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ACP Leaders Meet in Philadelphia for Spring 2019 Board of Governors Meeting

On April 9-11, 2019, ACP Chapter leaders from across the country and abroad met in Philadelphia to discuss current issues of importance in healthcare and review governance policies of the ACP. These meetings are a chance for all ACP Chapters to discuss timely issues, concerns, and priorities, and to act on resolutions in addressing such issues.

Three resolutions from New York were acted upon: The first two: (1) Determining the Average Costs to Medical Practices of Use of Health Information Technology, EHR Enhancements, and Improved Interoperability, and Protecting Physicians from These Costs and (2) Advocating for Group Medical Visit Reimbursement Provided via Telehealth were amended and adopted. The third, Amending the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), was referred for study - meaning that it will be researched over the next year and brought back at next year's Board of Governors meeting.

If you want to learn more about the resolution process and how to submit, please visit NYACP's Resolutions Page.

New York Doctor's Dilemma Team Advances to Semi-Finals

The ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition is held each year at the Internal Medicine Meeting, where it brings together some of the brightest residents from around the world in a medical Jeopardy-style competition. The 2019 competition featured 52 teams, each representing an ACP Chapter.

New York Chapter's own Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital team won NYACP's Doctor's Dilemma in February and was sent by the Chapter to the National Competition. They won the first round of the National Competition to advance to the semi-finals, but unfortunately did not advance any further.

Congratulations to Adeel Arshad, MD, Sandrine Hanna, MD, and Pratyusha Tirumanisetty, MBBS from Rochester/Unity Hospital for representing New York! We are very proud of you!


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The Convocation of the American College of Physicians is an annual ceremony where the College recognizes and applauds its new Masters, Fellows, and Awards recipients. These individuals have been recognized by their peers for outstanding medical scholarship and professional achievement. The ceremony allows new Fellows to march in full regalia.

On April 9-11, 2019, ACP Chapter leaders from across the country and abroad met in Philadelphia to discuss current issues of importance in healthcare and review governance policies of the ACP. These meetings are a chance for all ACP Chapters to discuss timely issues, concerns, and priorities, and to act on resolutions in addressing such issues.

A one minute cost conversation can have a powerful effect on physician/patient relationships, medication adherence and outcomes. Here are 3 tips that other practices have used to overcome the time barrier and implement cost conversations into their workflow:

The Resolutions Process is a mechanism for grassroots involvement in the affairs and policy discussions of the College and Chapter. Members who have an interest are encouraged to actively participate by submitting a short synopsis of the challenge to your practice and a proposed solution.

NYACP would like to celebrate the impact of volunteer service! The Chapter’s newly-formed Volunteer Committee is seeking examples of members (and their families) who have participated in or led volunteer activities that benefit their community, align with NYACP values and provide personal and professional satisfaction and well-being.

NYACP, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), and the week of April 15-22 as National Healthcare Decisions Week.

New York Chapter's Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital team won NYACP's Doctor's Dilemma in February and was sent by the Chapter to the National Competition. They won the first round of the National Competition to advance to the semi-finals, but unfortunately did not advance any further.

On April 5-7, NYACP held one of two Weekend Board Review sessions for 2019 at Rochester General Hospital

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