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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....
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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....
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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,...
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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...