• Registration Now Open Medical Matters CME Webinar Public Health! What is it Good for? Wednesday June 12, 2024 @ 7:30am Join a group of public health experts on June 12th at 7:30am for the next Medical Matters webinar, Public Health! What is it Good for? This webinar will be a panel discussion examining the evolving […]

  • Revised Wrongful Death Liability Expansion Legislation Does Not Alter Fundamental Concerns About Harm to Healthcare System New York’s continued designation as one of the worst states in the country in which to be a physician Best & Worst States for Doctors in 2024 (wallethub.com) is a major contributing factor to patient access to care shortages […]

  • MSSNY Joins with Patient Advocates to Reduce Prior Authorizations Burdens MSSNY organized meetings with several key legislators this past week to urge passage of prior authorization reform measures this year, including A.7268 (Weprin)/S.3400 (Breslin) and A859-A(McDonald)/S.2680-A (Breslin). Joining MSSNY in these meetings were representatives from the NY State Psychiatric Association, the American College of Obstetricians […]

  • Final Weeks of Session Brings Numerous Concerning Scope Expansion Bills  The recently enacted State Budget importantly rejected numerous proposals that would have threatened patient safety by removing the important oversight and/or collaboration that physicians provide in the delivery of patient care. However, as we enter the final three weeks of the scheduled 2024 Legislative Session, […]

  • Change Healthcare by Changing Change Healthcare Colleagues: New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals has made the switch from Change Healthcare to Experian because of the cyberattack on the claims processing vendor. Change turned many of its IT systems offline following the Feb. 21 hack, and that left many hospitals and physician practices unable to […]

  • Federal Investigation into Private Equity, Consolidation in Medicine Three federal agencies are investigating the impact of private equity ownership and the broader consolidation of healthcare organizations on patient care and costs, prompting a wave of concern among physicians. According to Rhonda Wright, MD, from Brookhaven, Georgia, the influence of private equity has led to deteriorating […]

  • MSSNY’s Peer to Peer (P2P) Program Available to Help Stress and burnout among physicians have been documented for years, and can be overwhelming at times.  MSSNY’s peer supporters can help you gain a new perspective on your job and other life stressors.  MSSNY’s Peer to Peer (P2P) program affords physicians, residents, and medical students the […]

  • Baby Born Deaf Can Hear After Breakthrough Gene Therapy In a landmark advancement in gene therapy, Opal Sandy from Oxfordshire has shown remarkable progress in the global CHORD (Children Hearing and Oral Restoration through DNA) trial, significantly advancing the treatment of auditory neuropathy. This condition disrupts nerve impulses from the inner ear to the brain, […]

  • Advisory: Acute Flaccid Myelitis The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued a health advisory regarding Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious paralytic condition predominantly affecting young children. Clinicians are urged to report suspected cases and collect specific specimens for testing promptly. No single pathogen has been consistently detected, but enteroviruses, […]

  • Join IPRO for Annual Meeting Luncheon: How AI Can Transform Long-Term Care  MSSNY members are invited to IPRO’s 40th Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, June 11, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City, NY. Keynote speaker Dr. Timothy Hoff will discuss “How AI Can Transform Long-Term Care.” Meet […]