Welcome

Welcome to the website of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Please visit this site frequently to keep abreast of our many activities. In addition to basic facts about the New York State Chapter, this website includes information on our advocacy programs, focusing upon reimbursement and legislation issues which affect you and your practice; upcoming continuing medical educational programs, employment opportunities; member benefits; and links to resources and related organizations. Please let us know what other features you would like to see added to this site.

Contact

New York State Chapter,
American College of Cardiology
12 East 41st Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.686.0228
Fax: 212.684.4741

Staff

Nancy Weiner, MPH
Executive Director
Email: nweiner@nycms.org

Sharon Diego
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Email: sdiego@nycms.org

Coding Initiatives of the Month
Helps Providers Better Document Conditions and Care

The New York State Chapter, ACC is committed to assist its members prepare for value based purchasing (VBP). In order to achieve this, the New York State Chapter has partnered with the University of Rochester Medical Center and has licensed the intellectual property to a series of Documentation Improvement Tips for Physicians and Medical Professionals developed by the chief documentation officer at the medical center. Each week a new Tip will be added to this website.

Poor Nutritional Status
Present On Admission (POA) Conditions
Present On Admission (POA) IV Line or Port
Present On Admission (POA) Pressure Ulcers

Twenty of the fifty-two documentation tips are cardiology specific. The remainder pertains to many other common documentation scenarios which members will encounter both in the hospital, as well as in their office. At first glance you will almost certainly be drawn to the cardiology specific tips, but please consider reviewing all of the tips. Members consult and attend on many medically complex patients and understanding these major documentation concerns will be tremendously useful. Members will be building an accurate profile of the care which they deliver, from which CMS will assess their cost effectiveness. Accurate documentation improves hospital reimbursement and provides CMS with essential data on which they base many of their reimbursement decisions.

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