Empire State Medical, Scientific and Educational Foundation

Providing High Quality Medical Peer Review & DRG/Coding Validation


Terms of Use

 Last Updated:  11/19/15

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the esmsef.com website operated by the Empire State Medical, Scientific and Educational Foundation, Inc. (Foundation).  Your access to and use of this website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms.  These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the website.  By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms.  If the user does not agree to the Terms and conditions as set forth below, as modified periodically, the user should cease use of this website immediately. 


 The information provided on this website is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding various topics related to medical peer review and independent external appeal activities.  This information should not be used in place of consultation with a health care provider or payor regarding a particular condition or circumstance.  This information on this site is provided without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.  The Foundation makes no representation or guarantees with regard to the accuracy of any content on this website.  The Foundation makes no representation or guarantees regarding the content of any website to which this website may be linked or which may link to this site.  These links are not intended and do not constitute endorsements of such sites by the Foundation. 

 The Foundation may terminate or suspend access to our website immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be considered a waiver of those rights.  If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect.  These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our website, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we may have between us regarding the website.


The Foundation reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time.  If a revision is material, we will attempt to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new Terms taking effect.  What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.  By continuing to access our website after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms.  If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop accessing the website.

Linking to our Website

A simple link to our website is acceptable.  However, if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users, then you must first ask permission.  You are prohibited from linking to us if you engage in illegal, obscene or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

Questions or Concerns about the Terms of Use

If you have questions or concerns about our Terms of Use, please send an email to esmsef@esmsef.com.