Advocacy

The Endocrine Society is the world’s largest and most established organization of endocrine clinicians and scientists devoted to solving the most pressing health problems of our time. We identify and act on policy issues that will impact the profession of endocrinology and patients with endocrine conditions; and conduct outreach on behalf of the Hormone Health Network, the Society's public education arm.

We are your trusted advisor and advocate, ensuring your voice is heard and influences policy conversations. We share your recommendations and concerns with lawmakers in the United States and around the world.

On April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued another round of regulatory waivers and rule changes to provide flexibility during the COVID-19 federal public health emergency. This change includes increasing payments for telephone visits to match payment for similar office and outpatient visits, which will increase payments for these services from a range of about $14-41 to about $46-110.

For more information, see the full press release here.

Advocacy in Action

Image Endocrine Society members Drs. Teresa Woodruff (far left) and Hadine Joffe (far right) presented the importance of women's health research at a briefing on Capitol Hill along with NIH Director of the Office of Research on Women's Health, Dr. Janine A. Clayton (middle)
Image Endocrine Society members (left to right) Drs. Joshua Joseph, Shana McCormack, and Anita Bansal on Capitol Hill advocating for biomedical research funding
Image Endocrine Society member Dr. Alvin C. Powers is sworn in to testify about rising insulin prices
Image The Endocrine Society participated in the annual Rally for Medical Research to urge Congress to increase funding for the NIH and biomedical research
Image Endocrine Society members (left to right) Drs. Mario Oyola, Benson Akingbemi, Heather Patisaul and Endocrine Society staff Grace Kranstover on Capitol Hill to advocate for NIH funding
Image Endocrine Society members Dr. Maria Flesiru (in red) and Dr. Paula Amato (far right) on Capitol Hill with other Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) members
Image Endocrine Society members traveled to Brussels to meet with EU Parliamentary members to advocate for greater regulation of EDCs. From left to right - Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Josef Köhrle, Niels Skakkebæk, Linda Fryklund, Jenny Visser, Elizabeth Drury, Rémy Slama
Image Endocrine Society members presented a certificate of appreciation to EU Parliamentary member, Virginjus Sinkevicius for his leadership in regulating EDCs

 

Read more about how we’re working to shape healthcare and research policy and join us in engaging lawmakers in the United States and the European Union by:

Read about our latest work in our weekly Advocacy in Action, explore our latest policy letters, testimony, and amicus briefs. All of this and more can be found below. 

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Make Your Voice Heard

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Join us in lending your voice to our online advocacy to support our policy priorities, endocrinology, and science. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

Join us in lending your voice to our online advocacy to support our policy priorities, endocrinology, and science. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

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