Massachusetts Medical Society: COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

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The MMS has a robust advocacy strategy to address this unfolding crisis, working with state and local leaders, Congress, the Administration, trade associations, and coalition partners to advocate, for example, for financial support for physician practices, access to personal protective equipment, and critical liability protections. Through direct lobbying, drafting model legislative text, joint letters with state and national associations, and grassroots advocacy by our members, the MMS continues to advocate to support physicians and create an optimal environment for the best clinical response to the COVID-19 crisis. 


Resources

Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Congress has passed a $1.9T COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The package includes several provisions important to physicians and aligned with MMS advocacy efforts.

Congress to Pass COVID-19 Relief, Assistance for Providers and Ban on Surprise Billing

On December 20, 2020, Congress came to a compromise on a year-end legislative package. Listed here are details on what we expect to see.

Physician Liability Immunity and COVID-19

Learn more about MMS’ advocacy role in new physician liability protections passed into law.

Considerations and Recommendations to Move Forward Medicine

Learn more about MMS’ recommendations for moving forward medical practice in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Public Policy Recommendations in Response to COVID-19

Read MMS’ public policy recommendations for how to best support the practice of medicine throughout the remainder of the pandemic.


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Federal Advocacy


MMS Testimony




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