Council – September 13, 2018

MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 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 Council Minutes of May 10, 2018
C. New Business (All Action & Informational Items)

1. President’s Report
a. Minutes of the MSSNY Executive Committee Teleconference, August 20, 2018
b. Talking Points on the Membership Agreement with Northwell Hospitals
c. DRAFT Summary – Meeting with Assemblyman Gottfried

d. Long Range Planning Committee Grid

2. Board of Trustees Report –   Dr. Robert Hughes will present the report (handout)

3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report for Nominations for   Life Membership, Dues Remissions & Special Life Membership request

4. MLMIC Update  –  Donald Fager will present a verbal report

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

6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Joseph Sellers will present the report (handout) 
       MSSNYPAC Executive Committee Action Item
    Approval of the MSSNYPAC Endorsement recommendations for candidates
    running for  re-election to the New York State Legislature and to the US Congress

7. MESF Report – Dr. Charles Rothberg will present the report

8. CME Report – On behalf of Dr. Mark Adams, Dr. Paul Pipia will present the report

9. Presentation – Elizabeth Amato, Vice President, SHIN-NY Programs New York     eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
Update on the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP). The program which provides   physicians with up to $13,000 to help connect to the SHIN-NY).

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

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal Reports)    

  1. Office of the President – Thomas J. Madejski, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  3. Office of the Vice President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  4. Office of the Treasurer – Joseph R. Sellers, MD Financial Statement for the period 1/1/18 to 7/31/18
  5. Office of the Speaker – Kira A. Geraci-Ciradullo, MD

E. Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1.          Kings & Richmond Report – Parag H. Mehta, 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 – Maria A. Basile, 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 –  Breyen Coffin
  14.        Organized Medical Staff Section – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
                  (no written report submitted)
  15.        Resident & Fellow Section Report – Justin Fuehrer, 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
           Report from the Division of Communications

    2. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD

        1. MSSNY’s 2018 Legislative Summary (handout)
2. HIT Committee Minutes, June 1, 2018

    3. Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD
       (No written report submitted)

    4. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
     1. Bio Ethics Committee Minutes, May 11, 2018
     2. Eliminate Health Disparities Committee Minutes, April 27, 2018
     3. Preventive Medicine & Family Health Minutes, May 3, 2018
     4. Division of Public Health & Education Report

5.Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD 
      1. Interspecialty Committee Minutes, June 28, 2018
      2. Workers’ Compensation & No Fault Minutes, June 6, 2018

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

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

1.   Amendment to the Bylaws of the Nassau County Medical Society
An amendment to the bylaws of the Nassau County Medical Society was reviewed. A review confirms that the amendment relates to the internal governance of the Nassau County Medical Society, and does not conflict with the bylaws of  MSSNY.  Accordingly, it is recommended that the Council approve the amendment to the bylaws of the Nassau County Medical Society. (FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL)

2.    Amendments to the Bylaws of the New York County Medical Society

       The amendments to the bylaws of the New York County Medical Society were presented for review.  A review shows that the amendments relate solely to internal matters of the county medical society, which do not conflict with the bylaws of MSSNY. Accordingly, it is recommended that the amendments be approved.

3.     Amendments to the Bylaws of the Richmond County Medical Society
The amendments to the bylaws of the Richmond County Medical Society were
presented for review. A review shows that the bylaws are not in conflict with the bylaws of MSSNY.  Accordingly, it is recommended that Council approve the amendments.

I. Report of the Alliance, Valerie Semeran, Co-President
    Alliance Report

J. Other Information/Announcements  (all attached

1. Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission Summary of Testimony July, 2018

    2. Department of Health & Human Services Letter to the AMA regarding changes in reimbursement rates for laboratory services on the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and CMS Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Sign-On Letter.

3. Dr. Madejski’s Letter to Department of Health & Human Services – E&M Services & Coalition of State Medical Societies Sign-On E&M Letter

4. Dr. Madejski’s Letter to Workers’ Comp Board – Increase in the Workers’ Comp Medical Fee Schedule

5.  National Council of State Boards of Nursing Sign-On Letter – A request to reconsider certain provisions of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse(APRN) Compact that alter state laws related to the scope of practice of APRNs

6. AMA Letter to the CEO of Walmart – Walmart Opioid Policy

7. Physician Advocacy Institute Letter to CMS & PAI Statement – Physician Self-Referral Law 

K. Adjournment