MSSNY President Shares his thoughts on the Recent Wrongful Death Liability Bill
Parag Metha, MD, President- Medical Society of the State of New York
"The recent legislation would exponentially increase the damages that are awardable under New York’s wrongful-death statute. One actuarial study concluded the increased damages and the new lawsuits this bill would trigger would increase liability insurance costs for New York’s doctors and hospitals by nearly 40 percent."
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the CY 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule. American Medical Association (AMA) staff are thoroughly analyzing the 2400+ page rule and will provide a comprehensive summary in the near future. Notably, the 2022 Medicare conversion factor will be reduced by approximately 3.85% from 34.8931 (2021) to 33.5983. This is largely a result of the expiration of a 3.75% increase to the conversion factor at the end of calendar year 2021, as averted in 2021 by Congressional action. The AMA continues to strongly advocate for Congress to avert this significant cut and extend the 3.75% increase for 2022, as it further compounds the growing financial instability of physician practices due to the severe reduction in revenue caused by the continued COVID-19 PHE.
The text of the proposed rule can be accessed at: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/current
Link to the Physician Fee Schedule Fact Sheet: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/calendar-year-cy-2022-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-final-rule
Link to the QPP Fact Sheet and related material: https://qpp-cm-prod-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/1654/2022%20Quality%20Payment%20Program%20Final%20Rule%20Resources.zip
Mix-and-Match Covid Boosters: Why They Just Might Work
The F.D.A. may authorize booster shots of vaccines different from the ones that Americans originally received. The science behind the move is promising.
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Information on Obtaining and Using TPOXX (Tecovirimat) for Treatment of Poxvirus (Monkey Pox)
Covid Treatments We Can Stop Talking About
A randomized control trial of Metformin, Ivermectin, and Fluvoxamine for COVID 19 Pneumonia
From the New England Journal of Medicine
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The bill contains provisions that benefit doctors and medical practices.
MSSNY Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund
September Health Campaigns
(World Suicide Prevention Day - Sept 10)
New PPP Loan Parcel & Extended Tax Provisions Packaged In 2021 COVID Relief Bill
Fuoco Group presents this information to the members of the Medical Society as a member benefit.
Extension and Enhancement of PPP Loans
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, makes available an additional $284 billion in PPP loans.
What does the “ACT” mean for you and your practice? Click HERE to learn more.