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Practice Management Resources

New York State Workers' Compensation Board Proposes New Medical Fee Schedule to Improve Access and Medical Care For Injured Workers

June 8, 2018 - The new medical fee schedule has been announced in the State register by the Workers' Compensation Board. It provides for increases of "at least 5%. Shortage areas may see further increases." The proposed regulation will apply to all medical providers authorized to treat claimants, insurance carriers, the State Insurance Fund, self-insured employers, self-insured local governments, group self-insured trusts, and third party administrators. Read more ...

ACS CME Dropped for MOC Participants

May 14, 2018 - The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) recently revised the criteria for trauma CME for trauma centers. Effective immediately, certified physicians from any ABMS Member Board with an MOC program that includes sufficient trauma content will not need to acquire trauma CME credits. Read more ...

DOH Issues "Dear CEO" letter to provide clarification regarding the training requirements for physicians working in the Emergency Department on ATLS & ACLS

May 8, 2018 - As you are aware, Title 10 Part 405.19(d)(1)(i)(a) requires that “emergency services attending physicians shall be a licensed and currently registered physician …who is currently certified in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) or has current training and experience equivalent to ATLS. Read more ...

ACEP Turns Up Criticism of Anthem's Emergency Care Policy with a New Video Campaign

May 1, 2018 - If Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield decides your visit to the ER was not an emergency, based largely on their undisclosed list of diagnoses, they’ll leave patients with the entire bill.  The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today released two new videos to point out the dangers of the insurance giant’s controversial and dangerous emergency care policy that retroactively denies coverage for emergency patients. To view the videos, go to www.FairCoverage.org Read more ...

New York State Hospital Stroke Designation

April 25, 2018 - The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will use a rulemaking process to update its stroke designation program in 2019. The current DOH stroke program has a single tier for designating hospitals, is voluntary, and operates with DOH oversight, but without any regulatory guidance to administer the program. Read more ...

ACEP Press Release: Only 5.5% of Emergency Visits are Nonurgent and Wait Times Continue to Improve, CDC Says

April 23, 2018 - New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 136.9 million people visited the emergency department in 2015 and only 5.5 percent of these visits were considered "nonurgent," according to the latest CDC National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care (NHAMC) survey. Read more ...

Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments: CDC Vital Signs Report

April 6, 2018 - Read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs Report on Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments. Read more ...

Hospitals Permitted to Offer Detoxification Services Without OASAS Operating Certificate

March 22, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, including advancing partnerships in New York's Prescription Monitoring Program across the country, training investigators with the New York State Department of Health's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement to carry and administer naloxone, and allowing hospitals to provide detoxification services without a separate certification from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Read more ...

Resources for DEA Registered Practitioners for Patients Who May Be Dependent and/or Addicted To Opioids

March 19, 2018 - According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 63,632 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016; 174 deaths per day; one death every 8.28 minutes; 42,249 (66.4%) of those deaths were due to opioids. More deaths than those as a result of firearms, homicide, suicide, and motor vehicle crashes. Read more ...

NBC Nightly News Covers Anthem Policy to Cut Emergency Room Coverage

March 15, 2018 - ACEP works with NBC Nightly News to report on policy designed to cut down on using emergency rooms for non-emergency health care needs and the effect on patient care. Read more ...

National Pediatric Readiness Project

September 8, 2017 - Enhancing the pediatric readiness of the nation’s emergency departments (EDs) to care for children is of utmost importance to improve the quality of care and outcomes for ill or injured children. Read more ...

New York State Report on Sepsis Care Improvement Initiative

March 17, 2017 - The report describes outcomes for patients with severe sepsis/septic shock being treated in hospitals across New York during 2015. To view the entire report click here.

State to Help Cover Co-pays for Naloxone

August 7, 2017  - The Governor's office announced today the state will help defray the cost of purchasing naloxone at pharmacies by contributing up to $40 toward the co-pay. Read more ...

New York State Department of Health Issues Letter on Pediatric Minimum Standards

March 3, 2017 - Read more ...