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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 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 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.

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)

Past Letters