Endocrine Society Advocates for Increased Immunization Rates

With flu season in full swing, the Endocrine Society encourages its members to help “Raise the Rates” and increase adult immunization rates among their patients. Raise the Rates is an initiative led by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to help internists and other primary care providers in both understanding the immunization rates of their...

Medicare Releases Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for 2022

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year 2022. Earlier this year, the Endocrine Society provided detailed comments on the proposed rule. While we still have serious concerns, several of our recommendations to benefit endocrinologists were incorporated into the final rule....

2021 Advocacy Year in Review

The Endocrine Society advocates on behalf of our members, the patients they treat, and the science they research. Though our work in 2021 remained virtual, we successfully advocated for our policy priorities and raised the visibility of the value of endocrinology and endocrine research. Let’s look back at some of our wins from this year....

Society Leads Insulin Affordability Advocacy in 2021

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and despite this important milestone, the price of insulin remains too high for those who rely on it. In 2021, the Endocrine Society has been the leading voice in the diabetes community in urging Congress to address this ongoing crisis. While our work on...

House Announces New Caucus Focused on Social Determinants of Health

The House of Representatives announced the formation of a new Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Caucus. The Caucus will explore opportunities to improve the impact of current services delivered to address social determinants with the support of federal funding and maximize existing and future federal investments in health, food, housing, transportation, and other important drivers...

Failure to Reach Long-Term Budget Deal Disrupts Biomedical Research

Endocrine Society calls for $46.4 billion in NIH appropriations. Congress missed an opportunity to secure long-term funding for life-saving medical research in the midst of the pandemic. Congress averted a government shutdown by passing a two-month-long Continuing Resolution (CR), but it only provides temporary funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government...

Society Advocates to Medicare about Physician Payment and Telehealth

The Endocrine Society continues to advocate for physician payment and telehealth policies important to Society members. In September, the Society submitted comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for calendar year 2022. This annual rule updates payment policies and payment rates for Part B services furnished under the MPFS. In our letter,...

Drug Pricing and Affordable Insulin Issues Take Precedence

Action on drug pricing and access to affordable insulin has heated up in Congress as part of the consideration of a large budget reconciliation process. The Endocrine Society has been a leading advocate urging the Biden Administration and Congress to take action on drug pricing and has offered several policy recommendations, including allowing the government...

Endocrinology Advocacy

Not all topics of relevance to endocrinologists are about specific conditions and diseases. Sometimes, doctors need information about changes in the medical field or the field of endocrinology. Changes to medical insurance legislation, drug trial regulations and even patient privacy legislation all impact a practitioner’s way of doing business and practicing medicine. Yet keeping track of these details is not always easy. That’s why Endocrine News has organized articles and news pieces on these topics into this advocacy page. Here, practitioners can find the information gathered by the Endocrine Society, a leading endocrinology advocacy organization, conveniently in one location.

Important Advocacy Information From the Endocrine Society

As an endocrinology advocacy organization, the Endocrine Society is constantly working to advocate for endocrinologists and their patients, both in the government and in various research centers across the country. Here on Endocrine News, you can stay informed about these efforts and their results, so you are well aware of what changes may be coming that affect your practice. This is an invaluable resource for doctors who wish to spend their time focusing on their patients, rather than advocating for their practices, but also wish to stay informed about what is happening in the field.

Both Clinical and Research Advocacy Information

On the Advocacy page, Endocrine News provides advocacy information relevant to both those in the research field and those practicing on a clinical level. Stay up to date with the activities of the Endocrine Society, learn more about the legislation that affects your work, and see highlights of leading researchers who are pioneering not only advances in the practice but also advocacy for endocrinology as a field. By utilizing the resources on the Advocacy page, you will be better equipped to meet the needs of your patients while staying abreast on the changes affecting the industry.