Medical Society of New York (MSSNY) Welcomes Governor Cuomo’s Efforts to Expand Telehealth Services in New York

or Immediate Release
January 11, 2021

Medical Society of New York (MSSNY) Welcomes Governor Cuomo’s Efforts to Expand Telehealth Services in New York 

Statement Attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“The physician community welcomes efforts announced by the Governor to expand Telehealth coverage in 2021. The Governor and state agencies took very important steps during the pandemic to help facilitate the ability of patients to receive needed treatment virtually from their physicians. This was not only an important lifeline for these patients and for these practices, it also has helped to significantly transform the delivery of care in the future. MSSNY has been working with a number of different health care advocacy groups in support of legislation that would help to make permanent some of these temporary changes, as well as ensure ‘payment parity’ for delivery of care via Telehealth (http://www.mssnyenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Joint-Telehealth-Letter-FINAL-2021-01-07-18_47_15-1.pdf)

“We look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature on ensuring fair coverage for Telehealth services.”

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.


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