October 6, 2017 – Gun Violence: Everyone’s Problem

MSSNY


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Charles Rothberg, MD
October 6, 2017
Volume 17
Number 38

Dear Colleagues:

The motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history remains a mystery as police try to learn more about the suspected gunman who killed 58 people and injured 500 when he opened fire on concertgoers from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel last Saturday night.

On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo disputed the notion that now, in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, is not the time to discuss gun control.  “All these federal officials they put out press releases, warm wishes. Warm wishes are nice, press releases are nice. You know what’s better? Action,” Cuomo said. He also mentioned banning assault rifles.

I don’t always agree with our Governor. On this issue, I do.

The Las Vegas shooter had 23 guns, some with scopes. Investigators also found 19 more guns, explosives and thousands of rounds of ammunition at his Nevada home.

The American Medical Association renewed its call for background checks and wait periods for gun ownership. The group first adopted a policy in 2016 calling gun violence a public health issue, shortly after the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

The American College of Physicians has also labeled gun violence a public health issue for more than 20 years, and specifically called for legislation that would ban the sale and ownership of automatic and semiautomatic weapons.

Where is New York law on possession of assault weapon? Under the 2013 Safe Act, passed after the 2012 mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School, New York prohibits the purchase or possession of large-capacity magazines and assault-style weapons (unless you owned the gun before January 2013). Other semiautomatic weapons, in which the trigger must be pulled to fire each bullet, are legal in New York, but you cannot legally purchase a magazine that holds more than ten rounds.

It is unacceptable to hold the view that absolutely nothing can be done to reverse what appears to be an escalating public health crisis. While the second amendment grants the right to bear arms, most folks surveyed own guns in order to “protect” themselves.

How real the threat or how effective that “protection” is, is a matter of debate.

But I don’t think many hold the view that mass killing or suicide is a proper exercise of second amendment rights. In comparison to other agents guns are sometimes compared to, weapons are a false equivalent because guns are so lethal.

I believe that the reason we don’t have good safety policy is because we lack good data. The Dickey amendment, which threatens CDC funding if its research is used to support gun control, squelches research on firearms safety. Research should be promoted.

Twenty-five years ago, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop published a common sense way to look at gun safety from a public health perspective. It’s time to reread his 1992 recommendation. See Violence in America: A Public Health Emergency: Time to Bite the Bullet Back Koop C, Lundberg GD. JAMA. 1992; 267(22):3075-3076. Published online June 10, 1992.

It is time to make America safer.

Sincerely,
Charles Rothberg, MD
MSSNY President

Please send your comments to comments@mssny.org


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If the claim is a paper submission, the insurer has 45 days.  If a health insurer is found to have violated this law, they could be subject to significant financial penalties. These so-called “Prompt payment complaints” are reviewed by the New York DFS.

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NYS Health Insurance Exchange Announces Updated Enrollment Numbers and Plan Options for 2018
The NY State of Health, New York’s Health Insurance Exchange, issued a press release this week announcing that more than 4 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage through the State Exchange.  Of these 4 million, over 2.8 million were enrolled in Medicaid, with the remaining divided between a Qualified Health Plan (227,796), an Essential Plan (682,800) and Child Health Plus (346,067).

The press release further noted that “Most Marketplace consumers qualify for financial assistance to pay for coverage. Among QHP enrollees who qualify for tax credits, premium costs for the most popular silver plan will be about the same or lower compared to last year.”

Last week, the NY State of Health issued a press release highlighting consumer insurance options for 2018 for the open enrollment that begins on November 1 and will continue on January 31, 2018.  There are 12 insurers offering “Qualified Health Plans” in the individual marketplace, 15 insurers offering “Essential Plan” coverage and 5 insurers offering coverage in the “Small Business Marketplace”.

As a reminder, physicians are urged to review the “NYS Provider & Health Plan Lookup” tool (https://pndslookup.health.ny.gov/) to confirm the accuracy of the network listings of health insurers across the State.  In some cases, physicians have been erroneously listed as participating with certain health insurers or health insurance products.  In other cases, there are inaccurate practice locations listed.  If you see an inaccuracy, click on the “Contact/Report an Error” tab on the site’s home page to report it.

Continue to Urge Governor Cuomo to Veto One-Sided Medical Malpractice Expansion Legislation
Physicians are urged to continue to send letters and call Governor Cuomo’s office to request that he veto legislation (S.6800/A.8516) passed in the waning hours of the Legislative Session that would significantly expand the time to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit, in circumstances based upon an “alleged negligent failure to diagnose a malignant tumor or cancer”.   If signed into law it would likely prompt a double digit increase in physician malpractice premiums.  You can send a letter here and call 518-474-8390.

Recent letters to the editor urging a veto have appeared in the Albany Times-Union  from MSSNY President Dr. Charles Rothberg, as well in the Middletown Times-Herald from Orange County Medical Society President Dr. Stephanie Zeszutek.  Numerous other letters from regional and statewide physician leaders have appeared in papers across the State urging a veto including the following:  

While many physicians have weighed in, we need an overwhelming demonstration from physicians regarding how this bill will harm access to care in their communities if this bill is signed into law without also providing needed tort reforms to bring down the exorbitant costs of medical liability insurance in New York. This bill is also being strongly opposed by several other medical liability insurers, as well as the Healthcare Association of New York State and the Greater New York Hospital Association.

MSSNY and Other Health Provider Groups to Congress: Don’t Let CHIP Funding and Insurance Subsidies Expire
The US House of Representatives and US Senate each advanced their respective bills this week to continue funding for the Child Health Insurance Program and other expiring programs.  Noting that “extending CHIP funding would provide peace of mind for the families of 350,000 New York children that receive their insurance through CHIP, MSSNY joined with several other patient and health provider advocacy groups to urge Congress to put aside peripheral disputes and extend this program as well as continuing the health insurance subsidies for the over 700,000 New Yorkers who receive this assistance, preventing cuts in Disproportionate Share funding for hospitals, and re-authorizing the Health Centers Fund.  Funding for the CHIP program expired on September 30.

While the House Energy & Commerce and the Senate Finance committees are working towards extending this program, there are unresolved disputes delaying enactment of this essential funding relating to additional items to be included in the legislation, as well as proposed “offsets” to pay for continuation of this program.  It should be noted that among the items under discussion is repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the Medicare cost-cutting board enacted as part of the ACA.  Repeal of the ACA is supported by MSSNY, the AMA and many other medical societies across the country.




New York State Withholding $380 Million from New York City’s Public Hospitals
The New York Daily News (9/29) reported New York City’s public hospital system, Health + Hospitals, claims that the state is withholding $380 million in Disproportionate Share Hospital funds. Interim President and CEO of Health + Hospitals Stanley Brezenoff wrote, “In light of the Governor’s recent pronouncements, it is mystifying that approximately $380 million of DSH funds – the majority of which we expected to received months ago – is languishing, awaiting action by the State Department of Health and the Division of Budget.” The letter added that the system has just 18 days’ worth of cash on hand. 

MSSNY, Others Rally to Send Aid to Puerto Rico
Newsday (NY) (10/2, Ricks) reports several Long Island health centers and the Medical Society of the State of New York are preparing medical and humanitarian aid for Puerto Rico, and “scores of doctors and nurses [are] volunteering to go to the storm-devastated U.S. territory.” MSSNY, Northwell Health system, and Stony Brook University are “planning to help by supplying medicine, equipment and monetary aid, officials with the organizations said Monday.”

MSSNY President Dr. Charles Rothberg said, “We are waiting for directions from our counterparts in Puerto Rico,” referring to the medical society in San Juan. He added, “There are a lot of physicians here who want to help, but we don’t want people going there without coordination.” Rothberg explained that he is asking the society’s physicians to donate money to help Puerto Rican doctors with damaged medical practices, adding, “The island has been overcome with loss of life and lack of available medical services due to flooding, isolation and downed communication lines.”

Please Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund Today!
The Medical Educational and Scientific Foundation (MESF) is MSSNY’s not-for-profit subsidiary. As they have in other times of need, MESF is collecting funds to assist in the recovery efforts. One hundred percent of the funds raised will support the physicians affected practices in Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Sandy, due to your generosity, MESF was able to help many New York physicians rebuild their practices. Donations can be made online here or by sending a check made payable to MESF with the designation “Hurricane Relief Fund” and mailed to MSSNY, 865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury NY 11590. All donations are tax deductible. Help us to help others.

FDA: Require Makers of Immediate-Release Opioids to Train Physicians
The AP reports that the Food and Drug Administration is requiring the makers of fast-acting opioid pain medications to “provide extensive training to doctors in an attempt to stem the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.” According to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the agency contacted 74 drug makers informing them that their immediate-release opioids will be subject to the requirement. Although the training “will be offered as voluntary continuing education for healthcare professionals, the agency is also considering some form of mandatory education on opioids.”

Many Employers Pushing For Expansion of Telemedicine
Reuters (10/4) reports a growing number of employers are covering telehealth services through their insurance plans and are also pushing employees to use the services. The article reports that five years ago, only 7 percent of employers covered telehealth visits through their health insurance plans, but today 96 percent of employers do. Usage remains low, however.

The article mentions that the American Medical Association supports telehealth as “an ongoing evolution of new models for the delivery of care and patient-physician interactions,” but that providers should recognize the “limitations of the relevant technologies and take appropriate steps to overcome those limitations.” A March 2017 study in Health Affairs found that the costs of treating bronchitis and similar conditions increased by $45 per user when telehealth was involved – mostly because the availability of telehealth encouraged more doctor care, not less.

Some of those seeking care did not have a regular doctor. Some were using telehealth as a precursor to an office visit, like triage, said Scott Ashwood, an associate policy researcher at the nonpartisan Rand Corporation, who led the study.

Tip of the Week 10/3/17
By Jacqueline Thelian, CPC, CPC-I, CHCA, Medco Consultants, Inc.

Q: How will the new Medicare ID numbers impact my practice?

  1. The new Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI) numbers will be 11 alphanumeric characters. Starting in April 2018, new beneficiary cards and numbers will be issued. All Medicare cards are expected to be replaced by April 2019. During the transition period healthcare providers will be able to use either patient identifier (HICN or MBI) when submitting claims until December 31, 2019.

The new ID numbers require your practice management systems are updated with the new numbers. Keeping in mind your system will have to be able to identify and handle dual MBI numbers until all claims are paid. Additional concerns occur when a practice submits a claim with an old MBI number and CMS sends back the electronic remittance with the new MBI number. Some practice management systems may not be able to identify the patient.

The biggest challenge will be secondary payers. CMS will notify the secondary payers; however, it is up to the secondary payer to update their systems.

The best way to prepare is to inform and train your front desk staff of the upcoming change and work with your practice management vendor and IT consultant to enlist their aid for a smooth transition.

Source: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/index.html

If you have a coding or compliance question you would like to have answered please send your question to MSSNY at eskelly@mssny.org, and complete the subject line with Tip of the Week.



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Volunteer Physicians Needed at Long Island Clinic: Malpractice Coverage Provided
RotaCare is a free primary not-for-profit health center in Uniondale, NY. Our mission is to facilitate free health care for the relief of pain and suffering to individuals who have the most need and the least access to primary medical care. RUN ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTEERS, we provide healthcare for individuals who do not have health insurance and are unable to pay for care. Our patients do not qualify for Medicaid or other government programs and are left with little or no access to treatment.

The health center is run entirely by a rotating staff of over 120 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, medication room staff, social workers, translators and administrative staff. We serve the working poor — those in service jobs or part time jobs that do not provide benefits such as landscaping or cleaning services. Patients are screened for financial eligibility and to ensure that RotaCare services are appropriate for their medical needs.

We save lives by facilitating early intervention and disease management for individuals with chronic conditions. We collaborate with and receive support from Mercy Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital and specialists in the community who provide free medical care to our patients.

RotaCare also helps patients obtain free prescription medications in order to manage their health conditions. We need active or retired physicians, nurse practitioners or nurses to provide primary care for our patients on-site. Malpractice coverage is provided by HRSA FTCA coverage for free clinics.

Physicians of all specialties are also needed to provide pro-bono care at their own office.

Please contact RotaCare today at 516-539-9834 and visit www.ROTACAREny.org for more information or info@rotacareny.org to let us know how you can help today.

MSSNYPAC Physician Family Halloween Party in Staten Island October 29
You’re invited to the home of John Maese, MD & Donna Seminara, MD, for a physician family Halloween party to benefit MSSNYPAC.  Suggested contribution is $175 per family, $10 for medical students and $50 for residents.  Please also consider joining MSSNY’s Councilor’s Club or President’s Circle. Please visit  mssnypac.org/events to RSVP or learn more.  Location is in Staten Island NY and address to be provided prior to event.

CMS Mailed Letters to Physicians Re New Medicare Cards
CMS, through the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), recently mailed letters to all Medicare fee-for-service providers about our work to assign new numbers known as Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) and issue new Medicare cards to Medicare beneficiaries beginning in April 2018.

Our top priorities include:

  • Ensuring your Medicare patients have continuous access to care; and
  • You have the tools and information you need for a smooth transition. Starting in June 2018, you can look up your patients� new Medicare numbers through your MAC�s secure web portal.

Carefully review the letter and accompanying fact sheet and find out how to prepare to accept the new number beginning in April 2018. Your letter will contain specific information for your MAC. You can also view a sample letter and print-friendly fact sheet.

For More Information

Review the new Medicare card design and press to learn more.

Seminars and Webinars

Register Now for the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative Conference
The Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York State Psychiatric Association, and the National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter are hosting a two day conference on Friday, 10/13 Saturday,10/14 at the Niagara Falls Conference Center, 101 Old Falls St, Niagara Falls, NY. Registration is now open for this free two-day conference here.

Please note registration for the conference is separate from the registration for the educational programs.

The conference will consist of interactive seminars and panel discussions focusing on the current and evolving healthcare needs of veterans. MSSNY and NYSPA will be conducting three CME accredited trainings for primary care physicians and specialists. The CME programs are: Invisible Wounds of War: PTSD, TBI & Combat-Related Mental Health Issues;  Recognition, Management and Prevention of Veteran Suicide; and Veterans Matters: Substance Use Disorders in Returning Veterans  (you can register for each seminar by clicking on the program title[s]).

Accreditation Statement

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint-providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the New York State Psychiatric Association, Inc… WAM is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

WAM designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each activity.

The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Importance of Herd Immunity” CME Webinar October 18; Registration Open
MSSNY will begin its 2018 Medical Matters continuing medical education (CME) webinar series with “The Importance of Herd Immunity” on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.  William Valenti, MD, chair of MSSNY Infectious Disease Committee and a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster/Terrorism Response Committee will serve as faculty for this program. Registration is now open for this webinar here.

Additional information or assistance with registration may be obtained by contacting Melissa Hoffman at mhoffman@mssny.org.

Educational objectives are:

  • Review the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable infectious disease and role of herd immunity.
  • Describe how herd immunity protects vulnerable populations such as newborns, the elderly and those who are too sick to be vaccinated.
  • Discuss the percentage(s) of a population who need to be vaccinated to allow herd immunity to be effective.

The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 



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For Physicians Only: Updates on Naloxone, HIV, & HCV Oct. 13 in Syracuse
This half-day program will discuss clinical updates in Naloxone, and HIV and Hepatitis C testing and treatment.

When:  Friday, October 13, 2017 9:00 am – 12:30pm
Topics: Naloxone: Preventing Opioid Overdose in the Community; The Role of the Primary Care Clinicianin HIV Care; Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs, & New Recommendation

Where: SUNY Upstate EMSTAT Training Center
550 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY

Register here.

Are You Ready to Eliminate Hepatitis C?
Did you know that Hepatitis C is easy to treat and curable? Join us for an exciting free half day CME program that will review the recently released NYSDOH AI clinical guidelines on the treatment of chronic HCV! This program is sponsored by NYSDOH AI Clinical Education Initiative and Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine.

“From Screening to Treatment: The Clinician’s Role in Eliminating Hepatitis C in New York State”
Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:00am – 12:00pm
DoubleTree Syracuse
6301 State Rte. 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Space is limited, so register for this free training today.   

Not near Syracuse? We’re coming to a city near you!

                                     Rochester, October
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Buffalo, October 26thhttp://bit.ly/HCVBuffalo

NYC, December 8thhttp://bit.ly/HCVNewYorkCity

Questions? Contact Jessica Steinke at jessica.steinke@mountsinai.org or 212-731-3789
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Multiple Physician Positions with DOHMH Office of School Health
Office of School Health is the largest program of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). This bureau is responsible for managing the health issues and promoting the well-being of the over 1.3 million children and adolescents enrolled in New York City’s 1700 school buildings.

Positions with the Office of School Health (OSH) combine clinical skills and public health training.

Adolescent School Health Physician
This position offers to the interested physician the opportunity to help address the clinical and public health needs of adolescents in NYC high schools. The physician will work with the innovative Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Health Care (CATCH) Program, which provides select reproductive health services to adolescents in select NYC high schools. In addition, the physician will provide medical care and public health services through additional programs offered to adolescents by the Office of School Health.

Under the supervision of the High School Supervising Physician, the Adolescent School Health Physician’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide CATCH reproductive health services in select high schools.
  • Perform mandated physical examinations (New Admission Exams, Sports Physicals, and Working Paper Physicals).
  • Function as a liaison for students with community health providers to resolve medical issues that affect school performance.
  • Support the development and implementation of initiatives that promote positive health behaviors and reduce high risk behaviors in the adolescent population.
  • Serve as a consultant to the school nurse and administration on school related health concerns.
  • Provide clinical assistance in the event of an environmental or communicable disease occurrence.
  • Function as a liaison for students with community health providers to resolve medical issues that affect school performance.
  • Support all medical initiatives established by the Office of School Health, e.g. programs and protocols in asthma, reproductive health, obesity and diabetes.
  • Maintain good public relations and communicate effectively within the school community and community-based organizations.
  • Keep abreast of health management policy statements and emerging clinical research related to school health.
  • Participate in OSH research activities.
  • Work within the mandates, policies and protocols of the Office of School Health.
  • Attend all mandated DOHMH and OSH trainings.

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Dr. Caroline Volel: osh@health.nyc.gov OR  Apply online at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 277208. 

School Health Field Physician
Under the direction of the Supervising Physician, the School Health Physician’s will:

  • Improve the health of school children through case management of chronic disease, preventive health screening and counseling, health education, and referrals.
  • Perform mandated physical examination (new entrant, sport physical, working paper physicals.
  • Develop relationships with community health providers in order to optimize medical management of students with health issues.
  • Attend to the health needs of your assigned school community.
  • Utilize the Automated Student Health Record (ASHR) to maintain adequate student health records.
  • Serve as a consultant to the school nurse and administration on school related health concerns.
  • Support the development of school educational and prevention programs promoting the health and wellness of all students.
  • Provide clinical assistance in the event of an environmental or communicable disease occurrence.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships within the school community.
  • Support all medical initiatives put forth by the Office of School Health, e.g. Asthma, Reproductive health, Obesity and Diabetes initiatives.
  • Provide trainings/presentations to school staff, community organizations, or parents.
  • Stay abreast of health management policy statements and emerging research within the health community related to school health.
  • Participate in School Health research and quality improvement activities.
  • Participate in all mandated DOHMH and Office of School Health trainings and professional development sessions.
  • Attend all program meetings and Continuing Medical Education classes provided by the Office of School Health.

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Dr. Caroline Volel:osh@health.nyc.gov OR Apply online at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 279844. 

Supervising School Health Physician 
Job Description
Under the supervision of the Deputy Medical Director, the Supervising Medical Doctor’s responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Supervise School Health Physicians.
  • Work within the mandates, policies and protocols of the Office of School Health (OSH).
  • Attend to the health needs of a designated school community.
  • Utilize the Automated Student Health Record (ASHR) to maintain accurate student health records.
  • Serve as a consultant to the school nurse and school administrative staff regarding school related health concerns.
  • Support the development of school educational and prevention programs promoting the health and wellness of students.
  • Participate in policy development and revisions as indicated.
  • Provide clinical assistance in the event of an environmental or communicable disease occurrence.
  • Function as a liaison for students with community health providers to resolve health issues that affect school functioning.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships within the school community and the community at large.
  • Support all medical initiatives put forth by the Office of School Health, e.g. Asthma, Reproductive health, Obesity and Diabetes Initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of health management policy statements and emerging research within the health community affecting school health.
  • Assist with or provide trainings/presentations to school health physicians, nurses, school staff, community organizations or parents
  • Participate in School Health research and quality improvement activities
  • Participate in all mandated DOHMH and Office of School Health trainings and professional development sessions
  • Attend all program meetings and Continuing Medical Education classes provided by the Office of School Health.


To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Dr. Caroline Volel: osh@health.nyc.gov OR  Apply online at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 277026


Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – Lockport, New York, Eastern Niagara Hospital
Eastern Niagara Hospital is seeking a Full Time Medical Director for its 12 bed Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit.  Responsibilities include inpatient care, shared on-call responsibilities and Medical Director duties.  Competitive compensation package.  For more information, please contact David DiBacco at 716-514-5501 or email to physicians@enhs.org.


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