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Introduction

SGIM’s advocacy efforts promote and support policies that improve patient care, strengthen education and training, and promote researchers and their work forwarding general internal medicine.

Our Advocacy Agenda

SGIM’s advocacy efforts focus on issues critical to general internal medicine’s future or on which SGIM offers a unique perspective. Each year, SGIM develops an advocacy agenda outlining priority focus areas and defining the issues on which the SGIM Health Policy Committee, its staff, and consultants will work for the following year.

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Health Policy Committee

The Health Policy Committee advocates for three major areas: fair and equitable Medicare reimbursement policies, adequate funding for health professions training, and support for health services research.

Federal Legislation & Regulations

SGIM regularly sends or signs letters from other organizations that help our members affect federal legislation and regulatory policies.

Stakeholder Letter to Senate Appropriations Regarding USPSTF

July 2023

SGIM Comments: CMS proposed rule for FY24 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals

June 2023

Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2023 Comments

May 2023

Advocacy Resources & Tools

Our advocacy tools and resources were developed to enable all interested SGIM members to become effective advocates. Learn more about the Congressional process and how to become an effective advocate by reading the featured resources below and visiting the Advocacy Resources & Tools library.

Advocacy News

Our advocacy tools and resources were developed to enable all interested SGIM members to become effective advocates. Learn more about the Congressional process and how to become an effective advocate by reading the featured resources below and visiting the Advocacy Resources & Tools library.

Advocacy Information

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External Endorsements

Read SGIM’s External Endorsements.

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Policy Papers

Read SGIM’s Policy Papers.