The Medical Society of the County of Albany

Your physicians caring for the Capital Region of the State of New York

It is no secret that ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”) are becoming the go to place for physicians to perform procedures as opposed to hospitals as physicians attempt to increase revenue and align with hospitals. As per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an ASC is defined as follows: “any distinct entity that operates [...]

NYS Budget Summary(0)

As you have read, the budget bills are now in print. The Legislature will begin passing bills early Monday morning. Below is a comprehensive summary of the Out of Network language. We were also very successful on all of the other budget issues on which MSSNY advocated on behalf of organized medicine and your patients. [...]

Information Regarding the Holding of April 2014 Claims for Services Paid Under the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule(0)

The 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule stipulated a negative update to the MPFS that was to be effective January 1, 2014. That reduction was averted for three months with the passage of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which provided for a 0.5 percent update for services paid under the [...]

StatLaw NY(0)

Federal Regulators Looking to Improve Testing of Generic Medications: Issues regarding safety concerns over generic medications produced overseas were raised at a recent briefing in Washington. Specifically, some generic heart medications produced by companies based in India do not work in the same way as their brand-name counterpart. Preston Mason, a researcher at Brigham & [...]

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