Council Meeting – June 22, 2017

Council Meeting
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Long Island Marriott
   101 James Doolittle Blvd.
         Uniondale, NY  11553 

A.Call to Order and Roll Call

B.Approval of the Council Minutes of April 23, 2017

C.          New Business (All New Action & Informational Items)

  1. President’s Report
    a.  Presidential Appointments to the Executive
    Committee of the Council are:
    Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH
    Parag H. Mehta, MD
    (For Council Approval)
  2. Board of Trustees Report Dr. Hamlin will present the report (handout)
  3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Dowling will present the report Nominations for Life Membership and Dues Remissions
  4. MLMIC Update  – Mr. Donald Fager will present a verbal report
  5. AMA Delegation Update – Dr. Kennedy will present the report (handout)
  6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Sellers will present the report
  7. Commissioners  (All Action Items)
  1. Commissioner of Socio-Medical Economics,
    Howard H. Huang, MD
    Committee on Health Insurance:
    a. Resolution 2017-59, MSSNY Statement on  Increased Health Insurance Deductibles
    (For Council Approval)

 Committee on Interspecialty
       b. Resolution 2017-157,
              Development and Promotion of Evidence-based                                             Ultrasound-First Radiation Mitigating Protocols 
                          (For Council Approval)

    1. Commissioner of Medical Education,
      Mark J. Adams, MD  
      Committee on Medical Education
      CME Mission Statement with Proposed Revisions
       (For Council Approval)
    2.  Commissioner of Membership, Parag Mehta, MD
      Committee on Membership
      a. Resolution 2017-212, MSSNY Representation for Nonaffiliated Groups of Physicians
      (For Council Consideration)
  1. MSSNY Task Force on Physician Stress & Burnout
        To be presented by Dr. Michael Privitera
                 (For Council Approval)

8 .Councilors (All Action Items from County Societies and District Branches)
(No action items submitted)

D. Reports of Officers (Informational/Verbal)
  1. Office of the President – Charles Rothberg, MD
Meetings attended:

    a. NYS Chapter/NYS Psychiatric Assoc. Meeting
    b. Monroe County Annual Meeting
    c. Suffolk County Legislative Breakfast
    d. New Jersey State Society Annual
    e. Queens County Annual Meeting
    f. New York County Board Meeting
    g. Westchester County Annual Meeting
    h. Richmond County Annual Meeting
    i. NY Podiatric Society,HOD
    j. LI Ophthalmological Society Dinner
    k. IPRO Annual Meeting
    l. MLMIC Executive Committee Meeting
    m. AMA Annual Meeting
    n. Mt. Vernon homeowners conference on drug pricing
    o. Nassau County Annual Meeting

2. Office of the President-Elect – Thomas J. Madejski, MD
3. Office of the Vice-President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
4. Office of the Treasurer – Joseph R. Sellers, MD,
             Financial Statement for the period 1/1/17 – 5/31/17

5. Office of the Secretary – Frank G. Dowling, MD
6. Office of the Speaker –  Kira A. Geraci-Ciradullo, MD, MPH

E. Telemedicine
Peter M. Caplan, Managing Consultant, eHealth Systems and

F. Reports of Councilors (Informational)
1.    Kings/Richmond Report Parag H. Mehta, MD
2.    Manhattan/Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH
3.    Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
4.    Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
 5.   Suffolk County Report – Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA 
6.    Third District Branch Report  Brian P. Murray, MD
7.    Fourth District Branch Report – John J. Kennedy, MD
8.    Fifth District Branch Report –Howard H. Huang, MD
9.    Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine 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
  Pratistha Koirala  
14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report –
   Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
                         (no written report submitted)
             15. Resident & Fellow Section Report
   Justin Fuehrer, DO
16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
                       (no written report submitted) 

G. Commissioners (Committee Informational Reports/Minutes)
1.  Commissioner of Governmental Relations,
                   Gregory Pinto, MD

a.     Long Term Care Subcommittee Minutes, May 10, 2017
b.    Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee                                  Minutes, May 10, 2017

2.  Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD
a.   MSSNY Primary Care Caucus Minutes, May 17, 2017

3.   Commissioner of Science & Public Health,
Frank G. Dowling, MD
a.   Addiction and Psychiatric Medicine Committee Minutes,                        May 5, 2017
b.  Bio Ethics Committee Minutes, February 3, 2017
c.   Eliminate Health Care Disparities Minutes, April 7, 2017
d.   Heart, Lung & Cancer Committee Minutes, April 26, 2017
e.   Infectious Diseases Committee Minutes, May 4, 2017
f.    Preventive Medicine and Family Health Committee                                       Minutes, May 11, 2017
g.   Public Health and Education Report

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

5.      Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
a.    HIT Committee Minutes, June 2, 2017

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

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

  1.   Membership Dues Revenue Schedules for May   and June,         2017 
  2.    Group/Institution Dues Schedule
  3.    Physician Advocacy Institute Board of Directors Meeting
  4.    Meeting of the Coalition of State Medical Societies

IReport of the General Counsel,
      Donald Moy Esq.
       Verbal Report

J. Report of the Alliance, Valerie Semeran, Co-President
         1.      Alliance Report

K. Other Information/Announcements

1.    Final Sign On of the Social Security Number Removal                                 Initiative Letter
2.   AMA Statement on House Passage of American Health Care                Act
3.   AMA Health System Reform Letter
4.   Final Draft AHCA Letter
5.   Thank you letter to Regina McNally from Dr. Jose Serruya
6.  Letter to Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell re All
      Senators meeting on Health Care Reform

L. MESF Foundation – Thomas Donoghue, Executive Director
1. MESF Report

M.  Adjournment