MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590-9007
Telephone: (516) 488-6100
March 14, 2019
For Immediate Release
MSSNY APPLAUDS NYS LEADERSHIP FOR SUPPORTING PATIENT ACCESS TO CARE
Statement attributable to:
Thomas Madejski, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York
“The physician community thanks the New York State Senate and Assembly leadership for rejecting, in their respective “one-House” Budgets, a number of proposals contained in the Executive Budget that could adversely impact patient access to needed care and treatment. The Senate and Assembly Budgets would prevent a huge proposed cut to physicians who treat patients covered by both Medicare and Medicaid—the elderly and the poor.
“Also, both houses importantly rejected a proposal that would have imposed new prior authorization requirements on physicians and other care providers who want to assure their Medicaid patients can obtain the medications they need. If enacted, these measures would undoubtedly lead to increased care delays for our state’s most vulnerable patients.
“We look forward to continued, productive discussions with legislators, the executive and staff in order to enact a State Budget that helps patients to obtain the care they need from the physician of their choice.”
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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.
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