1.5% Across the Board (ATB) Medicaid Payment Reductions

May 21, 2020

The New York State Health Department announced on May 19th, 2020 that it was reducing Medicaid payments by 1.5%, effective for dates of service April 2, 2020 and after. With a 1% cut having already been imposed for claims with dates of service between January 1, 2020 and April 1, 2020, physicians can expect that…

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NYS Tax Department Issues Guidance Extending the Temporary Authorization to Accept Digital Signatures

May 21, 2020

“Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order extending the temporary authorization for the Department of Taxation and Finance to accept digital signatures in place of handwritten signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of tax liability. To view the guidance issued, visit N-20-5, Temporary Authorization to Use Digital Signatures on Certain Documents Due to the…

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Department of Health Weekly Health Care Provider Webinar 5/21

May 20, 2020

Please join the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) Thursday, May 21st at 1:00PM-2:00PM for a weekly COVID-19 update for healthcare providers. To accommodate the large number of participants, the weekly webinar will be streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYS Department of Health COVID website for providers.Past calls can also be viewed on the…

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NYS DOH Guidance for Elective Surgery and Non-Urgent Procedures in Ambulatory Settings

May 19, 2020

The New York State Department of Health has issued guidance regarding the resumption of elective surgery in the 49 counties across New York State where such surgery has been permitted, including in Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) and Office Based Surgery practices (OBS). CLICK HERE to read the article.

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Nassau County Medical Society Webinar on May 21

May 19, 2020

The Nassau County Medical Society/Nassau Academy of Medicine will be having a webinar on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00pm featuring Guest Speaker Dr. David A. Hirschwerk (Attending-Infectious Diseases, Executive Vice Chair-Dept. of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital/LIJ Medical Center) CLICK HERE for the Zoom Webinar Link.

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Peer to Peer Program

May 18, 2020
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SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

May 18, 2020

“On Friday, May 15th the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

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Be Safe, Wear a Mask

May 18, 2020
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What is Different Now vs. Early March?

May 15, 2020
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Health Advisory: Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19 Interim Case Definition in New York State

May 14, 2020

“Recently a possible link has been reported between COVID-19 and Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) temporally associated with COVID-19. As of May 12th , 102 suspect cases of PMIS have been reported by hospitals in New York State and are under investigation by the New York State Department of Health. Suspect and confirmed cases of…

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