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Press Releases 2020

July 7, 2020    - Medical Society Launches Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Program for Physicians

June 26, 2020 - MSSNY Statement on Vice President Pence's Comments About COVID-19 and PPE Availability

June 19, 2020 - MSSNY Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling

June 16, 2020 - Medical Societies Urge Congress to Fight for Funding for Comm. Phy. Practices in Next Stimulus Package

June 16, 2020 - MSSNY Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on Title VII Cases

June 15, 2020 - MSSNY Opposes Effort to Allow Discrimination Against Patients

June 15, 2020 - New DOH Guidance on Elective Surgery Changes 3 Day COVID-19 Test Rule to 5 Days

June 11, 2020 -
New Fair Health Rep. Confirms MSSNY Survey Findings: COVID-19 Has Devastated Physician Practices

June 3, 2020  -  Some PPE Vendors Will Not Sell to Doctors with Smaller Practices; Or, Worse— Sell at Exorbitant Prices

May 28, 2020 
- MSSNY Applauds Leg. to Expand Medicaid/CHIP Coverage for Telehealth to Include “Audio-Only” Services


May 15, 2020 - MSSNY Applauds Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for Advancing the HEROES Act

May 14, 2020 - MSSNY President Submits Testimony on the Impact of the COVID19 Crisis on NY Physician Practices

May 13, 2020 - MSSNY Thanks Gov: Ambulatory Surgery Center Can Resume Elective Surgery

May 8, 2020 -   Bonnie Litvack, MD Elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 8, 2020 -   Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, Elected President-Elect of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 8, 2020  -  William Latreille, MD Elected Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 8, 2020 -   Parag Mehta, MD Elected Vice-President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 8, 2020 -   Maria A. Basile, MD Elected Vice Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 8, 2020 -   Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH, FAHS, Elected Assis. Sec. of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 8, 2020 -   Mark J. Adams, MD, MBA, FACR Elected Treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York

May 6, 2020  -  MSSNY Thanks Rep. Carolyn Maloney for Leadership Re: Loan Forgiveness to Medical Professionals

May 5, 2020 -     Empire Advancing Payments to Certain Independent Primary Care Physicians

May 1, 2020 -    MSSNY Objects to Ambulatory Surgery Center Exclusion for “Elective” Surgeries

April 28, 2020 -  Medical Society Proposes “Peer to Peer” Program for Physicians’ Post Traumatic Stress

April 27, 2020 - MSSNY Calls on Gov Cuomo to Involve Community Physicians in Statewide Testing Program

April 22, 2020 - MSSNY Applauds Legislation to Replenish Small Business and Health Care Provider Relief Funds

April 16, 2020
- MSSNY Member Survey Shows New York Physicians Struggling Despite Recent Passage of CARES Act

April 6, 2020 -   MSSNY Pleads for Protection for Physicians

April 2, 2020  -  Guidelines on Ventilator Allocation

April 1, 2020 -   New York Physicians Need Adequate Tools to Fight War on COVID-19

March 30, 2020 - MSSNY Urges NYS Legislature to Reject Problematic Proposals Advanced by the Medicaid Redesign Team

March 19, 2022 - MSSNY Asks, “Who Will Fight for the Doctors?”

March 17, 2020 - MSSNY Praises Gov. for Helping to Ensure that Patients Have Coverage for Physician Visits from Home

February 21, 2020 -
MSSNY Statement on Excess Medical Liability Insurance Program 

February 10, 2020 - MSSNY Raises Strong Concerns with New Surprise Billing Proposals Coming Out of Washington

February 5, 2020 - MSSNY Calls for Physician Representation on the MRT 2

January 22, 2020 - MSSNY Calls on NYS Legislature to Ensure Due Process For Innocent Physicians

January 10, 2020 - MSSNY Responds to Announcement of New York's Medicaid Cuts