Health Policy and Advocacy Committee Activities

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Health Policy and Advocacy Committee Activities

In recent reports to the CHEST Board of Regents, Health Policy and Advocacy Committee (HPAC) Chair Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP, presented updates on the five main activities HPAC has focused on in the last few months:

“At the end of the day, who is speaking for us?” Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP, Chair of CHEST’s Health Policy and Advocacy Committee (HPAC) explains why he is involved in advocacy activities. “We are the clinicians who most clearly see our patients’ needs and are in the best place to bring our voices together to advocate for them. Educating legislators and regulators about what we see in our practices—including telehealth, oxygen access, home ventilation, and smoking and vaping issues—contributes to our ability to provide the best care we can.”

Dr. Freedman encourages all members to be aware of the committee’s activities as an integral part of the practice of chest medicine. Responding to calls to action as well as working within CHEST NetWorks to support advocacy efforts will strengthen the voice for the best care for patients. Members interested in participating in committee activities should contact


Health Policy and Advocacy Committee Activities

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Technical Expert Panel on Optimal NIV Medicare Access

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Clinician Matching Network Continues Efforts

Health Policy and Advocacy Committee Initial Members and Staff

Staff and Ex Officio Members

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