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(Thursday, April 20, 2017) Goodbye friend,… Lou Gordon passed away

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It is with great sorrow that we learnt about the sudden loss of a dear friend and associate.Lou Gordon, the Executive Director of BALCONY. Lou died at home yesterday Wednesday, April 19th.

Balcony website announced his passing this morning.” His loss will be felt for a very long time. We will miss his tenacity and strength in bringing our issues to both the business and the labor groups in our organization. Lou stepped on many toes in his pursuit of fairness for both workers and businesses. However, he often found the common ground to resolve issues from Healthcare to Social Justice. Lou brought government officials to the table and gave voice to the people on the street in many different arenas. His many breakfast sessions brought issues to the forefront to give us a better understanding of problems facing New York — from water tables and urban flooding to Presidential campaign issues. Most importantly, with a heart as big as gold, Lou was a caring friend, seriously concerned for the rights and health of everyone he knew. Rest in Peace dear friend”

(Thursday, January 2, 2017) NYCHSRO/MedReview’s CEO & President, Joseph Stamm, received an invitation to attend the Presidential Inauguration held January 20th, 2017.

NYCHSRO/MedReview’s CEO & President, Joseph Stamm, received a special invitation to attend the  58th Presidential Inauguration held January 20th, 2017. Mr. Stamm was invited to the Presidential Inauguration, and many of the festivities that were part of the celebration. Many of the events were black tie events. The invitation included viewing of the inauguration inside as well as a reserved special section outside.

On behalf of NYCHSRO/MedReview Mr. Stamm extends best wishes to the new Administration, and congratulates Donald J Trump and Mike Pence in becoming the President and Vice President.

   

NYCHSRO/MedReview medical director Forrest Manheimer was invited to attend the inauguration as well.

 

(Monday, December 12, 2016) MedReview sponsored an event hosted by the public Advocate celebrating the holidays.

The Public Advocate Letitia James  hosted a pre-Hanukkah celebration at the Jewish Children’s museum this week. The event was sponsored by MedReview and attended by Joseph Stamm and Spencer Young. They were joined by many community leaders and Joseph Stamm had the distinct honor and privilege to introduce the Public Advocate  a close personal friend and friend of the organization.

(Friday, November 18, 2016) Joseph Stamm President and CEO of NYCHSRO/Medreview announced today that Spencer Young, has been appointed SVP of Operations and Client Development

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Spencer Young is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Client Development at NYCHSRO / MedReview with responsibility for all of the day to day operations of the organization along with implementing the strategic growth plan.  Spencer has over 26 years of experience in risk management, operations, process improvement and growth strategies.  Prior to joining NYCHSRO / MedReview, he worked in operations and strategic business development at several companies.  Notable is his role as President at Health Data Insights and Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at HMS Holdings Corp where he was responsible for overseeing the strategies and operations of the clinical teams across the enterprise.  Prior to joining HMS, Spencer worked for United Healthcare where he served as the Vice President of Payment Integrity Operations.  In that role he was responsible for the Audit & Recovery Operations, COB, Subrogation, Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, High Dollar Claim Audit, Hospital Bill Audit, DRG Validation, Cost Avoidance, and Payment Policies across all lines of business.

Spencer’s greatest strengths are his creative solutions to challenging business issues, drive to improve operations through process improvement, and leadership across multi-layered teams.  He thrives on challenges, especially those that expand the company’s breadth of services and value they provide to their customers.

Spencer holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and an MBA from American University.  In his free time, he enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and riding motorcycles.

(Wednesday, November 9. 2016) History in the Making

History in the Making

 MedReview C.E.O., Joseph Stamm was invited by Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate to join her at the Javits Center to witness, firsthand, the election of the first women President of the United States.  The jubilation in the Javits Center at the outset was extremely high recognizing that Mr. Donald Trump had a very narrow window which had to break completely in his favor for him win the hotly contested Presidential election; that included the unlikely challenge of winning such swing states as Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  The mood began to change once, one by one, the swing states began to turn to the red column.  Despite the concerns, as late as 2 AM, Secretary Clinton was only 1% behind in Michigan and Pennsylvania with the major inner city populations such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Detroit not being totally accounted for.

Reality began to sink in when Pennsylvania voted for Donald Trump which left almost no possibility for Ms. Clinton to win.  Tears began to flow throughout the crowd and people began hugging each other when they began to realize history was in fact in the making, but not what they had hoped for.  It was in fact for the first time in American history that a non-political figure and non-military person was elected president.

Congratulations to Donald J Trump and Mike Pence in becoming the President and Vice President elect.  MedReview extends best wishes to the new Administration.

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(Wednesday, June 22, 2016) CEO and President Joe Stamm board member Dr Lieberman and Key staff member Maurice Bortz met congressional leaders in Washington

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Joseph Stamm met with Congressional leaders in DC, joined by board member Dr Lieberman and Maurice Bortz

 

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Med Review CEO Joseph Stamm co-chaired a delegation of   25 business leaders who met with congressional leaders and their staff to thank them for their support for Israel’s missile defense system and to urge them to approve the $600 million appropriation for military assistance to Israel which already has very strong bipartisan support. In past years Congress has appropriated funds even more than the President suggested.

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The US-Israel missile defense system includes the Iron Dome. The Arrow Weapons System and David’s Sling. In view of continued instability in the Middle East and threats to Israel from Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas, there is bipartisan approval in Congress and among the US public for these programs. In addition, delegation members urged continued support for a Memorandum of Understanding between The United States and Israel that significantly increases the amount of aid and enhances Israel’s military capabilities. Establishing a new MOU requires successful completion of negotiations between the White House and Israel.

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The delegation included community leaders representing finance, real estate, community centers, religious spokesmen, and executives in health care and related industries.   Mr Stamm was accompanied by Med Review Board Member Dr Marvin Lieberman and Maurice Bortz, director of the National Physicians Review Division of Med Review.

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The delegation spent the day in the Capitol and met with;

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO): A member of the Senate committees on Finance; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Senator John Boozman (R-AR): On the Committee on Appropriations currently serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD): currently serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a senior member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. He also serves on the Senate Finance Committee.

Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): Chairman of the full Senate Appropriations Committee as well as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.  The Appropriations Committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): Senator Gillibrand has stood with Israel to protect its citizens against terrorist threats, strengthen sanctions against Iran to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons, and support Israel’s continued efforts to bring peace and security to its people. Together with Senator Mark Kirk she led a bipartisan group of 30 senators in calling for full funding of U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Senator Graham serves as the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. This Committee oversees international programs within the Department of Defense He also serves as the Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel and on the Judiciary and Budget Committees.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK): Senator James Lankford serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also serves on the Committee Homeland Security and Government Affairs, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA): Congressman Ed Royce is the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Financial Services Committee. Combining his work on both Committees, Royce is a recognized leader in Congress on anti-terrorism finance issues. He is a founding member and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Anti-Terror Finance Task Force, which seeks to strengthen efforts to fight against the funding of terrorism.

Senator David Vitter (R-LA): Senator Vitter is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Judiciary; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Environment and Public Works Committees.

A few members of the delegation also met informally with Sharon Soderstrom, Chief of Staff to the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch Mc Connell (R-KY).

 

Joseph Stamm had the opportunity to briefly introduce MedReview to several Senators and gave a truncated version of its accomplishments over the last 40 years. A number of the senators, including The Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand suggested a follow up meeting, and a staff member has been tasked with following up to schedule the meeting.

 

Scheduling and other logistics for the days meetings were ably handled by Ezra Friedlander President of the Friedlander Group.

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