Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

September 2, 2015

Several ASCO members and other faculty and staff from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had the opportunity to meet Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) on Aug. 25. 

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:

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.