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SHM COVID-19 Policy and Position Statements

COVID-19 Position Statements

Condemning Recent Claims of PHysicians Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths for Financial or Political Gain 
Issued October 26, 2020

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Support of the Osteopathic Physicians 
Issued October 21, 2020

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Questioning Decision to Bypass CDC for COVID-19 Data
Issued July 20, 2020

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Prioritizing Safety in COVID-19 Policies
Issued May 15, 2020

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SHM Position on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Issued April 2, 2020

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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.

June 24 Newsletter

May 28 Newsletter

May 14 Newsletter

May 1 Newsletter

April 16 Newsletter

April 9 Newsletter

April 2 Newsletter

March 26 Newsletter

March 17 Newsletter

Government Policy Resources 

CMS Current Emergencies: Coronavirus Disease

CMS Coronavirus Waivers and Flexibilities 

FSMB State Licensure Waivers and Flexibilities

Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness

SHM FAQ on Medicare Telehealth Changes and Waivers during COVID-19
Updated April 15, 2020

SHM Overview of Telehealth during COVID-19
Published December 10, 2021

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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