Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

September 1, 2015

On August 31, ASCO submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its proposed rules on the 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS). The society's comments centered around reimbursement for cancer drugs, packaging of drugs and drug administration add-on codes, and increasing high-quality, high-value cancer care in outpatient hospital settings.

September 1, 2015

The deadline for the transition to ICD-10 is fast approaching. On October 1, 2015, ICD-10 will fully replace the current ICD-9 procedure coding system. It is important to get any last minute to-do’s out of the way to ensure a smooth transition. Below is a brief checklist to help prepare your practice for ICD-10 implementation:

August 31, 2015

ASCO issued an updated policy statement on genetic and genomic testing for cancer susceptibility. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the statement reviews the ways in which new technologies are transforming the assessment and identification of inherited cancer susceptibility, and makes a series of recommendations for the optimal deployment of these technologies in oncology practice.

ASCO's ACT Network

ASCO's ACT Network

ALERT CONGRESS TODAY! Use ASCO's ACT Network to contact your elected officials on important policy issues impacting cancer care. 

Federal Research Funding

Federal Research Funding

 

ASCO explores the decade-long decline in federal funding for cancer research – and why this decline must be reversed. Read more here.