comprehensive Hypertension Center, University of Rochester

Learning Objectives: To understand the evidence-based rationale for lower blood pressure goals; to learn techniques for success in achieving these goals; and to make sense of the controversies over new guideline endorsements'

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NYACP Sponsored
Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training
Friday, February 22, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road • Albany, NY  12211
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Chapter Co-Sponsored Events:
13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium
Mastering the Care of the Hospital Patient

October 19-20, 2018
Co-sponsored by Society of Hospital Medicine and the NY Chapter ACP
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hess Center for Science and Medicine • Hatch Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1468 Madison Avenue at 100th Street • New York, NY
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The ACP Leadership Academy Webinar: How to Avoid Peer-to-Peer Calls

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Speaker: Robert L. Neaderthal, MD, FACP

Many physicians say that prior authorization is one of their top administrative burdens, noting that it causes unnecessary frustration, wasted office time, and burnout. In this webinar, speaker Robert L. Neaderthal, MD, FACP, will share important tips about how to obtain immediate and consistent approval for such tests as CT, MRI, and nuclear cardiac studies. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.
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