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Endocrine Society Members Advocate Virtually for Increased Federal Funding for Research

On March 16, the Endocrine Society conducted a “virtual” Research Hill Day where Endocrine Society members from across the U.S. met with their congressional representatives and their staff through Zoom, Skype, conference lines, and other electronic meeting platforms while the Capitol complex is closed for the pandemic and security reasons. During these meetings, Endocrine Society members urged Congress to provide an increase...
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Revised Medicare Fee Schedule Will Impact Endocrinologists

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for CY 2021. This rule updates payment policies and payment rates for Part B services furnished under the MPFS, as well as makes changes to the Quality Payment Program. As a result of changes included...
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Diabetes Advocacy Leading Up to November’s Diabetes Awareness Month

Endocrine Society has been an active leader on Capitol Hill advocating for diabetes prevention, coverage, and research programs. Here are some highlights of our recent activities: On October 5, the Society hosted a virtual congressional briefing focused on how the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) addresses racial and ethnic disparities. The...
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The Endocrine Society’s Role in Recent LGBTQ+ Supreme Court Ruling

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States found that gay and transgender individuals cannot be discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of sex. The 6-3 decision stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. The...