Federal Activities
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Federal Positions

  • Medicaid Point of Care Testing Cuts - 5/1/2018 - Click here to read the letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator, Honorable Seema Verma expressing serious concerns that Medicaid beneficiaries in a number of states are on the verge of losing access to clinical testing services. 
  • Physician-Owned Hospitals - 10/30/2017 - Click here to read the letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Leader Pelosi urging Congress to pass legislation that would lift the Affordable Care’s Act (ACA) moratorium on physician-owned hospitals (POHs)

  • CHIP - 10/12/2017 - Click here to read the final letter to Senate leaders regarding fully funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and here for the letter to House leaders.

  • MACRA - 10/3/2017 - Click here to read the final MACRA letter urging  Congress to enact legislation to ensure that CMS has the flexibility to continue a transitional approach to the implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP).  This letter is addressed to the Committee on Energy and Commerce but also went to chairs and ranking  members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance  committees


Federal Involvement

 The Coalition of State Medical Societies

 Standing Up for Physicians and Patients in the Nation's Capital

Representing physicians from coast to coast, the Coalition of State Medical Societies comprises 10 state medical associations with more than 180,000 physician and medical student members. The repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was an important step forward for health care access for our seniors, and the coalition is grateful for the efforts of the many Senators and Representatives who worked to achieve this repeal.

To learn more about The Coalition's activities, click here.


Coalition Members: