Advocacy

Championing physicians so physicians can champion their patients.                                  

 

Legislative

The NHMS Legislative Committee and staff tackle federal and state legislative issues that impact you. They continuously monitor bills that may effect physicians’ practice environments and patient access to care, attend and testify at hearings and organize physician rallies on topics of special significance. For more information on the current legislative agenda or how you can get involved, contact james.potter@nhms.org.

Your Lobbyists

The NHMS prides itself on dedicated staff to represent you at the Statehouse and in Washington.  Our seasoned lobbying staff includes:

James Potter,Executive Vice President – james.potter@nhms.org
Valerie Acres, Director of Advocacy - valerie.acres@nhms.org
Catrina Watson, Lobbyist – catrina.watson@nhms.org

Payer Liaison

The relationship with payers in New Hampshire is an area to which the NHMS devotes much focus. We realize that through continued communication and conflict resolution we can make the healthcare environment better for all involved. If you have a specific payer issue that you would like the NHMS to address, please send to james.potter@nhms.org. If you would like information about participating in the Payer Liaison Committee, please contact mary.pyne@nhms.org.

Public Health

The NHMS developed a Public Health Committee in mid-2005 in order to concentrate efforts on areas that specifically affect public health. We welcome input and involvement.

Contact Your Elected Officials:

The following resources are useful in contacting your elected officials:

State:

Governor’s Office: www.governor.nh.gov
State Senate: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate
House of Representatives: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house

Washington:

Senator Shaheen: www.shaheen.senate.gov
Senator Ayotte: www.ayotte.senate.gov
Rep. Shea-Porter (District 1): https://shea-porter.house.gov/
Rep. Kuster (District 2): http://www.kuster.house.gov/

What Congressional District am I in? www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NH

NH Bills:  www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status  
NH Laws: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/indexes