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Comment Letters

Read HRS' Comment Letters on a variety of coverage and reimbursement topics.

HRS Urges CMS to Clarify Shared Decision-Making Requirement for LAAC

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June 28, 2023 - On June 28th, the Heart Rhythm Society, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions, and the American College of Cardiology sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding misinterpretation of the National Coverage Determination shared decision-making requirement for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure. View Comment Letter

HRS Joins Letter Urging Caution on EPA Proposal to Regulate Ethylene Oxide

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June 27, 2023 - HRS joins the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to work with the FDA and public stakeholders to implement updated national standards for device sterilization facilities. View Comment Letter

HRS Voices Support for Expansion of GME Legislation

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May 22, 2023 - The Heart Rhythm Society, and nearly 80 organizations, sent letters to the House and Senate leaders in support of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (S. 1302). The need for physicians continues to grow, and this bipartisan legislation is crucial to expanding the physician workforce. If passed, the legislation will gradually raise the number of Medicare-supported GME positions by 2,000 per year for seven years, for a total of 14,000 new slots.

HRS Signs Letter of Support for Legislation to Stabilize Medicare Physician Payment

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April 24, 2023 - HRS and more than 100 national and state medical societies commended House of Representatives Raul Ruiz, Larry Bucshon, Ami Bera, and Mariannette Miller-Meeks for introducing the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (H.R. 2474 ). If passed, the bill will stabilize Medicare physician payment by providing an annual inflation update based on the Medicare Economic Index. View Submitted Letter