Government Affairs Resources
OON/Surprise Billing - Update
December 16, 2019 -
The congressional surprise billing legislation under consideration was left out of the year end package.
Language for the package was filed in the House December 16 and did not include surprise billing, and instead funds a number of other health-related provisions.
With the extenders funded until May 2020, this may be the same timeline for action on surprise billing. Read more ...
Congress may act by year-end on Out-of-Network/Surprise Billing. If your hospital is part of a group that serves 10 or less hospitals, you are encouraged to send a letter urging a fair resolution.
December 3, 2019 -
Negotiations in Congress continue toward finding a solution for out-of-network or "surprise billing" of patients.
A Congressional sign-on letter urging a fair resolution has been developed for small and independent groups by several national specialty societies of which ACEP is a coalition member.
If your hospital is part of a group that serves 10 or less hospitals, you are encouraged to send a letter urging a fair resolution. To download and review the letter, click here. To add your group, click here and act by noon, Thursday, December 5.
Governor Cuomo Announces Success of New York’s Landmark Out-of-Network Law Protecting Consumers From Surprise Medical Bills
September 17, 2019 - Read more ...
11/29/2017 New Public Health Law Allows Nurse Practitioners to Write DNR and MOLST Orders
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
RE: Health Insurance Coverage for Naloxone Read more ...
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
4/11/2017 Read more ...
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 ...