RADIOLOGY SURCHARGE BILL DEFEATED
Following the lobbying efforts of the New York State Radiological Society, MSSNY, New York State specialty societies, and The Emergency Coalition to Save Cancer Imaging, the Governor’s proposal to impose a surcharge on HMO’s for radiological and surgical services was not included in the Budget bills passed to date, and is not included in the Revenue Bill (A.9710-D) that passed the Assembly and Senate.
The New York State Radiological Society has a long history of actively representing the specialty of Radiology including significant involvement in legislative issues. Because of our legislative successes, the NYSRS has been awarded the Governmental Relations Award from the American College of Radiology for the past six years.
Updated Jan 31, 2010
The Department of Health has requested each medical specialty society to inform its members that they should be sure to comply with a state law that took effect a year ago which requires each physician to update his or her profile information within the six months prior to the expiration date of such physician’s registration period, as a condition of registration renewal at the State Education Department. The profile update is to be provided to the Department of Health.
That law further provides that the State Education Department may not re-register any physician unless he or she includes with the re-registration application an attestation made under penalty of perjury that he or she has, within the six months prior to submission of the re-registration application, updated his or her physician profile.