Welcome to NYSOMS Online
to the New State York Osteopathic Medical Society's website. On this site
you will find information for the general public about Osteopathic Medicine,
resources for our members and students, and links to health, government
and state sites.
Why Join NYSOMS
The New York State Osteopathic Medical Society is the only professional
society in the state that represents the interests of osteopathic physicians. The organization continues to change and offer advanced membership services.
We are your voice in Albany, recent activities include:
- Keep fighting for tort reform, and keep defeating regressive liability
- Strengthen the new managed care law.
- Tackle tough public health issues, such as new HIV testing rules.
- Work for physicians to have the right of collective negotiations.
- And much more.
New York's Presence Felt at AOA House of Delegates
[7/29/2016] - Last weekend (July 22-24), the AOA House of Delegates met in Chicago to create important AOA policies, and New York was well represented!
As the state with the fourth largest DO population, New York had a 25-member delegation, which included the SGA presidents from both NYITCOM and TouroCOM-NY. In addition, five delegation members sat on AOA reference committees, which are responsible for studying submitted resolutions and recommending whether the House should pass them or not. This year's resolutions covered a number of diverse topics, such as physician burnout, collective bargaining and concussion treatment. Heres a rundown, taken from The DO Magazine, of some of the most notable resolutions passed: more
Save OMT: Proposed Rules Target DOs
[7/29/2016] - A proposed local coverage determination policy for 10 states (including New York) would create barriers for DOs to correctly bill Medicare when they provide OMT, severely threatening patient access to a cornerstone of osteopathic medicine, according to the American Osteopathic Association's public policy team.
The AOA has launched an advocacy campaign to help DOs submit comments and patient stories supporting OMT as a frontline, non-pharmaceutical treatment for pain. AOAs strategy targets the policys fundamental misunderstanding of how DOs practice medicine and use OMT to diagnose and treat illness and injury.
Visit www.saveomt.org to send CMS a personalized comment letter that communicates the value OMT provides in diagnosing and treating your patients. Osteopathic medical students and patients are also encouraged to visit the site to learn more and voice opposition to policies that restrict access to OMT. more
STEP THERAPY LEGISLATION PASSES BOTH CHAMBERS
[6/17/2016] - NYSOMS' continual advocacy for Step Therapy legislation has paid off! A.2834D/S.3419C, which creates a clear appeals process for doctors who feel that fail first isn't helping their patients, successfully passed both the Senate (6/12) and the Assembly, as of June 16. The bill now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature. more
READ NYSOMS' SPRING NEWSLETTER
[5/26/2016] - Find out what YOUR state medical society has been doing by clicking here: link
Gov. Cuomo Proclaims April 17-24 Osteopathic Medicine Week in NY State
[4/19/2016] - April 17-23, 2016, has been declared Osteopathic Medicine Week in New York State by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. He joins the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS) in its efforts to increase public awareness of osteopathic medicine and the critical role that osteopathic physicians (DOs) play in New York's healthcare system. To read the full press release, click on the link below: more
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
[4/1/2016] - NYSOMS held its annual meeting and elections on April 1, during ROC-NY. Welcome to our new officers and board of directors for 2016:
President--Patricia C. Hunt, DO, MHA, CHCQI
Past President--Steven I. Sherman, DO, MS
Vice President--Sherman Dunn, DO
Treasurer--Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO, FACOFP
Secretary--Lawrence L. Northorn, DO
NYSOMS joins MSSNY in Powerful Day of Advocacy
[3/15/2016] - On March 8, NYSOMS joined the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) in Albany for a combined DO Day/MSSNY Lobby Day that drew 70 osteopathic medical students from all three New York State campuses.
Led by President Steven Sherman, DO, NYSOMS' student participants accounted for close to a quarter of all attendees. Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive: more
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Calendar of Events (Summary)
> Complete Event Information
|Monday: NYS Dept. of Health Commissioner's Grand Rounds Series @ 6-8 pm
|Wednesday: HENRY SCHEIN EXPO @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Friday: Drug Abuse and Managing Addictions @ 11:30am - 4:00pm
|Thursday: 16th OMM Teaching Day @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
|Monday: SPORTS MEDICINE CONFERENCE @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Thursday: -04/9/2017 Sunday Regional Osteopathic Convention - New York (ROC-NY)