Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

October 20, 2014

In the next few weeks, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in collaboration with multiple specialty societies will randomly distribute an American Medical Association (AMA) Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) survey of the therapeutic injection CPT ® codes 96372, 96374, and 96375 the chemotherapy injection CPT ® codes 96401, 96409, and 96411. These services are utilized widely by ASCO members and we need your assistance to ensure the relative value units (RVUs) are accurately and fairly presented to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

October 20, 2014

ASCO has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health regarding a Request for Information on sex as a biological variable in biomedical research (NOT-OD-14-128).

October 17, 2014

Representatives Reid Ribble (R-WI) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) are asking fellow Representatives to sign a letter to leadership of the House of Representatives asking them to take action this year to eliminate the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to set Medicare physician payments and enact fiscally responsible reforms to the system.

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. 

ASCO Issue Backgrounders

ASCO Issue Backgrounders

ASCO offers issue backgrounders to help provide an overview of the major policy issues that impact patients with cancer and the physicians who care for them. The issue backgrounders cover topics such as reimbursement, health equity, cancer research funding, and more.

Click here to read the backgrounds and help develop your understanding of cancer policy issues.

NIH Funding Educational Series

NIH Funding Educational Series

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