New York County Medical Society Renews Exclusive Endorsement With The Doctors Company




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Here’s a roundup of some of our recent “Basics” for you! Just open the attachments: 
How to code & bill for your Medicare tele-services: Open “Medicare Telemedicine Coding & Billing.” 
How to apply for a Small Business Administration grant of $10,000 (do this right away)!Open “$10,000 grant through the SBA’s EIDL Program.” 
The New York State Health Department says: “Recommended measures to conserve PPE are different [from] how we use this equipment during non–pandemic times, but are now necessary to maintain availability of this equipment to care for patients. Immediately employ PPE conservation measures recommended by the NYC Health Department — look HERE. and for information on the topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), go HERE.
The State budget is still being addressed in the age of the virus. Here is latest of interest to physicians about what was included: 
Continuation of the Excess Medical Malpractice Insurance Program for another year: The Legislature has rejected Medicaid Redesign Team proposals to foist a 50 percent cost–share on the physician insureds.
Expansion of New York’s “surprise bill” law to include inpatient services that follow an emergency room visit: If an out–of–network physician gets an Assignment of Benefits from the patient, he or she will be permitted to bring these claims to the Independent Dispute Resolution process.
And Here Is What Got Left Out . . .
Governor’s provisions that would have severely curtailed important due–process rights for physicians when a complaint has been filed against them to OPMC were not passed by the legislature. 
Thanks to all the doctors who (pre–pandemic) made their voices heard. 
 Here is More on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
Interest rates on PPP loans will be 1.0%. (Interest will not be applied if a business qualifies for loan forgiveness under the PPP.)
A new PPP application form was released and replaces the form issued by the Small Business Administration earlier this week.
Some banks have indicated that they will not be ready to begin accepting applications until Monday. 
How to Do It: The Medical Society of the State of New York’s latest telehealth how–to video with Doctors Daniel Chiu and Thomas Madejski and other experts can be seen HERE
AMA Position on Protecting Physicians:  Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, President, American Medical Association, released the following statement this week: 
“In recent weeks as physicians have battled the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of when and how to express concern about conditions and safety has become a flashpoint for physicians and their hospital employers. In these cases where hospital conditions or policies conflict with the best interests of patients, some employed physicians have reported policies by hospitals to prevent public disclosure and discussion of the situation. In response, the American Medical Association calls for reinforcing the principle that places patients’ welfare as the first priority in any situation where the interests of physicians and hospitals are in conflict. No employer should restrict physicians’ freedom to advocate for the best interest of their patients.”



2019 Annual Meeting 



Photo 5 New York County Resize 

2019 House of Delegates



2019 Albany Trip

2019 Physician Advocacy Day

(the group from NYCMS that took the bus to Albany on March 6, 2019) 



The Doctors Company Marks Six Months in New York Admitted Market, Receives Exclusive Endorsement of New York County Medical Society




Distracting Devices and Patient-Centered Care: Addiction Indicators

The health environment has been invaded by not only medical technology, but by individuals who become too connected to their own devices. Healthcare has become focused on the data on a screen and not on a patient. Steven Weintraub, MD, interviews Peter J. Papadakos, MD as they discuss distracting devices and the potential for a physician to be perceived as addicted to a personal electronic device. Check out the interview on