New York State Psychiatric Association

BNE Notice Requirement for E-Prescribing Exceptions

The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) recently issued new FAQs that clarify the procedures that must be followed when a practitioner issues an oral or written prescription pursuant to certain exceptions to mandatory e-prescribing.  Note that these procedures do not apply if a practitioner has received a one-year waiver from mandatory e-prescribing. 

In order to comply with the notice requirement, practitioners must send an email message to BNE each time one of the following exceptions is used:


NYSPA Provides Testimony on SAFE Act Reporting Requirement 

On May 31, 2013, NYSPA presented testimony at a Senate hearing regarding the impact of the SAFE Act mental health reporting requirement. 


Dr. Kroplick Named NYSOM's Physician of the Year

Lois Kroplick Receiving Award

NYSPA congratulates Lois Kroplick, D.O. on being named 2014 Physician of the Year Award by the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society. The award was presented on February 21st at the President’s Reception during the 2014 Regional Osteopathic Convention.

Dr. Kroplick is the first psychiatrist to have received this honor. Click here to view a copy of Dr. Kroplick's acceptance speech.  


PQRS Clarification

In response to our recent website article on the new PQRS 2015 payment reduction, NYSPA has received several inquiries from members regarding the use of Measure #9 (Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Antidepressant Medication During Acute Phase for Patients with MDD)


Parity Enforcement Project

The Parity Enforcement Project is a joint initiative of NYSPA and the APA intended to provide psychiatrists and their patients with a new approach and new tools to fight back against discriminatory practices by health plans. The central goal of the Project is to identify and challenge existing parity violations, particularly in the context of disparate medical necessity reviews for behavioral health benefits, including:

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