Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

April 20, 2015

Following repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services noted, that “a small volume” of claims will initially be paid according to the 21 percent rate cut; but that its contractors “will automatically reprocess claims paid at the reduced rate with the new payment rates. No action is necessary by providers who have submitted claims for the impacted dates of service.

April 14, 2015

In a historic vote, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2, repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate formula and ending a13-year roller coaster ride for Medicare beneficiaries and their physicians.

April 14, 2015

ASCO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have launched a project to apply team-based oncology clinical care delivery and are calling for writing teams to submit the best clinical oncology patient-centered practices.

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.