IMS Public Statements

The following are recent public comments IMS has issued regarding health policy issues under consideration. For more information on these or other issues, please contact Dennis Tibben with the IMS Center for Physician Advocacy.

November 29, 2017: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1
Letter to Senators Grassley and Ernst regarding the proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

July 13, 2017: IMS Statement on Federal Health Reform
Public statement addressing amendments released on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA).

June 27, 2017: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 Letter
Letter to Senators Grassley and Ernst regarding the recently released U.S. Senate's version of federal health reform.

June 22, 2017: IMS Statement on the Senate’s BCRA
Press Release concerning The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA).

June 15, 2017: IMS Statement on FY18 Medicaid Rate Cuts
Press Release opposing the Medicaid provider rate cuts implemented by the Iowa General Assembly in the 2017 session.

June 9, 2017: Physician Supervision of a Physician Assistant Letter
Letter to Mark Bowden, Executive Director, Iowa Board of Medicine, regarding rules appropriate physician supervision of a physician assistant (PA).