Fitness Coalition, LI Law Firm Spearhead Lawsuit Against Cuomo

SYOSSET, NY —Two weeks after Michigan’s Supreme Court overturned the continued emergency executive orders of Gov. Whitmer, a coalition of business owners on Long Island are hoping their own lawsuit will achieve the same result in New York.

The New York Fitness Coalition, an advocacy group of gym owners who came together during the coronavirus pandemic, is leading the class-action lawsuit. A news conference to announce the lawsuit is being held Wednesday at the Sysosset office of The Mermigas Law Group, P.C.

Charlie Cassara founded the New York Fitness Coalition, which sued Gov. Cuomo in July, seeking an injunction of Cuomo’s orders in order for gyms to reopen. This lawsuit, Cassara, says is a broader effort to declare the extended emergency executive orders that Cuomo uses to mandate the COVID-19 business and school regulations as unconstitutional and illegal.

“This wasn’t his job,” Cassara told Patch. Once the original aims of

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Healthcare Coalition Objects to Proposed ACO Regulations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which recently trumpeted the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), is endangering the ability of ACOs to succeed next year by proposing new regulations on how quality is assessed and how quality data is reported, say the National Association of ACOs and leading medical and hospital associations in a September 23 letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

Among the signers of the letter, besides the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), are the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, America’s Essential Hospitals, America’s Physician Groups, AMGA, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Federation of American Hospitals, the Medical Group Management Association, and Premier Inc.

While some of the coalition’s objections to the new rules in CMS’s 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposal may seem technical, the coalition says that they are “very” concerned about

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