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SGIM is...Advocacy


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SGIM advocacy promotes and supports policies that improve patient care, strengthen education and training, and promote researchers and their research in general internal medicine. The Society does not advocate for issues that are divisive within SGIM membership. To use limited resources most effectively, advocacy focuses on issues that are critical to General Internal Medicine’s future or on which SGIM offers a unique perspective. The Society of General Internal Medicine follows a specific annual advocacy agenda.

Learn more about SGIM's Health Policy Committee and how you can become involved.


How Do I Learn About SGIM's Advocacy Positions?

Learn about the Congressional process and how YOU can become an effective advocate by viewing the documents in the Advocacy 101 area.  You can also look at the collective legislative endorsements on which SGIM is a signatory.

Ready to Become an SGIM Advocate?

We are ready for you to join us!  TAKE ACTION by contacting your Congressional Representative and signing an online petition on a specific issue.  Or just contact one of the subcommittee chairs to learn how you can become part of this high-achieving committee.

Email Francine Jetton at jettonf@sgim.org to join or for more information.


Cavarocchi - Ruscio - Dennis (CRD) Associates, L.L.C. provides government affairs representation to the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Contacts: Lyle Dennis Managing Partner, Cavarocchi - Ruscio - Dennis (CRD) Associates, L.L.C.

Erika Miller, Vice President and General Counsel, Cavarocchi - Ruscio - Dennis (CRD) Associates, L.L.C.

The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) has also launched an independent commission to assess how physicians are paid, and how pay incentives are linked to patient care. The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform issued recommendations on how to reform the physician payment system in an effort to restrain health care costs while at the same time optimizing outcomes for patients.

Learn More About the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform

 

The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform
The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) has also launched an independent commission to assess how physicians are paid, and how pay incentives are linked to patient care. The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform issued recommendations on how to reform the physician payment system in an effort to restrain health care costs while at the same time optimizing outcomes for patients.

Learn More About the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform

 

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SGIM Advocacy Positons

Interested in learning about SGIM's advocacy platforms?  Read more about our annual advocacy agenda.

SGIM advocacy agenda


SGIM Endorses ACP Policy Paper: Envisioning a Better US Healthcare System for All

SGIM is pleased to endorse the American College of Physicians (ACP) policy paper titled "Envisioning a Better U.S. Health Care Reform for All: Coverage and Cost of Care". 

We strongly agree with the following recommendations described in the paper: 1) that "the United States transition to a system that achieves universal coverage with essential benefits and lower administrative costs . . ."; and 2) that "two options could achieve the objectives: a single-payer financing approach or a publicly financed coverage option to be offered along with regulated private insurance." The ACP's recommendations are consistent with SGIM's vision for a just system of care in which all people can achieve optimal health. SGIM is strongly committed to advocating for universal health care coverage.


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Mark Earnest, MD - Chair
Health Policy Committee
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Elizabeth Jacobs, MAPP, MD
Health Policy Committe Co-Chair
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