Committee on Economic Affairs

Mission: To provide for a forum for NYSPA psychiatrists to discuss issues which impact the economic life of psychiatrists.

Accomplishments: Championed the endeavor initiated by member Edward Gordon, MD, to revise the CPT coding for psychiatrists resulting in increased reimbursements for services and lessening the gap between psychiatrists and other physicians.

Agenda for October 2013 meeting:
1.  CPT Coding
2.  BHOs and Medicaid 
3.  PQRS
4.  United Healthcare's inappropriate use of ASAM Level 4 criteria as "chemical dependence rehab" criteria

The current list of members of the NYSPA Committee on Economic Affairs is as follows:

L Mark Russakoff, MD, Chair

Richard Altesman, MD
Terry Golash, MD
Edward Gordon, MD
Pauline Kuyler, MD
Marlin Mattson, MD
James Nininger, MD
Barry Perlman, MD
Aaron Satloff, MD
Steven Shainmark, MD
Mark Slaven, MD