Council January 13, 2022

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

A.  Call to Order and Roll Call

B.  APPROVAL of the Minutes of November 4, 2021

C.  New Business

 1. President’s Report
 Committee on Membership – Dr. David Jakubowicz, Commissioner
 (For Council Approval)
  b. Budget & Finance Committee – Dr. Andrew Kleinman, Chair
(For Review & Approval of the 2022 MSSNY Budget)

 2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Arthur Fougner will present the
   report
  3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

  4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
.
  5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. Charles Rothberg will present a verbal report
.
  6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report

 7. County Federation Report  – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D.  Reports of Officers

  1. Office of the President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
    Diversity Equity and Inclusion Powerpoint
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD     
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD,
         Financial Statement for the period 01/01/21-11/30/21
    (For Council Information)  
    6. 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  – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3.  Nassau County Report – David Podwall, MD
  4.  Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.  Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6.  Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.  Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
          (no written report submitted)
  8.   Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9.   Sixth District Branch Report – Celeste A. Johns, MD
           (no written report submitted)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report– Mark R. Jajkowski, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report– Leanna Knight
           (no written report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
           (no written report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Luis E. Seija, MD
           (no written report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report –  Jocelyn C. Young, DO

F.  Commissioners (Informational Items)
1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
        Report from the Division of Communications

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        Report from the Division of CME

3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
               a. Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs
     b. MSSNY Ad Hoc Scope of Practice Minutes

  1. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
        (no written report submitted)
    .
  2. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
        Public Health & Education Report
    .
  3. Commissioner of Physician Payment & Practice, Brian P. Murray, MD
        (no written report submitted)

G.  Report of the Executive Vice President, Troy J. Oechsner

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

H.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq.
     (no written report submitted)   

I.  Alliance, Helena Mirza, Alliance President
     (no written report submitted)

J.  Other Information/Announcement
    (no written report submitted)

K.  Adjournment

 

 

Council: November 4, 2021

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
November 4, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.

                                                                       

A.  Call to Order and Roll Call

B.  APPROVAL of the Minutes of September 23, 2021

C.  New Business

1. President’s Report.
  a. Resolution – Opposition to Discriminatory Treatment of Haitian
     Asylum
Seekers
      To be presented by Dr. Louis Auguste and Dr. Penny Stern
                   (For Council Approval)

   b. Presidential Appointments to the 2022 Nominating Committee
       (For Council Information)
Chair:                       Bonnie Litvack, MD  Immediate Past President
First District:             David Jakubowicz, MD
Second District:        Maria Basile, MD
Third District:            Brian Murray, MD
Fourth District:          Myrna Sanchez, MD
Fifth District:             Howard Huang, MD
Sixth District:            Robert Hesson, MD
Seventh District:       Janine Fogarty, MD
Eighth District:          Rose Berkun, MD
Ninth District:            Andrew Kleinman, MD
Members-At-Large:  Malcolm Reid, MD and Bonnie Litvack, MD.
d. Legislative & Physician Advocacy Committee, Paul A. Pipia, MD, Chair
    2022 Legislative Program 
(For Council Approval)

2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Arthur Fougner will present the report
             (For Council Approval)
.
 3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Joshua Cohen, Assistant Secretary will present the
report
             (For Council Approval)
.
 4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
.
 5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. Charles Rothberg will present a verbal report
.
 6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report
             (no written report submitted)

7. County Federation Report  – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D.  Reports of Officers

  1. Office of the President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
    “MSSNY Efforts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD     
  5. Office of the Treasurer– Mark J. Adams, MD,
    Financial Statement for the period 01/01/2021-09/30/2021
        (For Council Information)  
    6. 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  – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
    (Includes ACTION Item)
  3.  Nassau County Report – David Podwall, MD
  4.  Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD / Penny Stern, MD
  5.  Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6.  Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.  Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  8.   Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9.   Sixth District Branch Report – Celeste A. Johns, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report– Mark R. Jajkowski, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report– Leanna Knight
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
          (no written report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Luis E. Seija, MD
          (no written report submitted)
    16. Young Physician Section Report –  Jocelyn C. Young, DO

F.  Commissioners (Informational Items)
1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
     Report from the Division of Communications

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
      Report from the Division of CME

 3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
   a. Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs
   b. Long Term Care Minutes, October 7, 2021

  1. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
        Report from the Division of Membership
    .
  2. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
       a. Bioethics Committee Minutes
    b. Health Equity Committee Minutes
    c. Heart Lung Cancer Minutes
    d. Infectious Diseases Minutes
     e. Preventive Medicine & Family Health Minutes
     f. Public Health and Education Report
    .
  3. Commissioner of Physician Payment & Practice, Brian P. Murray, MD
    (no written report submitted)

G.  Report of the Executive Vice President, Troy J. Oechsner

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Report
  3. Goals & Measures Update

H.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq.
     (no written report submitted)   

I.   Report of the Alliance, Helena Mirza, Alliance President
         Alliance Report

J.  Other Information/Announcements
     (no items submitted)

K.  Adjournment

 

 

Council – September 23, 2021

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

                                                                       

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the June 3, 2021, Council Minutes 

C. New Business 

1. President’s Report
a) MSSNY AD HOC Scope of Practice Committee,
                   To be presented by Mr. Morris Auster & Rose Berkun, MD 

Resolution 112-2020 Allow Anesthesiology Assistants to be Licensed in NYS
                (For Council Approval)

b. Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster and Terrorism Response
Committee on Infectious Diseases
   Proposed MSSNY COVID-19 Resolution
To be presented by Joshua Cohen, MD, Janine Fogarty, MD & William Valenti, MD
  (For Council Approval)
  1. Board of Trustees Report Dr. Arthur Fougner will present the report
        (For Council Approval)
  1. Secretary’s ReportDr. Frank Dowling will present the report
        (For Council Approval)
  1. MLMIC UpdateDr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report 
  1. AMA Delegation ReportDr. Charles Rothberg will present a verbal report
    (No written report submitted)
  1. MSSNYPAC ReportDr. Thomas Lee will present the report
  1. County Federation ReportDr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D. Reports of Officers

  1. Office of the President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer Mark J. Adams, MD,
    Financial Statement for the period 1/1/2021 – 8/31/21
    (For Council Approval)   
  6. 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 – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3. Nassau County Report – David Podwall, MD
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5. Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  8. Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Celeste A. Johns, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski. MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Leanna Knight
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Luis Seija, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – Jocelyn Young, DO

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)
           1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
               Report from the Division of Communications

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        Report from the Division of CME
  1. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
        Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs
  1. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
        (No written report submitted)
  1. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
        Bioethics & Committee on Health Equity Joint Minutes, June 4, 2021
  1. Commissioner of Physician Payment and Practice, Brian P. Murray, MD
        (No written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Troy J. Oechsner

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Report
  3. MSSNY Goals & Measures Update

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
    (No written report submitted)

I.   Report of the Alliance, Helena Mirza, Alliance President
     Alliance Report

J.  Other Information/Announcements

  1. MSSNY Comments on No Surprises Act regulation
  2. MSSNY Comments on Workers Compensation telehealth regulations
  3. MSSNY letter to Gov Hochul urging veto of liability expansion bills
  4. MSSNY letter to Gov Hochul urging signing of bill to prevent mid-year formulary changes

K. Adjournment

       

 

Council June 3, 2021

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 9:00 a.m. (Virtual)

                                                                       

A.  Call to Order and Roll Call

B.  APPROVAL of the following Council Minutes Council Minutes:

  1. April 15, 2021
  2. May 1, 2021

C.  New Business

1. President’s Report.
  a. APPROVAL 2021/2022 MSSNY Committee Selection

  b. Legislative & Physician Advocacy Committee
     Gregory Pinto, MD, Commissioner of Governmental Affairs
                 (For Council Approval)

     Resolution 100 and 105
      •  Role of Private Equity in Medicine
      •  Wall Street Acquisition of Medical Practices

  c. Preventive Medicine and Family Health Committee Resolutions
     Joshua Cohen, MD, Commissioner of Science & Public Health
     (For Council Approval)
    Resolutions 107 & 114

    • Pharmacy Refill Requests
    • Automated Refills by Pharmacy without patient authorization

  d. Committee on Health Disparities
      Joshua Cohen, MD, Commissioner of Science & Public Health
      (For Council Approval)
  • Name Change for the Committee on Health Disparities

  e. Committee on Health Disparities Resolution
      Presented by Joshua Cohen, MD, Dr. Linda Clark & Dr, Erik Eiting
      (For Council Approval)
  • Addressing Racism and Intersectionality in Medicine

  f. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee
      Presented by Dr. Thomas Lee & Moe Auster, Esq.
      (For Council Approval)
  • Resolution 67 – Continuing Certification as a condition of
     Employment or
Reimbursement

  g. Infectious Disease Committee Resolution
    Presented by Dr. Joshua Cohen & Dr. William Valenti
     (For Council Approval)

      Ensuring affordability and equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

  h. American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin(AAPI)
    (For Council Approval)
    COVID-19 Crisis in India Resolution 

  i. At Large Members to MSSNY’s Executive Committee of the Council:

    • Luis Seija, Jr., MD
    • Jocelyn Young, DO

(For Council Information)

2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Arthur Fougner will present the report
   (For Council Approval)
.
 3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report
              (For Council Approval)
.
 4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
.
 5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. Charles Rothberg will present a verbal report
.
 6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report

7. County Federation Report  – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D.  Reports of Officers

  1. Office of the President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD (verbal report)
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Parag H. Mehta, MD (verbal report)
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Paul A. Pipia, MD (verbal report)
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD |
        (verbal report)
  5. Office of the Treasurer– Mark J. Adams, MD,
        Financial Statement for the period 1/1/2021 – 4/30/2021
        (For Council Approval)     
    6. 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 – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3.  Nassau County Report – David Podwall, MD
  4.  Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.  Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6.  Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.  Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
         (No written report submitted)
  8.  Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9.  Sixth District Branch Report – Celeste A. Johns, MD
         (No written report submitted)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report– Mark R. Jajkowski, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Leanna Knight
         (No written report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
         (No written report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Luis E. Seija, MD
         (No written report submitted)
    16. Young Physician Section Report –  Jocelyn C. Young, DO

F.  Commissioners (Informational Items)
1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
     a. Report from the Division of Communications

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        (No written report submitted)

 3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
   a. Scope of Practice Committee Minutes, April 20, 2021
b. Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Minutes, May 12, 2021
c. Long Term Care Minutes, May 6, 2021
d. Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs

  1. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
        Report from the Division of Membership 
    .
  2. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
        a. Committee on Addiction & Psychiatric Minutes, May 7, 2021 
        b. Committee on Health Disparities April 23, 2021
    c. Committee on Infectious Diseases, April 29, 2021
    d. Committee on Preventive Health and Family Medicine, May 13, 2021
    .
  3. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
        (No written report submitted)

G.  Report of the Executive Vice President, Troy J. Oechsner

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Report
  3. MSSNY’s Goals & Measures PowerPoint

H.Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq.
      Nassau County Medical Society Bylaws
(For Council Approval)

I.  Report of the Alliance, Joan Cincotta
     Alliance Report

J.  Other Information/Announcements
    1. Comments on the No Surprises Act
2. Interest Rate for Adjudicated Medical Debts 

K.  Adjournment

 

 

Council: April 15, 2021

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 9:00 a.m. (Virtual)

                                                                       

A.  Call to Order and Roll Call

B.  APPROVAL of the March 1, 2021 Council Minutes

C.  New Business

1. President’s Report
.
 a. CPH Advisory Committee
    Resolution 2020-159 Discrimination Against Physicians Using
    Medication Assisted Treatment (For Council Approval)

 b. Committee on Health Insurance
     Brian P. Murray, MD, Commissioner of Socio-Medical Economics
     Resolution 2020-64 Insurers and Vertical Integration
     (For Council Approval)      

  c. Continuing Medical Education Committee
      Mark J. Adams, MD, Commissioner of CME
      i. MSSNY Policy 50.992 Continuing Medical Education Application Forms
                      (For Council Approval) 

      ii. MSSNY Policy 50.995 ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
          (For Council Approval) 

  d. Report of the HOD Resolution Review Committee – AMA Resolutions

2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Andrew Kleinman will present the report
                 
(For Council Approval)
.
   3. Secretary’s Report – Dr.  Frank Dowling will present the report
                (For Council Approval)
.
   4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
.
   5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present a verbal report
.
   6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report

  7. County Federation Report  – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D.  Reports of Officers

  1. Office of the President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD (verbal report)
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD (verbal report)
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Parag H. Mehta, MD (verbal report)
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
        (verbal report)
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Preliminary Financial Statement for the period 1/1/21 – 3/31/21 (For Council Approval
    6. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD (verbal report)

E.  Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1.  Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2.  Manhattan & Bronx Report – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3.  Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4.  Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.  Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6.  Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.  Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  8.  Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9.  Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report– Mark R. Jajkowski, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Shireen Saxena
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
          (no written report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
           (no written report submitted)
    16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
          (no written report submitted)

F.  Commissioners (Informational Items)
  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
     a. Report from the Division of Communications

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        a. Report from the Office of Continuing Medical Education

 3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
   a. Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs

  1. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
        Report from the Division of Membership (no written report submitted)
    .
  2. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
    a. Addiction & Psychiatric Medicine Committee Minutes, 2/19/21
    b. Report from the Division of Public Health & Education
    .
  3. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
        (no written report submitted)

G.  Report of the Executive Vice President, Troy J. Oechsner

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

H.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
      Queens County Medical Society Bylaws (For Council Approval)

I.  Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman
    (no written report submitted)

J.  Other Information/Announcements
(no written reports submitted)

K.  Adjournment

 

 

Council Notes: March 1, 2021

Council Notes: March 1, 2021

Council passed the following:

  • Ensuring Correct Drug Dispensing
    MSSNY will request that the New York State Education Department work with the pharmaceutical and pharmacy industries to facilitate the ability of pharmacies to ensure that when a prescription is dispensed, a color photo of the prescribed medication and its dosage is attached to the receipt to ensure that the drug dispensed is that which has been prescribed. MSSNY will forward this resolution to the AMA.
    .
  • Scientific Studies to Support Legislative Agendas
    MSSNY will continue to work with allied groups and health care policy influencers such as think tanks to help generate support for MSSNY’s key advocacy goals and will continue to work with entities that can produce high quality scientific evidence data to help generate support for MSSNY’s key advocacy goals. The MSSNY delegation to the AMA will introduce a resolution at the next AMA House of Delegates meeting urging the AMA to expand its efforts to work with allied groups, health care policy influencers such as think tanks and entities that can produce high quality scientific evidence.
    .
  • Separation of Clinical Portions of EHRs from Administrative and Financial Uses
    MSSNY will continue to work with the AMA and specialty societies to advocate for legislation, regulation or other appropriate mechanisms to ensure that electronic health record (EHR) systems are developed and implemented in such a way as to facilitate the compiling and sharing of clinical information, as appropriate, in a manner that is consistent with how physicians regularly deliver care.

Council March 1, 2021

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (Virtual)

                                                                       

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the January 14, 2021 Council Minutes 

C. New Business

1. President’s Report
.
 a. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee Resolutions
                 Gregory Pinto, MD,
                 Commissioner of Governmental Relations
                 (For Council Approval)
     Resolution Late A – Ensuring Correct Drug Dispensing
     Resolution 104Scientific Studies to Support Legislative Agendas

  Health Information Technology Committee
  Gregory Pinto, MD, Commissioner of Governmental Relations
  Resolution 53 Separation of Clinical Portions of EHRs from  Administrative & Financial Uses
 (For Council Approval)

 b. Preventive Medicine and Family Health Committee
     Joshua Cohen, MD, Commissioner of Science & Public Health
      Resolution 203 – Addressing Climate Crisis through Education
and Action 

      (For Council Approval)

  c. MSSNY Meetings Schedule – 2021/2022
                  (For Council Approval)
.
.2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Andrew Kleinman will present the report
              (For Council Approval)
.
 3. Secretary’s Report – Dr.  Frank Dowling will present the report
             (For Council Approval)
.
 4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
.
 5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present a verbal report
.
 6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report

7. County Federation Report  – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D.  Reports of Officers

  1. Office of the President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD (verbal report)
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD (verbal report)
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Parag H. Mehta, MD (verbal report)
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
       (verbal report)
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Preliminary Financial Statement for the period 1/1/20 – 12/31/20 (For Council Approval
    6. 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 – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3.  Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4.  Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.  Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6.  Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.  Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  8.  Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9.  Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski. MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Shireen Saxena
          (no written report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
      (no written report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
           (no written report submitted)
    16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
          (no written report submitted)

F.  Commissioners (Informational Items)
  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
     Report from the Division of Communications

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        Report from the Division of CME
    (no written report submitted)

 3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
a. Committee on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Minutes, 1/27/21
b. Employed Physicians Committee Minutes, 2/17/21
c. Long Term Care Committee Minutes, 1/21/21
d. Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs

  1. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
        Report from the Division of Membership
    .
  2. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
    a. Committee on Bioethics Minutes, 2/12/21
       b. Committee on Health Disparities Minutes, 1/22/21
    c. Heart, Lung, Cancer Committee Minutes, 2/3/21
    d. Committee on Infectious Diseases Minutes, 2/11/21
    e. Preventive Medicine & Family Health Committee Minutes, 1/28/21
  1. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
        (no written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Troy J. Oechsner

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

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
    (no written report submitted)

I. Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman
   (no written report submitted)

J. Other Information/Announcements

1. Sign-on letter to Extend Medicare Sequester
2. Important Notice of Concern: Medical License Scam

K. Adjournment

 

 

Council Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9:00 AM

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m. (Virtual)

.

A. Call to Order and Roll Call
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B.
APPROVAL of the September 17, 2020 Council Minutes.

C. New Business
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1. President’s Report
a. Presidential Appointments to the 2021 Nominating Committee
           (For Council Approval)

Chair: Arthur Fougner, MD
Immediate Past President
.
First District: Adolph Meyer, MD
Second District: Paul Pipia, MD
Third District: Joseph Sellers, MD
Fourth District: Gregory Pinto, MD
Fifth District: Howard Huang, MD
Sixth District: Jerome Cohen, MD
Seventh District: Mark Adams, MD
Eighth District: Rose Berkun, MD
Ninth District: Thomas Lee, MD

Members-At-Large: Andrew Kleinman, MD
Daniel Young, MD

b. Legislative & Physician Advocacy Committee, Paul Pipia, MD, Chair
 2021 Legislative Program (For Council Approval)

c. Employed Physicians Committee Resolutions, Arthur Fougner, MD, Chair
Resolution 54 – End Restrictive Covenants (For Council Approval)
Resolution 55 – Restrictive Covenants (For Council Approval)

d. Presentation – Mr. David Mancione, Senior Vice President, Premier

2.  Board of Trustees ReportDr. Andrew Kleinman will present the report
     (For Council Approval) 

3.  Secretary’s ReportDr. Frank Dowling will present the report
     (For Council Approval)

4.  MLMIC UpdateDr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report

5.  AMA Delegation ReportDr. John Kennedy will present a verbal report

6.  MSSNYPAC ReportDr. Thomas Lee will present the report

7.  County Federation ReportDr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal)

  1. Office of the President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Financial Statement for the  period 1/1/20 – 9/30/20
    (For Council Approval)
  6. 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 – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3.   Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4.   Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.   Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6.   Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.   Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  8.   Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9.   Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski. MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Shireen Saxena (no report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
          (no report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
          (no report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
          (no report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)

  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
        Report from the Division of Communications
  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        Report from the Division of CME
  1. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
.
4. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
    Membership Committee Minutes October 8, 2020

5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD

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6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, 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 Report

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
    (No written report submitted)

I. Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman
    (No written report submitted)

J. Other Information/Announcements
    (No reports submitted)

 K. Adjournment

       

    

Council (Virtual) September 17, 2020

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. (Virtual)

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the June 4, 2020 Council Minutes

C. New Business

  1. President’s Report:
a. Executive Committee Minutes – July 23, 2020
(For Council Information)
b. Executive Committee Minutes – August 6, 2020
(For Council Information)

c. Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs A
(For Council Approval)

    • Resolution 2020-54 End Restrictive Covenants
    • Resolution 2020-55 Restrictive Covenants
    • Report of the Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs A Speaker Extraction

d. Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs B
(For Council Approval)

    • Resolution 2020-108 Access to Medication
    • Report of the Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs B Speaker Extraction

    e. Resolution Introduced by Dr. Frank Dowling (For Council Approval)
             Clarification of MSSNY Policy for Approval of any Amicus Brief

f. Public Health & Education Resolution (For Council Approval)
MSSNY Emergency Preparedness and Disaster/Terrorism Response Planning Committee – “Influenza Vaccination for School-Aged Children

g. 2020 HOD Resolutions Referred to Council (For Council Approval)

         h. Doctors Council Presentation – Doctors Unions
Why now? How does this benefit both patients and doctors?
Presented by:
Frank Proscia MD, President, Doctors Council
Mr. Kevin Collins, Executive Director, Doctors Council

   2. Board of Trustees ReportDr. Kleinman will present the report

  1.  Secretary’s ReportDr. Frank Dowling will present the report
    .
  2.  MLMIC UpdateDr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
    .
  3.  AMA Delegation ReportDr. John Kennedy will present the report
    .
  4.  MSSNYPAC ReportDr. Thomas Lee will present the report
    a. List of recommendations for state/federal candidate endorsement
    (FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL
           b. MSSNYPAC Report
    .
  5.  County Federation Report Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal)

  1. Office of the President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Financial Statement
    ….for the period 01/01/2020 – 08/31/2020
  6. 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 – David M. Jakubowicz, 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 L. Pinto, MD
  8. Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  1. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  2. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski. MD
  3. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  4. Medical Student Section Report – Shireen Saxena
    (No written report submitted)
  5. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  6. Resident Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  1. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
    (No written report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)

  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
    Report from the Division of Communications

 2. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
Report from the Office of CME (including Action Items) 

 3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
 Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs
.

 4. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
                Report from the Division of Membership

5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
 a. Addiction & Psychiatric Medicine Minutes, May 1, 2020
 b. Emergency Preparedness & Disaster/Terrorism Response Minutes,
      May 7, 2020
 c. Health Disparities Minutes, May 29, 2020
 d. Heart, Lung Cancer Minutes, May 6, 2020
 e. Infectious Disease Minutes, April 29, 2020
 f.  Preventive Medicine & Family Health Minutes, May 14, 2020
 g. Public Health & Education Report
     Peer to Peer Interview, Dr. Frank Dowling & Dr. Charles Rothberg

6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
(No written report submitted)

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

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

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
Medical Society of the County of St. Lawrence Bylaws  (For Council Approval)

This will confirm that in or about February/March 2019 Eunice Skelly and I reviewed a proposed “Constitution and Bylaws of the Medical Society of the County of St. Lawrence, Inc.” (“Bylaws”).  We recommended revisions to ensure that the Bylaws of the Medical Society of the County of St. Lawrence are not in conflict with the Bylaws of MSSNY.   We were informed that on or about May 22, 2019, our recommendations were accepted and the Bylaws were revised pursuant to such recommendations.  Accordingly, it is recommended that the St. Lawrence Bylaws be approved.

I. Other Information/Announcements

 1. AMA Letter re PPE shortages
 2. Dr. Litvack’s Letter to the AMA re PPE shortages  
 3. Sign-On Letter re Non-Profit Organizations provided access to
 PPE Loan Programs
 4. AMA Letter re Provider Relief Fund / CARES Act
 5. AMA Sign-On Letter re HHS Budget Neutrality
 6. Sign-On Letter re Veterans Affairs
 7. AMA Letter re Police Reform
 8. Letter to NYS Dept. of Financial Services re Electronic Billing by Health  
Care Providers for No-Fault Coverage Claims

 J. Adjournment

Council June 4, 2020

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, June 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m. (Virtual)

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the March 5, 2020 & May 7, 2020 Council Minutes

C. New Business (Informational/Action Items)

Introduction of AMA President, Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA by MSSNY President, Bonnie L. Litvack, MD 

1. President’s Report:

         Announcement – Certificate of Recognition

a. APPROVAL 2020/2021 Meeting Schedule
b. APPROVAL 2020/2021 Committee Selections

      (to reflect changes only)

c. APPROVAL – 2020/2021 At Large Members to MSSNY’s Executive Committee:

• Maria A. Basile, MD
• Brian P. Murray. MD

d. APPROVAL2020 HOD Resolutions referred to Council  

e. AMA Article -Police Brutality Must Stop

2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Kleinman will present the report

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

4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present the report (verbal)

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

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

7. County Federation Report – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal)

  1. Office of the President – – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  3. Office of the Vice President – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Financial Statement for the period January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020
  6. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E. Reports of Councilors  (Informational Items)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD (received)
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – David M. Jakubowicz, MD (received)
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD (received)
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD (received)
  5. Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD (received)
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD (received)
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD(no report submitted)
  8. Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD (received)
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD (received)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD (received)
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski MD (received)
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD (received)
  13. Medical Student Section Report –  Shireen Saxena (received)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
    (no report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
    (no report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
             (no report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)

1.  Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
    a. Report from the Office of CME

2.  Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
  a. Report from the Division of Communications

3.  Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  a. HIT Committee Minutes, May 8, 2020 & March 12, 2020
b. Budget Passes – Physician Advocacy Made MAJOR Impact On Outcome
c. MSSNY Press Releases

4. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
(no written report submitted)

5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
(no written report submitted)

6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
       (no written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS
1. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report
2. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule

H.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq. (no written report submitted)

I. Other Information/Announcements

  1. AMA Letters – The Health Care at Home Act
  2. AMA Letter to US Dept. of Health & Human Services regarding federal funding to native populations
  3. Sign-On Letter – CARES Act
  4. USMLE Suspending Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination
  5. CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing
  6. MSSNY Letter to Dr. Zucker – Peer to Peer Program
  7. MSSNY Letter to Governor Cuomo – COVID 19
  8. Scope of Practice Committee Minutes

J. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

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