Issues in Telemedicine

A very hot topic today is telemedicine. This has been brought about in no small part by the New York insurance parity laws that became effective on Jan. 1, 2016, whereby payors now had to pay for a service delivered by telemedicine in the same manner the payor would have paid for that service if performed in a face-to-face encounter.

MSSNY’s 2017 Legislative Program

When the 2017 session of the New York State Legislature opens in early January, those who carefully follow action or inaction in Albany will be waiting to learn what Governor Andrew Cuomo will include in his State of the State Address and proposed state budget. The annual battle of the budget will be the major focus of state legislators and others for the next three months.

Bright Future For MLMIC

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, in business since July 1, 1975, is in the process of becoming part of National Indemnity Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffett...


Upstate Medical University Builds Central New York’s Comprehensive Cancer Care Destination

Upstate Medical University’s Upstate Cancer Center — Central New York’s only academic-affiliated cancer institution — is pursuing a long-term growth plan that matches requirements for National Cancer Institute cancer center designation. Its team has already begun programmatic expansion coordinated with its robust research, leading-edge technology and multidisciplinary model of care.

Population Health Improvement at HealtheConnections

Many healthcare providers think of HealtheConnections as the RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization) for the region, and associate the organization with the specific services that help them access their patients’ records. In fact, HealtheConnections takes part in a broader set of activities in service of the Triple Aim’s better care, better health and lower healthcare costs.