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Endocrine Society Urges Congress to Avert Proposed Medicare Physician Payment Cuts

On July 7, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. This rule outlines the agency’s proposed payment and quality program policies for the upcoming year. This year’s rule proposes several important policy changes including allowing data collection on important telehealth services provided during the...
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Endocrine Society Advances Key Priorities at AMA Annual Meeting

On June 10 – 15, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates met to establish policy positions on topics of importance to healthcare providers and patients. Endocrine Society delegates Amanda Bell, MD, and Palak Choksi, MD, successfully advocated for several of our key policy priorities, including insulin affordability, obesity, women’s health, climate change, and...
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Endocrine Society Advises EU Policymakers on Chemicals Strategy 

As part of our global advocacy for science-based policies to reduce exposure to harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), the Endocrine Society has a seat on an advisory body to the European Commission on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). On May 18, members of the advisory met in Brussels, Belgium, to adopt a...
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The Endocrine Society is Advocating for You 

Learn more about our advocacy and how you can get involved Today’s political environment is partisan, turbulent, and hard to navigate. Despite this challenge, the Endocrine Society works with the U.S. Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and global policymakers to influence the legislative and regulatory policies affecting endocrine-related research and practice. We advocate for...
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Endocrine Society Members Advocate for Insulin Affordability, Diabetes Prevention, Diabetes Research

The Endocrine Society conducted a Hill Day over April 26, 27, and 28, where we brought together nearly 55 member clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic scientists from 25 states to meet with their Congressional representatives and discuss issues related to diabetes treatment, prevention, and research. Continuing security restrictions on Capitol Hill required that our meetings...
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Advocacy Victory: Congress Passes Legislation Averting Medicare Cuts

In December, Congress passed legislation to avert a series of Medicare cuts that would have resulted in an almost 10% reduction in Medicare payments to physicians. The Endocrine Society has been a vocal advocate for Congress to avert these alarming cuts, which were scheduled to occur in 2022, and we were pleased to see action...
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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....