Lobbying Relationship

Client

Society of Hospital Medicine

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Lobbying firm

Chamber Hill Strategies

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  • Physician payment policy including implementation of H.R.2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; H.R. 1421/S. 568 related to observation status; H.R.6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.

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General Issues: Medicare/Medicaid

Spending: about $475,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2015: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Bills mentioned

H.R.2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Sponsor: Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)

S.737: Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act

Sponsor: Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

H.R.1343: Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmission Program Act...

Sponsor: Jim Renacci (R-Ohio)

S.688: Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmission Program Act...

Sponsor: Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.)

S.2141: TRUST IT Act

Sponsor: Bill Cassidy (R-La.)

H.R.4848: HIP Act

Sponsor: Tom Price (R-Ga.)

H.R.2646: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016

Sponsor: Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)

S.2680: Mental Health Reform Act of 2016

Sponsor: Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

S.1945: Mental Health Reform Act of 2015

Sponsor: Bill Cassidy (R-La.)

S.524: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

Sponsor: Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

H.R.1421: Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2017

Sponsor: Joe Courtney (D-Conn.)

S.568: Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

H.R.2: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

Sponsor: K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas)

H.R.6: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

Sponsor: Greg Walden (R-Ore.)

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Lobbyists

Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
Jennifer Bell Health Policy Advisor, Sen. Finance Committee Legislative Assistant, Rep. John Thune (R-SD)
Michaela Sims Legislative Counsel, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) Legislative Director and Counsel, Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE)
Laura Kemper Counsel, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Health Policy Advisor, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Executive Assistant, Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
Melissa Bartlett Privacy Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office for Civil Rights Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce
Jennifer Higgins n/a
Anna Weinstein n/a
Matthew Gontarchick n/a

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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