One news article reported: "New York doctors are treating ObamaCare like the plague." (9) The president of MSSNY
's First Branch includes all five boroughs of New York City.
Foy re-asserted MSSNY's support for a fundamental change in the malpractice situation through a "compensatory system" whereby medical claims would be handled by a tiered administrative board.
According to Foy, MSSNY believes that the cap on pain and suffering could lead to more stable malpractice insurance rates in New York, which, he said, has the nation's second highest premiums.
One of the society's main objections is the requirement to disclose HMO disciplinary information, some of which will be reported under limited circumstances, said MSSNY
spokesman Michael S.
"Maybe I was too naive," one audience member recalls, "but I was looking for a spirited debate." (According to Michael Delaney of MSSNY, state health officials declined to attend.)
According to Upjohn spokeswoman Florence Steinberg, "The committee has sent out mailings on a variety of issues." She acknowledged that Gross Townsend "helped put together the materials" in the symposium package but added, "The committee and MSSNY are totally separate."
We've been told, as in a free practice assessment offer from the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), how useful the EMR will be in the event of a national disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.
The "free" assessment promoted by MSSNY will provide trained professionals to help doctors incorporate the EMR, e-prescribing, and e-clinical decision-making.
However, the New York State Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY
) said the rate increase bodes ill for New York patients.