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SHM Letters to Congress and Regulatory Agencies

Part of the Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM's) advocacy efforts is supporting legislation that affects hospital medicine and general healthcare. Here you can find any letter supported and signed by SHM to Congressional leaders and regulatory agencies.

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Letters from 2017

SHM Sends Letters of Support to the Senate for the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act
SHM sends letters supporting the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act, which gives patients access to end of life care. (September)


SHM Sends Letters of Support to the House for the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act
SHM sends letters supporting the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act, which gives patients access to end of life care. (September)


SHM Submits Comments to CMS on the Physician Fee Schedule
SHM submitted comments on this year’s fee schedule including evaluation and management guidelines, PQRS reporting, and MACRA. (September)


SHM Submits Comments to the Ways and Means Committee on Statutory and Regulatory Relief
SHM submitted comments regarding observation care and APM thresholds to the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee. (August)


SHM Submits Comments on Proposed MACRA/QPP
SHM submitted comments to CMS on proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP)/MACRA including facility alignment. (August)


SHM Signs onto Friends of NQF Letter to Chairman Brady
Along with other organizations, SHM signs onto letter asking for continued Medicare funding for the National Quality Forum (NQF). (July)


SHM Submits Comments on Proposed IPPS
SHM submitted comments on aspects of the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), including HRRP, HVBP, HAC, IQR, as well as lessening administrative burdens by eliminating observation care. (June)


SHM Sends Letter on Reducing Regulatory Burdens in Current Pay-for-Performance Programs
SHM sends letter to CMS Administrator Verma and HHS Secretary Price on reducing the regulatory burden in PQRS, VM, and MU programs. (May)


SHM Submits Comments on Episode-Based Measures in MACRA
SHM submitted comments to Medicare via the development of episode-based cost measures in MIPS. (April)


SHM Signs onto AHRQ Multi-Stakeholder Letter to House and Senate
Along with other organizations, SHM submits letter asking that AHRQ funding be protected. (April)


SHM Sends Letter of Support for the Nomination of Scott Gottlieb, MD to FDA
SHM sends a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in support of Scott Gottlieb, MD as Commissioner of FDA. (March)


SHM Comments on Implementation of Advanced BPCI
SHM submitted recommendations and comments to CMS on their Advanced Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative.


Past Letters