Empire State Medical, Scientific and Educational Foundation

Providing High Quality Medical Peer Review & DRG/Coding Validation

About Us

Company Overview

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 thousands of medical practitioners of all specialties, many of whom actively participate in the peer review activities of
the Foundation.  We have office locations in Westbury, NY (Long Island) and Camillus, NY (near Syracuse). 

The Foundation has been involved in medical peer review activities since 1984.  Since our inception, over 1,000,000 medical reviews have been conducted at all levels of care (including acute care, observation, SNF, outpatient, physician office).

We are URAC accredited as an “Independent Review Organization:  Comprehensive”.  We currently offer independent external review services, utilization review, coding validation, and cost outlier/billing validation services.  The Foundation is experienced and proficient in meeting stringent timeframes when performing standard and expedited medical reviews.  The Foundation is free of any significant conflicts of interest allowing us to provide a truly independent and unbiased review decision.

Our clients include health care providers and payors throughout New York State and nationally.  Clients have come to rely on the Foundation and our review process as fair, equitable and unbiased.  We work with our clients to ensure that their needs are met in the health care review arena.  Our clients trust our knowledge and our ability to resolve issues quickly, fairly and by expert clinical specialists.

Our Executive Staff

Chief Executive Officer - Philip Schuh, MS, CPA                                                                                                                               Medical Director - Mark Finger, MD, FACP                                                                                                                                                     Director of Operations - Westbury - Roberta Bocker, RN, BSN, CPHM                                                                                                       Director of Operations - Camillus - Frances Scott, RHIA

For more Information:

Contact our Camillus office at 315-468-2561 for more information on our services and how we can assist your organization.