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Medical Office Space Available at1050 Pittsford-Victor Rd, Bldg B Pittsford, NY 14534. 3,132 SF in Class A office building; second floor suite; build out option available. Rent is $20/sf with negotiable lease terms.Available July 1, 2017. See flyer for more info.

Need to dispose of unused medications? National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 29. Find a collection site near you: http://bit.ly/2o0jjOB

MSSNY training for DEA licensed prescribers

The 2nd New Hope in the Fight Against Lung Cancer, “Promoting Lung Cancer Early Detection to Optimize Patient Outcomes”, is on May 11, 2017, 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm, at the RIT Inn & Conference Center. Presented by the American Lung Association of the Northeast in partnership with Monroe County Medical Society. This educational event is an opportunity for health care professionals to learn about lung cancer screening and the needs of lung cancer survivors [2 hrs CEUs, pending]. More info and registration.

NY State Budget Enacted – MSSNY Advocacy Results in the Removal of Many Problematic Provisions. Thanks to strong advocacy by MSSNY physician leaders, MSSNY member physicians, county medical societies, and the many specialty societies with whom MSSNY works closely, the final Budget enacted DID NOT contain several objectionable provisions that had been opposed by MSSNY. http://bit.ly/2ovtERu

Happy National Doctor's Day! From MCMS Executive Director Christopher Bell: "March 30th, National Doctor’s Day, is a day set aside to show appreciation for the role of America’s physicians in caring for the sick and advancing the art and science of medicine. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the physicians in our community who dedicate their lives to the health and well being of their patients." Read more.

NYSDOH's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement Provides FAQs for Mandatory Prescriber Education.

Effective 3/1/2017, NYS Medicaid has eliminated age restrictions when dispensing non-prescription emergency contraceptive drugs to Medicaid-enrolled females without a written order, per FDA guidelines.

NYS requires that every prescriber who holds a DEA license complete three hours of education every three years on addiction, pain management and palliative care. MSSNY is offering 3 CME webinars on Pain Managment, Palliative Care and Addiction. Course work is required by July 1, 2017. Registration is free for MSSNY Members. 

    MACRA Resources


    Workers' Compensation

    • NYS Workers' Compensation Board Form Submission Guidelines
    • The NYS Workers’ Compensation Board is creating a web-based Medical Portal, enabling users to submit medical information electronically  The first phase of the Medical Portal will be for the electronic submission of C-4-AUTH, MG-1, and MG-2 medical authorization treatment requests. They will be holding 1-hour webinars to demonstrate the Portal.

    Section 1557 Rule

    Antibiotics & Posters

    • Antibiotic Resistance Resources: The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance and antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine. To assist you in your efforts to educate your patients about proper prescribing, the Monroe County DOH and MCMS developed a poster for use in exam and waiting rooms. The poster succinctly communicates needed information on bacteria and viruses and can be printed in either 8 1/2 x 11 or 11/17. There are numerous other promotional products at CDC's web site.  If you are interested in further exploring this topic see information at cdc.gov/getsmart/index.html
    • Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Pleasea CDC brochure for parents explains the difference between bacteria and viruses, what antibiotics are, and how bacteria become resistant. It also answers FAQs about when a child does or does not need an antibiotic.
    • Hand Hygiene Guidelines for healthcare settings.
    • Cover Your Cough poster.


    Opioids and Chronic Pain


    Medical Marijuana

    NYSDOH is offering a 4-hour medical use of marijuana course. Physicians who wish to register with the Department and certify their patients for the Medical Marijuana Program must complete this course, which covers pharmacology of marijuana; contraindications; side effects; adverse reactions; overdose prevention; drug interactions; dosing; routes of administration; risks and benefits; warnings and precautions; and abuse and dependence. Cost: $249. 4.5 hours of CME credit upon successful completion of the course. Access the course here.

    NYS Medical Marijuana FAQs


    • ICD-10 glitch leads CMS to relax physician quality penalties.  The CMS issued a 2-year pass to physicians and group practices due to a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. Only certain specialties and procedures will be impacted by this waiver of negative payment adjustments. The majority of ICD-10-CM coding changes that impacted 2016 PQRS measures were related to diabetes, pregnancy, cardiovascular, oncology, mental health and eye disease diagnosis. More info.
    • ICD-10 - Next Steps for Providers Assessment & Maintenance Toolkit, from CMS
    • CMS Will Reimburse ICD-10 Mistakes During First Year After Transition - StateLaw Q&A from Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C

    Immunization News

    Monroe County Medical Society

    7th District Branch of the Medical Society of the State of New York
    Serving Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates Counties 

    The Park at Allens Creek
    132 Allens Creek Road

    Rochester, New York 14618
    Tel: (585) 473-7573 • Fax: (585) 473-7641

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