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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.
ACOG District II Update eNewsletter
Click here to read the March 2014 issue of District II's
The Changing Business Landscape of OB/GYN
Listen and Learn: An ACOG District II Podcast
Recorded April 27, 2013 - Grand Hyatt New York
Because the business of Ob/Gyn is changing, District II organized this conference as a service to our members. Now available in podcast form, hear national and regional experts address a wide range of topics, including new business models for physician practice, trends in practice integration, how health care reform impacts physician practice, guidance on hospital and physician integration/networks, and changes in payment methods.
ACOG committees with newly appointed D2 members:
Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health (College)
Brian W. Thompson, MD II
Committee on Government Affairs (Congress)
Laurie C. Zephyrin, MD, MPH
Committee on Health Economics and Coding (Congress)
John T. Queenan, Jr, MD
Committee on Practice Management (Congress)
Linda Perez, MD
Committee on Professional Liability (Congress)
Jessica M. Atrio, MD
Committee on Scientific Program (College)
Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH
Junior Fellow District Officer Elections
Call for Nominations Now Open
District II is seeking interested, qualified Junior Fellows for Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer for the 2014-2015 term. Click here for complete details.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2014
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.
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 email@example.com.