MSSNY eNews: November 20, 2020 – I Am Thankful


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Colleagues:

I Am Thankful
While this is a Thanksgiving season like no other, as the holiday approaches I find myself even more thankful than in years past.

I am thankful that our scientists worked around the clock to develop effective vaccines to combat this pandemic and that delivery of the first shipment is imminent. Our NYS Vaccine Task Force is hard at work to ensure a seamless vaccine roll out in New York. Thank you to all who have signed up to distribute the vaccine and those that intend to sign up.

Here is information that you will need concerning the process:

Information for Private Practicing Physicians Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine 

The following information was obtained from the NYS Department of Health November 19, 2020 webinar regarding steps for physicians to serve as a distributor of COVID 19 vaccine to patients.

Step One — Register for the Immunization Information System

  • Physicians who do not have an account are urged to register in the NYS Immunization Information System (NYSIIS). Physicians residing in New York City will need to register with the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR)
  • This is because all COVID-19 Vaccination Program providers (each location submitting a profile) will need a NYSIIS or a CIR account
  • Your practice may currently have a NYSIIS or CIR account, but it is important to review the information so that appropriate staff has access

For health care providers located outside of New York City, take the following steps for new users in NYSIIS-See the Checklist to Go Live with NYSIIS here.

  1. NYSIIS is located on the Health Commerce System. If responsible staff do not yet have an HCS account, they must apply for one.
  2. Take the NYSIIS Administrative User Training located here.

New York City physicians should register their practice online in CIR here.

Step 2: Enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program

  • In addition to registering with NYSIIS or CIR, physicians will then need to enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program.
  • NYSDOH and NYC DOHMH are implementing a phased approach to provider enrollment and will notify private practices physician as each new group is opened for enrollment. MSSNY understands that this will occur for private practicing physicians beginning in December.
  • Providers in NYS, outside of NYC, will enroll in the NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Program through the Health Commerce System.
  • Providers in NYC will enroll in the NYC COVID-19 Vaccination Program through the CIR.
  • Networks with facilities or providers in both NYS and NYS should enroll their facilities or provides outside of NYC in the NYS Covid-19 Vaccination Program through the Health Commerce System and enroll facilities or providers in NYC in the NYC Covid-19 Vaccination Program through the CIR.

Step 3 Ordering, Receiving and Administering Vaccine

  • When COVID-19 vaccine is available, providers in NYS, outside of NYC, will order Covid-19 Vaccine through NYSII and providers in NYC will order Covid-19 vaccine through the CIR. Orders will be approved by NYS DOH and shipped directly from the vaccine manufacturer or CDC distributor.
  • When vaccine is available, functions staff perform in NYSIIS or CIR will include monitoring vaccine inventory, entering doses administered and/or performing data exchange (uploading and downloading data) between the provider’s electronic health system and NYSII/CIR; entering vaccine returns and wastage, and generating reports for internal review (e.g. doses administered).

I am thankful to our Physician Wellness and Resilience Committee for actualizing our Peer to Peer program just when it was needed most.  I am thankful to all that volunteered as peer supporters and am comforted to know that you are there should any of us need you. Please spread the word about our Confidential helpline phone number (1-844-P2P-PEER) and email address (p2p@mssny.org).

I am thankful that our MSSNY has professional and dedicated staff that go above and beyond to promote our agenda and help sustain our practices.  This past weekend our MSSNY EVP Mr. Phillip Schuh received the well-deserved honor of the AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award for guiding New York physicians through a rapidly changing medical practice environment during his more than 30 years with MSSNY.

This year, I am thankful for things big and small but most importantly for the health of my family and friends and the fortitude of our profession.

Wishing you and your family a safe and very happy Thanksgiving,

Bonnie Litvack, MD
MSSNY President


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Gov. Cuomo’s Press Conference Last Night

  • The positivity rate in the micro-cluster focus areas dropped slightly to 4.11 percent. Excluding these areas, it was 2.38 percent. Of the 195,239 tests reported yesterday, 5,310, or 2.72 percent, were positive. Total hospitalizations rose to 2,276. Sadly, we lost 31 New Yorkers to the virus.
  • New York updated the COVID-19 micro-cluster focus zones. Rockland County’s Yellow Zone will be expanded, and parts of Orange and Westchester counties will become Yellow Zones due to increased cases, positivity, and hospital admissions from these areas. All the maps of the current micro-cluster focus zones are available here.
  • I met with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and fellow governors to discuss the ongoing COVID response. We look forward to a strong federal-state partnership and to working hand-in-hand in the months ahead. Topics of discussion included how to achieve a fast and equitable vaccine distribution, how to help our communities recover economically and more.
  • Round two of the successful Nourish NY program is underway. So far, 1.7 million pounds of raw milk has been turned into dairy products and distributed by food banks, in addition to 210,000 pounds of produce. Over 940,000 households have received products sourced from New York farms through this initiative, which is helping keep businesses and families afloat.
  • A smaller Thanksgiving celebration doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the great food. To help New Yorkers plan for smaller holiday gatherings, I Love NY created a list of scaled-down recipes that are great for smaller Thanksgiving celebrations.

NYSDOH Gives Update on Medicaid Redesign Team’s (MRT II) Pharmacy Benefit Carve Out Initiative
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) hosted a webinar earlier this week to provide an update on the State Budget initiative to transition the Medicaid Pharmacy benefit from Managed Care back into the fee-for-service (FFS) program. Among the goals in transitioning the pharmacy program from Managed Care back to FFS, is to provide full transparency into prescription drug costs, centralizing and leveraging negotiation power, and, importantly, providing a single drug formulary with standardized utilization management protocols rather than dozens of separate formularies.

Key highlights for providers from the November 16th webinar included an update on the transition and communications timeline. Specifically, that Managed Care Plans (MCPs) will no longer be responsible for physician/practitioner administered drugs that are not included on the Medicaid Pharmacy List of Reimbursable Drugs and that those drugs will not be subject to the carve-out.

However, the new policy also directs the MCPs to continue to offer the benefit when provided by a non-pharmacy provider. (e.g. outpatient hospital, clinic, physician’s office)[1] To learn more details, please click here.

The update also included critical information for physicians about enrollees and billing under the new system such as providers must be enrolled in the FFS program as billing providers in order to continue to serve Medicaid Managed Care members. For additional information regarding this aspect of the transition, please go here.

MSSNY’s Department of Governmental Affairs will provide an update following DOH’s next webinar, which is scheduled for mid-December.


NY Physicians Still in Need of Affordable PPE to Meet Patients’ Needs
Many physician offices across the state of New York are straining to meet their patient care needs due to a lack of available and affordable PPE. This challenging dynamic was highlighted in a USA Today-New York article earlier this week.

A recent physician survey conducted by MSSNY noted that nearly 2/3 of the physician respondents indicated that they are at least “sometimes” finding it difficult to obtain needed PPE. Over 40% of the physician respondents have indicated that it takes them at least 4 weeks to get their PPE from when they order it; while 53% of the physician respondents said the cost of PPE has gone up by at least 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, and nearly 1/3 have said the cost has gone up by more than 50%.

Of greatest concern, 1/3 of the physician respondents indicated that the lack of available/affordable PPE has adversely impacted their ability to care for their patients. The survey results indicate that further government intervention is urgently needed to help make PPE more widely available to our community physician practices.

We look forward to working with Senator Schumer and our New York Congressional Delegation on measures such as that announced today to help expand this availability so that patient care is not disrupted or delayed due to these shortages.

(See AMA Project N95 article below to order PPE if you are an AMA member.)


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MSSNY President Speaks About Physicians’ Efforts to Combat Misinformation During The COVID-19 Pandemic
MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack spoke to Spectrum News Buffalo ‘s Captial Report about physicians’ efforts to combat misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In New York, Dr. Litvack said that while physicians are facing an increase in coronavirus cases, they also have to confront misinformation about how dangerous the virus is, how the virus spreads, and the importance of different public health measures aimed at stopping the spread of the virus.


AMA Collaborates with Project N95 Again to Make PPE Available to AMA Members
The American Medical Association (AMA) is collaborating with Project N95 (a not-for-profit, National COVID-19 Clearinghouse) again to make quality-certified personal protective equipment (PPE) available exclusively for AMA members to purchase with no minimum.  

To place an order: 

Go here to begin the process. Please note that Project N95 has updated its website, so the order process has changed.

  • Order deadline:

The deadline to place an order is Monday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. Central time.

  • Available equipment(we are offering two new products (duck bill respirator, face shield))
  • Makrite 9500 N95 Surgical Respirator; size S
  • Makrite 9500 N95 Surgical Respirator;size M/L
  • Makrite 910-N95FMX Surgical Respirator (Duck Bill)
  • AAMI Level 1 Isolation Gown
  • Face Shield 2/ Elastic and Foam Headband
  • Bundle (1 box M/L Surg Respirator, 1 box S Surg Respirator, 3 bags Isolation Gowns)

All orders will be aggregated and shipped no later than December 26, via UPS ground.  Gowns and face shields may start shipping as early as December 8. Respirators ship on December 21 and the bundle ships December 26.


MSSNY in Crain’s: Physicians Urge against Looming Medicare Cuts
The Medical Society of the State of New York last week issued a statement in support of New York congressional members—both Democrats and Republicans—who signed a letter urging legislation to prevent double-digit Medicare cuts in 2021.

Dr. Bonnie Litvack, president of the medical society, said in a statement that the proposed decreases could “significantly, adversely impact access to care to many seniors.” The group, she added, earlier this month also joined with eight other northeastern state medical associations in sending a letter urging Congress to pass legislation to prevent the cuts.

Litvack said they “could not come at a worse time as we again confront a surge in Covid-19 cases and practices have not fully recovered from record drops in patient visits.”

The cuts are tied to a proposed change by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The medical societies noted in their letter to congressional leaders that the rule would increase payments for evaluation and management codes, which are needed. At the same time, however, CMS is bound by statute to remain budget neutral, needing to offset any increases by making corresponding decreases.

To meet the requirement, CMS has proposed a nearly 11% decrease to the conversion factor that determines all Medicare payment rates, the medical societies noted.

“These cuts will be harmful to primary care physicians and other medical specialty types,” the group wrote. “For example, while the positive evaluation and management changes were meant to give primary care providers a significant increase, having a conversion factor decrease of 11% means that those benefits are diminished—especially in the face of increased cost and decreased reimbursements during the pandemic.”

The proposed rule would bring extreme cuts to many specialties—8% for critical care, 9% for cardiac surgery, 11% for radiology and 8% for anesthesiology, they noted.

“Many of these physicians are the same ones that are on the front lines of Covid-19 and cannot withstand further cuts of this magnitude,” the medical societies reiterated in their letter. “We urge you to work together to pass legislation to waive the statutory budget neutrality requirements to avoid these cuts.”


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AMA Announces New CPT Codes For COVID-19 Immunizations
The AMA on November 10 announced a handful of new CPT codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccine products and immunization administration.

The code release includes two vaccine product codes and four vaccine administration codes. These new CPT codes will allow healthcare providers to report and track the administration of these COVID-19 vaccines once they receive approval or an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. The codes will go into effect at that time.

The vaccine codes are linked to products manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. They are:

  • 91300, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (COVID-19) vaccine, mRNA-LNP, spike protein, preservative free, 30 mcg/0.3 mL dosage, diluent reconstituted, for intramuscular use. Vaccine manufacturer: Pfizer Inc.
  • 91301, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine, mRNA-LNP, spike protein, preservative free, 100 mcg/0.5 mL dosage, for intramuscular use. Vaccine manufacturer: Moderna Inc.

Each vaccine product code is linked with a pair of vaccine administration codes, which correspond to first and second doses.

For the 91300 product code, providers would report:

  • 0001A, immunization administration by intramuscular injection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) vaccine, mRNA-LNP, spike protein, preservative free, 30 mcg/0.3 mL dosage, diluent reconstituted; first dose
  • 0002A, …; second dose

For the 91301 product code, providers would report:

  • 0011A, immunization administration by intramuscular injection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine, mRNA-LNP, spike protein, preservative free, 100 mcg/0.5 mL dosage; first dose
  • 0012A, second dose

The AMA says that it is critical that the codes “are available prior to the public availability of the vaccines to facilitate updating of healthcare electronic systems across the U.S.” November 16, 2020 Medicare Web


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Dr. Monica Sweeney Receives AMA Spirit of Medicine Award
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Board of Directors have named Dr. Monica Sweeney as a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Medicine Awards.

In her notification to Dr. Sweeney of her Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award, Dr. Jacqueline A. Bello, the AMAF President, stated:

“This annual awards program honor physicians who represent the highest values of altruism, compassion and dedication to patient care. The caliber of our nominees was awe-inspiring, and your selection from such an impressive group speaks volumes in recognizing your dedication to the profession of medicine. As an Excellence in Medicine Awards recipient, you will be honored during an awards ceremony hosted by the AMA Foundation in 2021 (date TBD). In addition, this award comes with an AMA Foundation grant of $2,500 to the organization of Dr. Sweeney’s choosing.”

Dr. Sweeney has been an active member of MSSNY since 1989. She currently serves on MSSNY’s Committee to Eliminate Health Disparities, Infectious Diseases Committee, Task Force on End of Life Care, and Women Physicians Committee. She previously served as a delegate to MSSNY’s House of Delegates and on the Preventative Medicine and Family Health Committee and the Rural Subcommittee.


Phil Schuh MSSNY CEO

MSSNY EVP Is Recipient of AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award
Phil Schuh, CPA, has been MSSNY’s Executive Vice President and CFO since 2010 and head of MSSNY’s Finance Division for the previous 20 years. He has been an innovator, mediator, and financial wizard during challenging times. Phil is also a Founding Board Member of the prestigious Physicians Foundation, where he meets with other key state medical society leaders to collaborate on solutions endemic to all. Phil is also the CEO of MSSNY’s Empire State Medical, Scientific & Educational Foundation, Inc.

As Phil stated in his AMA speech, “I want to thank the New York Delegation, MSSNY’s leadership and staff for allowing me to be part of their lives. My job has provided me the opportunity to work with many AMA delegates. I am always amazed at the intensity and focus that you bring to the table.”

Mr. Schuh will be retiring from MSSNY at the end of 2020.


Don’t Wait, Apply Now! 2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception and Interoperability Hardship Exception Applications are Due Dec. 31

Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application & COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all clinicians across the United States and territories. However, CMS recognizes that not all practices have been impacted by COVID-19 to the same extent. For the 2020 performance year, CMS will be using our Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy to allow MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups to submit an application requesting reweighting of one or more MIPS performance categories to 0% due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

If you have any concerns about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on your performance data, including cost measures, for the 2020 performance period, submit an application now and be sure to cite COVID-19 as the reason for your application.

If you have an approved application, you can still receive scores for the Quality, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability performance categories if you submit data. If the cost performance category is included in your approved application, you will not be scored on cost measures even if other data are submitted.

Learn more in the 2020 Exceptions Applications Fact Sheet.

Note: CMS has proposed to allow APM Entities to apply to reweight MIPS performance categories as a result of extreme and uncontrollable circumstances, such as the public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more in the 2021 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Overview Fact Sheet.

MIPS Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exceptions

MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups may qualify for a re-weighting of the Promoting Interoperability performance category to 0% if they:

  • Are a small practice;
  • Have decertified EHR technology;
  • Have insufficient Internet connectivity;
  • Face extreme and uncontrollable circumstances such as disaster, practice closure, severe financial distress, or vendor issues; or
  • Lack control over the availability of CEHRT.

Note: If you are already exempt from reporting Promoting Interoperability data, you don’t need to apply.

How do I Apply?

New for 2020: You must have a HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) account to complete and submit an exception application on behalf of yourself, or another MIPS eligible clinician, group, virtual group or APM Entity. For more information on HARP accounts, please refer to the Register for a HARP Account document in the QPP Access User Guide.

Once you register for a HARP account, sign in to qpp.cms.gov, select ‘Exceptions Applications’ on the left-hand navigation, select ‘Add New Exception,’ and select ‘Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception’ or ‘Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception.’

How do I Know if I Am Approved? If you apply for either of the exceptions, you will be notified by email if your request was approved or denied. If approved, this will also be added to your eligibility profile on the QPP Participation Status Tool, but may not appear in the tool until the submission window is open in 2021.

For More Information

Questions? Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or by e-mail at: QPP@cms.hhs.gov. To receive assistance more quickly, please consider calling during non-peak hours—before 10:00 a.m. and after 2:00 p.m. ET.


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Calling All MSSNY Social Media Ambassadors!
MSSNY has created a gallery of social media assets for both our Peer to Peer (P2P) program, which offers physicians, residents, and medical students an opportunity to talk with a peer about life stressors, and our “Masking Up” campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Please download and share to your social media accounts to help get the word out:

Tag us @mssnytweet and @mssnygram and use one or more of the following hashtags in your posts: #MSSNY, #MSSNYStrong, #P2P #MaskUpNY #MaskUpAmerica.

Click HERE to view the flyer and register for the program!

When:                 November 23, 2020 at 7:30 am
Faculty:               Jack McIntyre, MD

Educational Objectives:

  • Address the causes and warning signs of suicide and suicidal behavior among veterans
  • Explore evidence-based diagnostic, intervention and treatment options
  • Identify barriers to identification and treatment in military culture and methods to overcome them

For more information, contact Jangmu Sherpa at jsherpa@mssny.org or call (518) 465-8085

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.

If you missed the TBI in Returning Veterans webinar on November 3rd, you can now view it online at https://cme.mssny.org/.  

MSSNY’s Peer to Peer (P2P) Program

Last weekend we heard of the suicide death of a physician at North Shore University Hospital. MSSNY has been working hospital officials to make sure that all personnel have resources available to reach out and get help or speak with a peer if needed.  Since this tragedy may have impacted many of our colleagues, MSSNY wants to let you know that you are not alone.

The Medical Society of the State of New York offers to physicians, residents, and medical students an opportunity to talk with a peer about some of life stressors. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the emotional issues related to this event, may also be troubling for our colleagues.   MSSNY now has over 40 peer supporters trained to support their colleagues

If you or someone you know is struggling with everyday life stressors, reach out to the P2P program to be connected with a peer supporter to help!

Email: P2P@mssny.org or phone: 1-844-P2P-PEER (1-844-727-7337) and request that you be connected with a peer supporter.


Veterans Matters: Suicide in Veterans Webinar
The Medical Society of the State of New York is hosting a CME live webinar entitled Veterans Matters: Suicide in Veterans on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:30 am.

Click HERE to view the flyer and register for the program!

When:           November 23, 2020 at 7:30 am
Faculty:        Jack McIntyre, MD

Educational Objectives:

  • Address the causes and warning signs of suicide and suicidal behavior among veterans
  • Explore evidence-based diagnostic, intervention, and treatment options
  • Identify barriers to identification and treatment in military culture and methods to overcome them

For more information, contact Jangmu Sherpa at jsherpa@mssny.org or call (518) 465-8085

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 </a.of their participation in the activity.


Registration Now Open 
Veterans Healthcare Training Conference
Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative: ½ Day Virtual Conference
Saturday, December 5th @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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The Medical Society of the State of New York, New York State Psychiatric Association and the New York State Chapter of National Association of Social Workers is hosting a joint ½ day virtual conference on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 8:30 am to 11:30 am. .

Register HERE for the program! Click HERE to view the flyer.
View the Agenda HERE.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of mental health responses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and suicidal ideation in veteran patients
  • Review relevant statistics related to the veteran population, including their access to and use of healthcare
  • Recognize the importance of primary care specialists and community mental health providers in screening individuals for military service
  • Discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health of veteran patients 

Panel 1: 9:15 – 10:10 am.

The Challenges: The Health & Mental Health Issues Facing Veterans & Their Families Amid Pandemic, & Efforts to Address, Including VMHTI .

Keynote Speaker: Joe Geraci, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army; LMHC
Panelists: Frank Dowling, MD (MSSNY)
Gretchen Foley, MD
Sharon Bailey, Major, USAF (Ret.), LCSW-R.
Invited legislators: Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Gunther.

This panel will focus on challenges faced by veterans, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including factors that exacerbate mental health and substance use disorder, suicidal ideation, and self-medication trends..

The focus of this panel will be to discuss short term impacts that have emerged as a result of COVID-19, as well as longer-term effects of global fear, stress, and isolation, including the re-triggering of Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms..

Speakers will review current statistics related to the pandemic and cultural factors that may cause or heighten anxiety and/or depression symptoms, as well as efforts that have been put in place to address and manage these challenges. Keynote Speaker, Moderator, and Panelists will include Veterans, Physicians, and Mental Health Experts in the Field of Veteran Services.

Panel 2: 10:30 – 11:20 am.

What Has Helped: The Successes, Including Veterans Sharing What Has Made a Difference in Transition, & Clinicians Sharing Best Practices for Identification,
Treatment & Referral .

Panelists: Malene Ingram, MD & Colonel, U.S. Army (MSSNY)

Marianne Goodman, MD
Mike Shurmatz, U.S. Army (Ret.), LMSW
Ben Pomerance, Esq., Deputy Director for Program Development for NYS Division
of Veterans’ Affairs.

Invited Legislators: Senator Brooks, Assemblywoman Barrett

This panel will be a continuation from Panel 1 (The Challenges) and will subsequently focus on what has been most helpful for veterans who have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what that brings up for them.

Speakers will discuss what is most effective in terms of improving overall mental health, decreasing anxiety, minimizing substance misuse, and reducing the risk and prevalence of suicide in the veteran community.  Speakers will share what practices have been most effective, as well as what areas to focus on for screening, treatment, and best-fit referrals.

This panel will discuss what has proven to be successful, in order to pave the way for, and build upon, positive outcomes for veterans seeking care. Keynote Speaker, Moderator, and Panelists will include Veterans, Physicians, and Mental Health Experts in the Field of Veteran Services..

For more information, contact Jangmu Sherpa at jsherpa@mssny.org or call (518) 465-8085..

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 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration Now Open for Steps to Physician Wellness and Resiliency
Registration is now open for Steps to Physician Wellness and Resiliency on December 10th from 7:30-8:30 am.

Frank Dowling, MD will serve as faculty for this webinar.

Educational Objectives are:

  • Review the warning signs that stress, depression, anxiety, or substance use may impact work or personal life
  • Identify strategies to increase personal empowerment toward making positive change, including self-assessment tools
  • Recognize self-monitoring strategies for stress-related problems and know when to seek professional assistance

Register by clicking here.  Please click here to view the flyer for this program.

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

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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