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PHYSICIAN ADVOCACY FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE, AND SLEEP MEDICINE

Aligned with CHEST’s Health Policy and Advocacy Committee agenda, Washington Watchline is a newsletter that aims to keep CHEST members informed about governmental activities that affect physicians who provide clinical care in respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine. Follow Washington Watchline to learn more about CHEST’s advocacy around regulatory, legislative, and payment issues that relate to the delivery of healthcare in support of CHEST’s mission.

Current Issue

February 2021

CHEST-Hosted TEP Meeting to Yield Consensus Paper on Noninvasive Ventilation

As described in the August and October issues of Washington Watchline, a virtual meeting of a Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) panel led to a CHEST-hosted Technical Expert Panel (TEP) on home use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in early October.

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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE


Perspectives From TEP Participants

Webinar Discusses Recent Changes in Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

HPAC Continues Planning for Future of Advocacy at CHEST

CHEST Collaborations Address Clinician Issues in Multiple Areas

Conference Tackles Current Issues in Health Policy and Advocacy

CHEST Analytics Offers Clinical Trials Matching Service

Staffing Support Available Through CHEST Program



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