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Endocrine Society & 86 Organizations Call on Congress to Protect Medicaid

The Endocrine Society is one of 87 organizations that issued a letter today calling on Congress to take a hard look at the likely significant and life-threatening consequences of the American Health Care Act on millions of patients. The organizations represent Americans with complex health needs who rely on Medicaid for access to care, prevention,...
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CMS Lays Groundwork for CGM Coverage

On January 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would be including continuous glucose monitors (CGM) in a new category of durable medical equipment for therapeutic use. This ruling follows many years of advocacy by the Endocrine Society (ES) and its coalition partners to expand coverage for CGM to the...
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Endocrine Society Calls for Solutions Regarding Insulin Price Crisis

The Endocrine Society lauds Novo Nordisk’s recent announcement that it would limit price increases for its therapies, including insulin, and hopes that other entities in the insulin supply chain including manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurers will also demonstrate similar restraint to address this important issue. People with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce...
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Endocrine Society Held Briefings at Party Conventions

The Society and members of the Obesity Care Action Network conducted educational briefings at both the Republican and Democratic Conventions to educate policymakers about obesity, change mindsets, and increase support for access to evidence-based obesity care. Through these efforts, the goal is to make more members of Congress aware of and support the Treat and...
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Endocrine Society Supports Proper Specialty Care Reimbursement

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) begins the process to transition physician payment from a system that pays by volume to one that pays for value, the Endocrine Society continues to have concern that new payment models properly value cognitive services and not only focus on procedures. As a result, the Endocrine...
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Obama Urges Cancer Cure “Moon Shot”

president_official_portrait_lores The Republican-led Congress and Democratic White House just closed out a surprisingly productive year in 2015, marked by the long-fought repeal of the Medicare physician payment system and passage of a $1.15 trillion spending bill that included a $2-billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – two of the Endocrine Society’s top legislative...