Council Meeting – January 18, 2018

MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 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 the Council Minutes of November 2, 2017
C.   New Business (All New Action & Informational Items) 

  1. President’s Report – Verbal updates on the following:

  • Membership
  • IPAs
  • Northwell Subcommittee
  • Physician Burnout
  • End of Life Survey
  • Out of Network/Fair Health
  • Lavern’s Law
  • Aetna-CVS 

2. Presentation
Diabetes Prevention
Clinical and Payment Considerations
Presented by:  Kate Kirley, MD, MS, Director, Chronic Disease Prevention – AMA

3. Board of Trustees Report –   Paul Hamlin will present the report (handout)

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


Approval of the Empire State Medical, Scientific & Educational Foundation, Inc.
Election of Directors


5. MLMIC Update  –  Mr. Donald Fager will present a verbal report

6. AMA Delegation Update – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report

7. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Joseph Sellers will present the report (handout)

8. MESF Update – Mr. Thomas Donoghue will present the report (handout)

9. CME Update Dr. Mark Adams will present the report

10Councilors (All Action Items from County Societies and District Branches)
     (No Action Items Submitted)

D. Reports of Officers     
1. Office of the President  – Charles Rothberg, MD, Meetings attended

  • 2017 Achievements Health Care Award, Brookhaven Hospital
  • First District Branch Meeting @ Queens County Medical Society
  • Westchester County Holiday Party
  • NYS Society of Anesthesiologists HOD
  • MLMIC Executive Committee

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 period1/1/17 to 11/30/17
5.   Office of the Speaker  –  Kira A. Geraci-Ciradullo, MD, MPH

 E.        Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1.         Kings and Richmond Report – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  2.         Manhattan and 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 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 –  Pratistha Koirala (no written report)
  14.       Organized Medical Staff Section Report–Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
        (no written report)
  15.       Resident and Fellow Section Report – Justin Fuehrer, DO
  16.       Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
        (no written report)

F.   Commissioners (Committee Action & Informational Items)
 1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
     Division of Communications Report
 2. Commissioner of Science and Public Health, Frank G. Dowling, MD
a. Addiction and Psychiatric Medicine Committee Minutes, October 27, 2017
b. Bio Ethics Committee Minutes, November 3, 2017
c. Eliminate Health Disparities Committee Minutes, October 20, 2017
d. Heart, Lung and Cancer Committee Minutes, October 18, 2017
e. Infectious Diseases Committee Minutes,  October 19, 2017
f.  Preventive Medicine and Family Health Committee Minutes, Oct. 26, 2017
 3. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
a. Committee on Interspecialty Minutes, October 26, 2017

4. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
a. Long Term Care Subcommittee Minutes, September 27, 2017
         b. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee Minutes, May 10, 2017

5.  Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD
          Membership Committee Action and Informational Items
         Super Group” Discount Proposal from the Onondaga County Medical Society
      for Physicians Employed by Regional Hospital Groups
      The Membership Committee recommends approval of the pilot project as outlined
      for members of the St. Joseph’s Physician Group in Onondaga County only.
          (For Council Approval)

     Introductory Dues Rate for All New Members
     The Membership Committee discussed the concept of a standard introductory
     rate for new members, and agreed to move forward with the idea and put on paper
     for review at the next meeting. (For Council Information)

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

H.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild
 1. Memorandum regarding whether it is appropriate for a physician to access the PMP regarding an individual who is not a patient.

I.  Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman, Co-President
     Alliance Report

J.  Other Information/Announcements
1. Dr. Madejski’s letter to Dr. Nora, President & CEO of the ABMS regarding
concerns of our membership on the MOC issue.

K.  Adjournment