What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is the presentation of the unified voice of the profession to policy makers at the federal and state level, including Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Congress, and state legislatures.
- Message to Members regarding Final Rule for 2019 (November 2018)
- Important Advocacy Update for New Hampshire Sonographers
- Statement on SDMS proposed Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Sonography
- CMS Directs MACS to Automatically Reprocess Reimbursements Within 6 Months
- SVU Comments to CMS on CY 2018 HOPPS Final Rule
- 2018 HOPPS Proposed Rule Comments (Filed September 11, 2017)
- 2018 PFS Proposed Rule Comments (Filed September 11, 2017)
- PACS Practice Expense Inputs for Digital Imaging Services Survey - Closes August 15
- Letter to CA Assembly and Employment Committee (March 2017)
- Letter to NH House and Senate (February 2017)
- Letter to NH Governor regarding NH Licensure Bill (April 2016)
- SVU Supports IAC Guidelines (May 2016)
- FDA Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Pharmaceutical Innovations, Inc. (10/2014)
- PFS CY 2015 Proposed Rule Summary (7/2014)
- SVU CY 2014 Revisions to PFS Comment Letter (1/2014)
- Form Letter Requested to Be Sent by Members to the CDC Re: Cuff Disinfecting (10/2013)
- Letter to CMS from SVU, SDMS, ASRT, IAC Re AAMI EQ56 Hospital Equipment Maintenance Standards (10/2013)
- Letter to CMS Re: CMS-1601- P- Proposed Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) for 2014 (9/2013)
- Letter to CMS Re: CMS-1600-P- Proposed Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule for 2014 (9/2013)
- Governor Susana Martinez signed SB 342 (4/2/2013)
- CARE Bill introduced in the House (HR 1146) and Senate (S 642) (3/2013)
- CMS Issues Final Rule for CY 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
- Final PFS Rule RVUs v. Final HOPPS Reimbursement Rates for 2012
- Analysis of Key Provisions of the CY 2012 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Final Rule
- Analysis of Key Provisions of the CY 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
- SVU Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2012 Payment Rates
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