Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

March 2, 2015

Congress has until March 31 to repeal the SGR, the fundamentally flawed system currently used to set Medicare physician payments. If it is not repealed by the end of the month, Congress will be forced to pass the 18th payment patch since this system was put into place; and eventually, lawmakers will be forced to consider further patches that would cost billions more. Contact your lawmakers today and urge them to permanently repeal the SGR formula and replace it with real reform to the Medicare physician payment system.

March 2, 2015

ASCO has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding an upcoming assessment of molecular pathology testing for Medicare coverage.

February 24, 2015

ASCO submitted comments to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on its white paper, Innovation for Healthier Americans, which aligns with the House of Representatives 21st Century Cures initiative to accelerate the pace of cures in the United States.

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.