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SHM's Letters to Policymakers

Read SHM's Latest Letters

SHM Submits Comments on Hospital Harm Measures

October 30, 2018

SHM sends comments to CMS on the Severe Hyperglycemia and Medication-Related Bleeding Hospital Harm Measures.

SHM Sends Letter to AMA on Facility E&M Codes

October 12, 2018

SHM, joined by IDSA and AMDA, sends letter to the American Medical Association (AMA) encouraging work on refining facility-based Evaluation & Management (E&M) billing codes.

Comments on the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System

September 24, 2018

SHM submits comments on the HCAHPS survey pain communication questions in the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule.

SHM Signs Onto Letter in Support of AHRQ Funding

September 07, 2018

Along with other organizations, SHM signs onto support letter to House and Senate requesting AHRQ funding be maintained.

Comments on the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

September 10, 2018

SHM submits comments on proposals in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule.

SHM Signs onto Multi-Stakeholder Letter to CMS

August 27, 2018

Along with other organizations, SHM signed onto a letter to CMS addressing proposed changes to E&M documentation.

SHM Submits Comments to House Healthcare Innovation Caucus

August 01, 2018

SHM responded to the House Healthcare Innovation Caucus' request for information regarding innovative policy ideas.

SHM Comments on the FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

June 25, 2018

SHM provides comments on proposals for changes to inpatient admission orders documentation requirements and hospital-level performance measures.

SHM Supports Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

June 06, 2018

The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 392/S.281) replaces the current per-country caps on immigration with a first-come first-served visa system. This legislation will ensure that highly-skilled medical professionals and their families will not be turned away from working in the United States based on per-country limitations.

SHM Submits a Letter of Support for Opioid Legislation

May 21, 2018

SHM sent a support letter to Reps. Blumenauer and Mullin for their legislation, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act.

SHM Publishes Policy Statement Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

May 10, 2018

SHM urges Congress to take action to address the opioid crisis facing the United States.

SHM Signs Onto Multi-Stakeholder Letter to CMS Regarding MIPS Reporting

April 16, 2018

Along with other organizations, SHM signed onto a letter urging CMS to reduce the reporting period for MIPS reporting.

SHM Sends Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Opioids

March 15, 2018

SHM submitted comments to the Ways and Means Committee and subcommittee on health regarding the opioid epidemic.

SHM Signs onto Multi-Stakeholder Letter Regarding PAHPA

February 06, 2018

Along with other organizations, SHM signs onto a letter requesting incentives for new antimicrobial research within the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA).

Comments on Draft Hospital Harm Measures

February 16, 2018

SHM provides feedback to CMS on new hospital harm measures under development, including acute kidney injury, pressure ulcers, and opioid adverse events.

SHM Provides Feedback to Senate Finance Committee on Opioid Policies

February 16, 2018

SHM responds to the Senate Finance Committee request for feedback on policies to address the opioid epidemic.

The power of a letter.

Part of the Society of Hospital Medicine's advocacy efforts is providing feedback and expertise on legislation and regulations that affect hospital medicine and the healthcare system. SHM regularly sends letters to Congressional leaders and regulatory agencies.