COVID-19 Position Statements
Condemning Recent Claims of PHysicians Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths for Financial or Political Gain
Issued October 26, 2020
Support of the Osteopathic Physicians
Issued October 21, 2020
Questioning Decision to Bypass CDC for COVID-19 Data
Issued July 20, 2020
Prioritizing Safety in COVID-19 Policies
Issued May 15, 2020
SHM Position on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Issued April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Policy Newsletters
As frontline providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, SHM wants to offer you as much support and information as possible. As the situation is changing daily, we understand it is difficult to keep up-to-date with the most recent regulatory changes issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We have compiled some of the most recent updates and resources from CMS. We will continue to provide you with weekly policy updates.
Government Policy Resources
SHM FAQ on Medicare Telehealth Changes and Waivers during COVID-19
Updated April 15, 2020
COVID-19 Advocacy Activity
SHM and Other Specialties Send Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Relief from 2021 Medicare Reimbursement Cuts
December 8, 2020
SHM, ACEP, AMDA, IDSA and SCCM send joint letter to Congressional Leaders to urge relief from upcoming reimbursement reductions in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
SHM Sends Letter to DHS Opposing Proposed Changes to J-1 Visa
October 26, 2020
SHM sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security in opposition to a proposed rule change that, if finalized, will replace the "duration of status" requirement for the J-1 visa with a fixed time period that is not to extend four years.
SHM Joins CMSS Statement in Support of Osteopathic Physicians
October 21, 2020
In light of recent comments disregarding the legitimacy and training of osteopathic physicians, SHM joined the CMSS statement support of osteopathic physicians.
SHM Sends Letter Regarding Budget Neutrality in the Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
September 8th, 2020
SHM sent a letter to members of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding proposed payment adjustments and budget neutrality in the Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.