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.


New York State Chapter,
American College of Cardiology
The New York Cardiological Society, Inc.
555 8th Avenue
Suite 1902
New York, NY 10018


Mary Leslie, MA
Executive Director
Email: mary@ny-acc.org
Direct: 646.652.6028

Sharon Diego, BA
Associate Director
Email: sdiego@ny-acc.org
Direct: 212.686.0315

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.

Symptoms Alone & Unclear Diagnoses
Tissue Debridement

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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