Recommendations on Out of Network – Eli Einbinder, MD

  1. MSSNY should let members know that Out of Network practice may be an option for them to consider.
  2. MSSNY should let members know that Out of Network practice viability strengthens in-network and hospital employee bargaining power.
  3. MSSNY should also consider offering mentoring by MSSNY members, and consider including some who also belong to the Independent Doctors of New York* and the Out of Network Preservation Group* as a potential source of information on Out of Network practice for members.

*Independent Doctors of New York is a group of 120 completely Out of Network physicians supportive of one another and the idea of expanding traditional medical practice.

*The Out of Network Preservation Group was originated to support those maintaining Out of Network practices. Initial goals included coverage and a possible PR campaign to educate patients about diminishing free choice of physicians. It has since identified many other helpful tasks its members can perform for one another.

The group has more than 300 members, six co-chairs and a steering committee of approximately 20 members.