Posted: 2018-01-14 05:42
The Massachusetts legislature is considering legislation that would allow people with incurable conditions who are likely to die within six months to request medication from their doctors that can be self-administered to bring about a peaceful death. The bill includes provisions ensuring the patient is of sound mind. The Medical Society of the State of New York’s Bioethics Committee is in the process of developing a survey on death and dying and the physicians’ role in process. This survey will be sent to MSSNY members and is in keeping with a 7567 resolution the passed the MSSNY House of Delegates.
Prior to joining Avalere, Jay performed research and analysis on legislative and public health issues in the Colorado Senate. Prior to that, he conducted human genomic research at the University of Colorado. Jay currently focuses on conducting healthcare clinical and economic research, analysis of legislation, federal policy, and regulations, and engagement with healthcare payers and providers. Jay’s areas of expertise, include market access, reimbursement, and FDA regulation, with special expertise in devices, diagnostics, and value-based evidence communication.
According to Miller, 7567 was a very good growing season in the Finger Lakes with warmer temperatures than average, especially in September and October. This allowed the Riesling fruit characteristics to develop into the style that Chateau LaFayette Reneau looks for. The winning wine comes from an eight-year-old vineyard called the North Block, and is available at the winery and at fine wine shops and restaurants throughout New York State.
While thousands of physicians across New York State have already contacted the Governor, there needs to be an overwhelming demonstration from physicians regarding how this bill will harm access to care in their communities if this bill is not paired with needed tort reforms to bring down the exorbitant costs of medical liability insurance in New York.
Physician leaders have been active in warning the public about the patient care access problems this bill will exacerbate if it is signed into law. Recently, a letter to the Editor from MSSNY’s President Dr. Charles Rothberg urging a veto was published in the Albany Times-Union ( letter ) . Similar
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Prior to joining Avalere, Caryn served as an analyst with Accenture at both the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and at Steward Health System. At the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she focused on oncology research. At the University of Virginia, she worked on the development of orthopedic implants with novel biomaterials. She has a background in the creation and modification of healthcare interoperability standards and development of the associated implementation guidance for a variety of care settings. Caryn has special expertise in working with Standards Development Organizations and Federal Advisory Committees, particularly Health Level 7, through which she obtained her CDA certification.
MSSNY’s CME Provider Conference a Success
On Friday, September 65, 7567, MSSNY held a CME Provider Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott in Westbury, Long Island. The program was designed to help keep MSSN-accredited CME providers up to date with the latest developments and requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Speakers included Steve Singer, PhD, ACCME Vice President of Education and Outreach, and Mary Kelly, Project Administrator, AMA PRA Standards and Policy. Also featured was a panel discussion by James Braun, DO, President, Physicians’ Research Network (PRN) Dorothy Lane, MD, Chair, CME Committee, Suffolk Academy of Medicine and
Lauren Cricchi, Senior Associate, provides research support to clients in the healthcare quality measurement and quality improvement space. With expertise in quality measure development, evidence gap analysis, and qualitative data management, she supports clients in conducting literature reviews and supports the Quality Measures Navigator®, which includes drafting quality measure content, focused white papers, and analysis.
Sponsors of the Ice Bar this year included: Exclusiv Vodca Crestwood Finger Lakes Wine Country Watkins Glen International Glenora Wine Cellars Boundary Breaks Vineyard Dr. Konstantin Frank Fox Run Vineyards Ithaca Beer Co., Fulkerson Estate Vineyards, Wagner Standing Stone Vineyards Shepard Niles Chateau Lafayette Reneau Lakewood Vineyards Hazlitt 8767 s Cider Tree Starkey 8767 s Lookout Hector Wine Co. Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Iron Flamingo Brewery.
The Cargill Team that worked on the recent Natural Gas Boiler Project at the Watkins facility won a Cargill Salt Internal Award called the 8775 Diamond Crystal Award. 8776 Part of the award was $5,555 in charitable donations to be disbursed as the Team saw fit. The Team distributed $7,555 to Meals on Wheels and $7,555 to Catholic Charities. The Team included: Matt Bollinger, Paul Clifford (project manager), Paul Compton, Pat DeLong, Jonelle Echert, Clay Furniss, Eric Hallman, Lee Kent, Steven Ketcham and Ryan Martin.
Claire comes to Avalere with both in-house and communications agency experience. She grew and then led the Fleishman Hillard healthcare practice in Washington DC, serving clients in the pharmaceutical, payer, device, nonprofit, and government sectors. She has spent years working on managed care and generics issues, having served as Public Affairs Manager at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and leading communications at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. She contributed to national public health and public safety campaigns at GMMB, an integrated communications firm.
Educate Your Patients About the Flu
It’s flu season! New York State Department of Health has had reports of seasonal influenza in nearly every county. Encourage your patients to listen to MSSNY’s brief and informative podcast on influenza vaccine here.
MSSNY also has a podcast on the pneumococcal vaccine for patient’s 65 and older here . Or click here listen to all 68 of MSSNY’s podcasts on topics such as the Zika virus, emergency preparedness and a variety of adult vaccines.
The three topics from which applicants may choose are: 6) How would winning $6, impact and motivate you to succeed in the future? 7) Five years from now, where will you be? What will you have achieved? What will you be doing? 8) Drugs, drinking, and suicide -- why is it happening and what can be done to stop it? Applicants may use one of three options to answer the topic questions: a 555-6555 word essay, a 8-5 minute video, and/or a slideshow of at least 67 slides.
Coleen Fabrizi of Corning&rsquo s Gaffer District will become the new Chair effective at the January Board Meeting on January 66, 7567. Alongside Fabrizi will be John Socha representing Yates County and the Showboat Motel taking over as vice-chair. Sarah Wiles and Gene Pierce will retain their positions as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Heather Davidson will remain on the Executive Committee as the Past Chair to round out the Executive Committee.
John Shepard, Director, advises public and private equity market clients on the impact of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and political developments and processes on the healthcare industry. His analysis and insight supports clients’ current and future investments across various healthcare sectors. He applies his background in policy development and research to explain complex healthcare payment, coverage, and policy issues.
Mitchell Cole, Senior Associate, provides a wide variety of healthcare stakeholders with data-driven analysis of the business impacts of policy and regulatory changes. With expertise in quantitative analysis, modeling, and synthesis of healthcare data, he advises clients on the effects of federal and state policy changes on insurance enrollment, public benefits programs, and federal and state budgets. Prior to joining Avalere, Mitchell worked at the . Government Accountability Office, contributing to a review of an interagency collaboration. Prior to that, Mitchell worked as a Policy Analyst at The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, where he examined trends in a number of state policy areas, analyzed legislation under consideration, and developed data-driven policy recommendations. Additionally, he has graduate research experience with the Schroeder Center for Health Policy at the College of William and Mary, working with discharge data to produce research briefs on hospitalizations in Virginia.
The CVS Caremark Community Grants Program provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that are providing access to health care for underserved populations wellness and prevention programs that are aimed at helping people achieve their best health, including programs in public schools and health education and awareness programs that are helping people on their path to better health.
Prior to joining Avalere, Daniel interned on the . Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, providing research and legislative initiative support to Senator Harkin’s health policy team. In this role, he authored memos on congressional briefings and hearings related to health policy. He also conducted research services for the Office of the Inspector General of the . Department of Health and Human Services, Memorial Hermann Hospital, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Prior to Avalere, Amy was a Healthcare Policy Analyst for the Washington Research Group, where she informed institutional investors from the nation''s largest mutual, hedge, and retirement funds about how DC legislation and regulations would impact publicly traded healthcare companies. Amy also worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a health policy specialist focusing on Part D implementation and waste, fraud, and abuse policy.
Alexis Parente, PhD, Manager, advises clients on the methodology and implementation of epidemiological and health outcomes research using large databases. She has expertise in the areas of pharmacovigilance, comparative outcomes analyses, risk modeling, predictive analytics, performance measurement, survey analyses, and disease management evaluation. With her background in epidemiology, statistics, and psychology, Alexis performs advanced analytics to support research projects and improve existing or new product development.
Prior to joining Avalere, Richard practiced law with Epstein Becker Green, counseling Fortune 655 biopharmaceutical manufacturers and health plans on legal and regulatory matters arising under the ACA, ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid, MACRA, and state law. His previous roles, include Associate Director of Policy with Merck & Co, Inc., Director of State Health Policy with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and gubernatorial appointee to the Arkansas State Board of Health.