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Coding and Reimbursement (IPPS/PFS)

Comments to CMS on Policies under the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (Sept. 2, 2014)

Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Fical Year 2015 Rates (Jun. 30, 2014)

Comments to CMS on the Physician Fee Schedule (Jan. 27, 2014)

Comments to CMS on Policies under the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (Sept. 6, 2013)

CMS Responds to ICD-10 Halt Request (Feb. 13, 2013)

Comments to CMS on the Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule (Dec. 31, 2012)

STS Requests Halt of ICD-10 Implementation (Dec. 20, 2012)

Comments to CMS on Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule (Sept. 4, 2012)

Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2013 Rates (Jun. 25, 2012)

Comments on Public Nomination Process for Potentially Misvalued Codes (Jan. 2, 2012)

Comparative Effectiveness Research

STS Policy Paper: Comparative Effectiveness Research

Coverage with Evidence Development and Parallel Reviews 

STS Policy Paper: Coverage with Evidence Development

Response to CMS Request for Public Comment on Coverage With Evidence Development Policy (Jan. 20, 2012)
 

Graduate Medical Education/Workforce

STS Policy Paper: Graduate Medical Education

GME Coalition Letter to Senate (Nov. 20, 2013)

Letter to Congress in support of Funds for Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program

Pediatric Loan Repayment Letter to the President (March 22, 2012)

Pediatric Loan Repayment Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education (March 19, 2012) 

Healthcare Associated Infections

STS Policy Paper: Healthcare Associated Infections

National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (June 25, 2012) 

Patient Advocacy

Follow-up Letter to CMS Supporting Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening (Sept. 26, 2014)

Letter to CMS Supporting Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening (Mar. 12, 2014)

Comments on USPSTF Draft Statement on Lung Cancer Screening (Aug. 22, 2013)

Endorsement Letter on HEART for Women Act (Feb. 23, 2012) 

Physician Medicare Payments and Sustainable Growth Rate

STS Policy Paper: Physician Medicare Payments and the Sustainable Growth Rate

Congressional Sign-On Letter to CMS Opposing Elimination of the Global Surgical Payment (Sept. 18, 2014)

Surgical Coalition Letter Opposing SGR Patch (Mar. 26, 2014)

Medical Coalition Letter Opposing SGR Patch (Mar. 26, 2014)

Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging a Bipartisan Path to Permanent SGR Repeal (Mar. 25, 2014)

Surgical Coalition Letter Supporting Permanent SGR Repeal (Mar. 11, 2014)

STS Letter of Support for SGR Reform Legislation (Feb. 25, 2014)

Surgical Coalition Letter of Support for Tri-Committee SGR Reform Legislation (Feb. 18, 2014)

Comments to Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees on SGR Discussion Draft (Nov. 12, 2013)

Letter of Support for Provisions in Medicare Physician Payment Draft Legislation (July 23, 2013)

Letter to House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Answering Questions Stemming from Jeff Rich Testimony (July 12, 2013)

Letter to House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Responding to SGR Reform Legislative Framework Release (July 12, 2013)

Letter to House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on Discussion Draft of Pending SGR Reform Legislation (June 14, 2013)

Jeff Rich Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on "Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a Modernized Physician Payment System" (June 5, 2013)

Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Medicare Physician Payment Reform (May 31, 2013) 

Letter to House Committees Responding to Medicare Physician Payment Proposal (April 17, 2013)

Letter to Senate Finance Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee on SGR Transition Principles (Oct. 15, 2012)

Letter to Representatives Tom Price, MD (R-GA) and Charles Boustany, MD (R-LA) on Physician Payment Reform (Oct. 12, 2012)

Sign-on Letter to House of Representatives on Pending Sequestration Cuts (Sept. 11, 2012)

Sign-on Letter to Senate on Pending Sequestration Cuts (Sept. 11, 2012)

Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Urging SGR Repeal (Jan. 23, 2012)

Social Security Death Master File

Response to Commerce Department Request for Information on a Certification Program for Access to the Social Security Death Master File (Mar. 18, 2014)

STS Comments at Department of Commerce Public Forum (Mar. 4, 2014)

Letter to Social Security Administration Commissioner on use of the Social Security Death Master File (Feb. 10, 2012)

Comments for the Public Record on the Social Security Death Master File (Feb. 2, 2012)

Health Care Reform Statements

STS Statement on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590)

Comparison of STS Health Care Reform Principles and 2010 Health Care Reform Legislation

STS Health Care Reform Principles 

Other

STS Response to Senate Finance Committee on Healthcare Data Usage and Availability (August 11, 2014)

Sign-on Letter to CMS on Physician Payment Sunshine Act Implementation (August 5, 2014)

Registry Coalition Sign-on Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee  (July 30, 2014)

Joint Comments on Proposed Decision Memo for Transcatheter Mitral Valve (TMV) Procedures (June 13, 2014)

House Letter to HHS Supporting Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening (May 30, 2014)

Senate Letter to HHS Supporting Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening (May 30, 2014)

Letter Supporting Collection of Unique Device Identifier Information (April 9, 2014)

Sign-on Letter to Rep. Andy Harris Supporting Exception to the Common Rule (Mar. 31, 2014)

Sign-on Letter to Sen. Tom Harkin Supporting Exception to the Common Rule (Mar. 31, 2014)

Sign-on Letter to HHS on the Backlog of RAC Audit Appeals (Feb. 12, 2014)

Sign-on Letter to Congressional Leadership on H.R. 4015/S. 2000 (Feb. 10, 2014)

Senate Finance Committee - Possible SGR Repeal Pay-Fors (Feb. 1, 2014)

Sign-on Letter to House Leadership on SGR Reform (Nov. 20, 2013)

Registry Coalition Letter to OHRP (Sept. 24, 2013)

Sign-on Letter to CMS on the Potential Release of Medicare Physician Data (Sept. 5, 2013)

Comments on Proposed National Coverage Decision Memo for Ventricular Assist Devices for Bridge-to-Transplant and Destination Therapy (August 30, 2013)

Letter Endorsing the Pediatric Subspecialty and Mental Health Workforce Reauthorization Act (August 5, 2013)

Comments to CMS on Registry-related Request for Information (April 8, 2013)

Letter Endorsing the Electronic Health Records Improvements Act (March 20, 2013)

Comments to FDA on MitraClip Premarket Approval Application (March 13, 2013)

Comments to CMS on Management of Heart Failure with the Use of Ventricular Assist Devices (Dec. 11, 2012)

Letter to FDA on the Unique Device Identification (UDI) Proposed Rule (Nov. 7, 2012)

Letter to Members of Congress on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program--Stage 2 (July 9, 2012)

Surgical Organizations Comments to CMS on Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 2 (May 7, 2012)

Medical Organizations Comments to CMS on Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 2 (May 7, 2012)

Council of Medical Specialty Societies Comments to CMS on Physician Transparancy Reports (Feb. 16, 2012)

Comments to CMS on Physician Transparancy Reports (Jan. 17, 2012)

 


 

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