Serving New York and Bermuda
ACOG District II Advisory Council Meeting
Attendance by Invitation Only
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
ACOG DII office, 152 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Click here to view your Advisory Council Representatives
ACOG District II Update eNewsletter
Click here to read the January 2014 issue of District II's
ICD-10 Coding Workshop: Preparing for the New World in Coding
Be prepared for changes in coverage, practice & billing from ICD-10-CM, the Affordable Care Act, and Electronic Health Records.
This Workshop is being offered at convenient locations:
** March 27 - Westchester ** ** March 28 - Long Island **
** April 10 - Albany ** ** May 16 - Rochester **
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Meet Sandra, who just turned 50. Sandra was surprised when her doctor recommended that she get screened for colon cancer. She feels fine, so why should she get tested? Colon polyps and early colon cancers often cause no symptoms. Getting screened for colon cancer can
help you find this disease early, and even prevent it altogether – so you can stay healthy for the people you love. For more information about colon cancer screening, please visit http://www.nyulmc.org/colonscreening
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.
Influenza Updates from the New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
January 2014 Influenza Advisory #1
Epi Data Brief January 2014, #38
A Major Opportunity for Ob/Gyns: Improving Awareness of CardioVascular Disease Among Women
Mary L. Rosser, MD, PhD1 and Allison Brusati, MD2 - Depts of 1Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health and 2Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
(Presented at the American Heart Association's Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, November 2013)
"We believe these findings reveal a significant opportunity to broaden the definition and scope of the Ob/Gyn. Our study demonstrates that the population of women that relies on Ob/Gyns for primary care has the least awareness (young, non-white, lower income and education level) of heart disease and is receiving less education about heart health from their Ob/Gyn.
Not only could the Ob/Gyn make an impact on the epidemic of cardiovascular disease in women, but on other chronic diseases as well. Early and frequent education for prevention and early intervention is crucial."
Mary L. Rosser, MD, PhD
I-Stop Law Requirement
The “duty to consult” the NYS Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) database went into effect on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 for all prescribers who prescribe Schedules II, III, IV drugs for patients. It is vitally important that physicians obtain a health commerce system (HCS) account in order to access the PMP. Click here for detailed information.
NY's Health Benefit Exchange - Important Update
New York’s Health Benefit Exchange has officially opened its doors. In accordance to the Affordable Care Act, the Exchange provides a virtual marketplace where individuals and small businesses can review, choose and apply for health insurance. Click here for a listing of the official "nystateofhealth" marketplaces. For additional questions or information, please contact ACOG DII’s Director of Government Relations, Kathryn Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.