MSSNY Physician Advocacy Day - March 12, 2024 - 7:45-11:00am

Wednesday, February 07, 2024 10:48 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

Please join MSSNY for our annual Physician Advocacy Day, an educational program where physicians can hear from legislative leaders regarding key healthcare issues in New York State, and have the opportunity to pose questions to these leaders. At the conclusion of the program, physicians will join with their colleagues to encourage their senators and assembly members to support legislation that is crucial to their practice and oppose bills that place restrictions and add unreasonable burdens. This year’s event will be held in person at the Lewis Swyer Theater in The Egg (Empire State Plaza) in Albany, and will go from 7:45-11:00am. Breakfast and lunch will be served. We look forward to seeing you there! The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Cr

With February underway, we must get as many physicians as possible to sign up for MSSNY’s Physicians Advocacy Day. There will not be a remote option for this event. Being physically present in Albany will send a direct and impactful message that Zoom cannot achieve. Physicians Advocacy Day will occur Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, at the Empire State Plaza (The Egg) in Albany from 7:45-11:00 am. Physicians will hear from the NYS Health Commissioner, the Assembly and Senate Minority Leaders, and the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Health and Insurance Committees, followed by an informal lunch attended by legislators from your area, followed by the opportunity for legislative visits in the afternoon.

You may be aware of the many threats we face in the Governor's proposed Budget, including requiring physicians to pay 50% of the Excess Medical Malpractice coverage cost, repealing authorization for the MSSNY’s Committee for Physicians Health (CPH) program, expanding the scope of practice for physician assistants, pharmacists, and dentists, and prohibiting physicians from bringing Medicaid Managed Care claims disputes to Independent Dispute Resolution. Enactment of any of these measures would be a disaster. In addition to State Budget issues, we will advocate for policies that address public health threats, reduce medical liability costs, remove barriers to patients accessing needed care, and reduce prior authorization and claim payment hassles.

Please use this link to register for MSSNY’s Physicians Advocacy Day


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software