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SHM's Letters to Policymakers

Read SHM's Latest Letters

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 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.

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 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).

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.