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Annual District II Meeting
October 17th - 19th
Grand Hyatt New York
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Annual District II Meeting Now Open!
Showcase your research project during this year's Annual District Meeting (ADM) being held October 17-19, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt, New York, New York. Contest prizes include a $1,000 travel stipend for the 2015 ACM and a $1,000 cash prize. Click here for complete information.
SMI Maternal Safety Bundles now available.
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ACOG District II Update eNewsletter
Click here to read the July 2014 issue of District II's
ACOG Statement Supports OTC Contraception, Decries Political Uses
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reiterated its support for "making oral contraceptives available over-the-counter. OTC availability of oral contraceptives will help more women get the contraceptives they need, which have long been proven safe enough to use without a prescription — especially emergency contraception," according to a statement released Tuesday.
New app streamlines GBS guidelines interpretation [FREE at iTunes Store and Google Play]
In a busy medical practice, it can be challenging to implement the latest evidence-based guidelines consistently. Prevent Group B Strep (GBS), a new standalone application available through CDC’s iTunes Store and online, simplifies implementation of the latest guidelines for prevention of GBS disease. Newborn and obstetric providers will be prompted to input specific clinical information (a maximum of 12 questions) and receive patient-specific GBS management recommendations at the point-of-care. Click here for more...
StatLaw New York, June 15, 2014:
- Register to Review Your "Open Payment" Data (Sunshine Act)
- Medicare Overpaid Billions for Office Visits and Evaluations,
- AMA Adopts Policy on Telemedicine Requiring In-State
- NYS DOH to Pursue Misconduct Charges Against Physicians
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NY to Provide at Cost Medicaid Reimbursement for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
ACOG DII is excited to announce that New York will become the 5th state in the country to provide at cost Medicaid reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) when provided as an inpatient post-partum service. This includes all IUDs and contraceptive implants. DII has secured new carve out reimbursement codes that will be retroactive to April 1, 2014 dates of service. Click here to access the NYSDOH eMed announcement for the codes.
DII has been working with the New York State and the New York City Departments of Health for over a year to address barriers to the utilization of LARC, specifically the cost and lack of reimbursement. We will continue to urge the managed care plans to accept the new reimbursement codes and to obtain CMS approval for reimbursement of LARC devices immediately post-abortion.
Medicare Payment Data Now Subject to the Freedom of Information Act
Find out why patients are now entitled to know how much Medicare payments physicians receive when this information was previously considered private.
Preventing Preterm Birth - Education Video Series
Preterm birth continues to be a major health challenge in the U.S. despite efforts to reduce it. These clinical education videos on the Short Cervix and 17OHPC address preterm birth while tackling important questions and clinical scenarios.