Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

February 12, 2016

Members of the ASCO Government Relations Committee came to Washington, D.C. to meet with key federal agency and congressional committee staff to discuss ASCO's top policy priorities. Issues discussed include the importance of big data initiatives such as CancerLinQ, Electronic Health Record interoperability, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act implementation, and quality measurement. 

February 12, 2016

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is accepting applications and third-party nominations for openings on its seven Advisory Panels. PCORI Advisory Panels bring together diverse stakeholders—including practitioners, researchers, patients, and industry experts—to help guide the organization in its mission to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. Individuals from across the healthcare community are invited to apply.

February 12, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadlines for 2015 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting mechanism. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until at least March 11, 2016 to submit 2015 EHR data via QRDA. 

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.