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.
Fair Insurance Coverage: It's the Law
Federal law prohibits your private health insurance plan from discriminating against you because you have a mental illness, including a substance use disorder. Click here to download a copy of a poster prepared by the APA that outlines your rights.
2014-15 Executive Budget Update
April 2, 2014 By Richard Gallo and Jamie Papapetros
The Senate and Assembly passed the budget bills comprising the $138 billion budget Monday and the Governor has signed them into law. NYSPA is proud to report that it achieved many favorable outcomes, including the defeat of efforts to eliminate prescriber prevails in Medicaid, prior authorization requirements for off-label prescribing in Medicaid, as well as a proposal to allow for the establishment of retail clinics (without a statutory exclusion for providing mental health services), while also securing an additional $450,000 in funding for the Veterans’ Mental Health Primary Care Training Initiative, conducted by NYSPA, MSSNY and the National Association of Social Workers – NYS, and major out-of-network insurance reforms.