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11/29/2017 New Public Health Law Allows Nurse Practitioners to Write DNR and MOLST Orders

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New York State Department of Health Releases Adult/Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines Resource


In response to prescribers who informed the New York State Department of Health that the current guidelines were too dense and too lengthy for easy access, “pocket” antibiotic prescribing guidelines, intended to make the process of choosing the right antibiotic in the right dose for the right duration, easier and more streamlined, have been created.

These guidelines have been posted as an electronic link in two forms: Read more ...

Health Insurance Coverage for Naloxone


Insurance Circular Letter No. 16 (2017)
September 28, 2017

TO: All Insurers Authorized to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State, Article 43 Corporations, Health Maintenance Organizations, Student Health Plans Certified Pursuant to Insurance Law § 1124, and Municipal Cooperative Health Benefit Plans

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State Eases Some Telehealth Restrictions on Medicaid Managed Care Companies


Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration, looking for ways to boost telehealth in the Medicaid program, will now allow Medicaid managed care plans to bill for the service, provided they explain to the state how it will save the program money. Read more ...

New York ACEP Advocacy Efforts Prevent a $20 Million Cut in ED Reimbursement

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The Joint Commission Reverses Its Position on Texting Medical Orders

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New York ACEP Scores a Victory on Addressing Hospital Crowding

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Drug Enforcement Administration Reverses Announced Change to Registration Renewal Process


Late yesterday afternoon, the DEA reversed its decision and posted a notice that it is retaining its current policy and procedures, with one minor change, regarding registration renewals. The revised announcement now reads: Read more ...

New York State Value Based Payments (VBP)

December 16, 2016 Provider Associations, Community Based Organizations and Consumer Advocates Town Hall Meeting
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Out of Network Regulations Effective March 31

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Notice of Emergency Adoption and Revised Rule Making
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances
Governor Signs Bill to Delay E-Prescribing to March 27, 2016
House Passes Emergency Medical Services for Children Legislation

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