Council May 30, 2019

MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Courtyard Marriott, Westbury Long Island
1800 Privado Road
Westbury, NY  11590

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the Council Minutes of Sunday, April 14, 2019 (HOD)

C. New Business (All Action & Informational Items)

1. President’s Report
a. 2019 HOD Resolutions referred to Council (For Council Approval)
b. Presidential Appointments to MSSNY’s Executive Committee of the Council:
 (For Council Approval)
Parag H. Mehta, MD (At-Large-Member)
Gregory L. Pinto, MD (At-Large-Member)

2. Board of Trustees Report –  Dr. Sam Unterricht will present the report                         (handout)

3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

4. MLMIC Update  – Mr. Michael Schoppmann, Esq. will present the report

5. AMA Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report

6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report (handout)

7. MESF Update – Dr. Thomas Madejski will present the report (handout)

8. CME Update – Dr. Mark Adams will present the report

9. County Federation Report – Aaron Kumar, MD will present the report

10. Councilors’ Action Reports
   (No written reports submitted)

11. PresentationOverview of Stark and the Anti-Markup Rule
             Presented by Hayden Wool, Esq. Partner Director, Garfunkel Wild

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal Reports)   

  1. Office of the President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  2. Office of the President Elect – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  3. Office of the Vice President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  4. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD
    Financial Statement for the period 1/1/19 – 4/30/19
  5. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E. Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1.   Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2.   Manhattan & Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD
  3.   Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4.   Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.   Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD
  6.   Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.   Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory Pinto, MD
    (no written report submitted)
  8.   Fifth District Branch Report –Howard H. Huang, MD
  9.   Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Edward Kelly Bartels, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report  – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Peter Joo
    (no written report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Catherine E. Steger, DO
    (no written report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
    (no written report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Committee Informational Items)

  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
    a. Report from the Division of Communications
  2. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
    a. Collective Negotiation & Integration Minutes, May 17, 2019
             b. Governmental Affairs Report
  3. Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD
        (No written report submitted)
  4. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
    a. Legislation Efforts on Medical Exemptions Due to the Measles Outbreak
    Presented by:
    Patricia Clancy, Vice President for Public Health & Education
    b. “ The Measles outbreaks in Orthodox Jewish Communities”
    Presented by:
    Dr. Awi Federgruen
    Charles E. Exley Professor of Management, Columbia University
    Dr. Daniel Berman
    Infectious Disease Specialist, Montefiore Medical Center & a member of          MSSNY

  5. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
    (No written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report 

HReport of the General Counsel, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq.
    Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
    (No written report submitted)

I. Report of the Alliance, Joan Cincotta, Co-President
 1. Alliance Report

JOther Information/Announcements

  1. MSSNY Executive Committee Minutes, April 11, 2019
  2. Sign On Letter – QPP Experience Report & Appendix
  3. PAI Letter – QPP Experience & Report
  4. AMA Letters – Concern about legalization of cannabis for recreational use

K. Adjournment