The Empire State Medical, Scientific and Educational Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) is a not-for profit corporation focused on providing quality medical review services throughout New York State and Nationally. As an independent review organization sponsored by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), the Foundation has been involved in Statewide and National medical review since 1984.
Though independent of MSSNY, the Foundation maintains a cooperative relationship with MSSNY in terms of access to its membership of over 27,000 medical practitioners of all specialties, many of whom actively participate in the peer review activities of the Foundation.
The Foundation has been involved in medical peer review activities for over 22 years. Since our inception, over 1,000,000 medical reviews have been conducted at all levels of care.
The Foundation is a registered Utilization Review Agent with the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Managed Care.
It is our mission to "support the concept of local physician medical review and patient advocacy throughout New York State and the Nation by developing and implementing innovative Utilization Review, Quality Assurance and Educational programs for the practitioner, payor and patient communities".