Dear members, colleagues and friends, due to the current situation, we are taking measures to enforce the safety and health of our staff and others. It is best that you communicate with us via email at ERTripp@QueensMedicalSociety.org, GBurgos@QueensMedicalSociety.org or QMS@QueensMedicalSociety.org . Please do not hesitate to email us regarding your needs. Stay safe.


Join as a member in 2021!

Click HERE for Updated Information About COVID-19

Plan to join us Jan. 6-8 and Feb. 23-24, 2021

The 2021 AMA State Advocacy Summit (SAS) and the 2021 AMA

National Advocacy Conference (NAC) will be held virtually—and we

hope you can join us. We wanted you to be among the first to know.  

Registration now open!

Register now and mark your calendars for SAS Jan. 6-8 and NAC

Feb. 23-24, 2021. If you register to attend both meetings, you’ll

get a $50 discount. Speakers will include AMA leadership,

the Administration, federal and state lawmakers, and other physician

and patient advocates. Stay tuned for more details.

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1.19.21 MSSNY Lobby Day Flyer 2021.pdf

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  Join MSSNY’s Virtual Lobby Day     on March 2!  Please plan to put aside   Tuesday, March 2 for MSSNY’s Annual       Physician Advocacy   Day – this time Virtual! To register, click here: Webinar Registration Zoom.Webinar Registration – Zoom

The format will follow previous years formats, where assembled physicians and allies will hear from legislative leaders in the morning (this year via Zoom), and then have virtual visits with their respective legislators in the afternoon.

With the Governor and the State Legislature needing to create tens of billions of savings to the State Budget, any number of healthcare programs of interest to physicians could be on the table, not to mention concerns with the numerous proposals to inappropriately expand the scope of practice for various non-physicians as well as numerous proposals to mandate how physicians provide care to their patients.

Please plan to join hundreds of colleagues from around the State on March 2!


New York City Department of Health Issues Standing Isolation Order for Purposes of New York State Emergency Sick Leave Law | Law and the Workplace  Guidance for the Distribution of Pulse Oximeters to Patients at Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19. Learn More HERE.

MEDICARE  PHYSICIAN PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS FOR 2021. Learn more HERE through the AMA Summary of Select Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.


UPCOMING EVENT

Comitia Minora Leadership Meeting

February 2, 2021 via Zoom. Registration Required.

Free CME Activity AMA PRA Category .5 CME Credit™

Live Presentation by:

Lorraine Giordano, MD, FACEP, FAADM

Medical Society of the County of Queens, Inc., Trustee and Academy of Medicine of Queens County, CME Co-Chair

"End of Life Guidance."

All Members Welcome!


Guidance Program Effective January 12, 2021 for NYS COVID-19 Vaccination 


Physicians, Residents, Students and Retired Physicians Who Would Like to Volunteer to Provide COVID-19 Immunizations

The Medical Society of the State of New York encourages the physician community to volunteer to provide COVID-19 Immunizations to residents of New York State. The first step in this process is by signing up for ServNY.


Financial Stress of COVID Continues to Cripple Medical Practices

A survey by the Physicians Foundation estimated that 8% of all physician practices nationally — around 16,000 — have closed under the stress of the pandemic. Many physicians are leaving medicine entirely because of the pandemic, and according to a survey from Medscape, almost 25% of doctors are considering retiring early.

According to the AMA the average physician has experienced a 32% drop in revenue since February of 2020. Patients staying away due to pandemic fears cause revenues to drop, but overhead remains the same, and the cost of PPE has been added on top of it. Telehealth services have not been able to completely replace dollars that were lost. Some who had emergency reserves to weather the storm has seen those reserves depleted. Many eligible for government loans have little or nothing left moving into 2021.

Even dental practices are feeling the squeeze. Patient visits are halved, and staggered. Now air purifiers and sneeze guards are de rigueur, as is PPE for staff. Rent and utility bills still come due, but PPP money is mostly gone. Some patients that need treatment are nervous about finances or out of work so they are looking for lower cost alternatives to expensive implants and dental work.

Burnout is taking even more of a toll on healthcare providers than before the pandemic, and financial stress is certainly a contributor. The COVID crisis has affected short term revenue, but if your financial position is solid, chances are you will emerge stronger in the long term. There are strategies healthcare providers can pursue to weather the financial storm of the pandemic. HERE are 6 steps to take right now that will have a BIG impact on your medical practice!


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.


January Health Awareness Campaigns

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defect Prevention Month

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