Some Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participants have received inaccurate payment adjustments as a result of Medicare Part B drug costs incorrectly being included in the adjustments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is aware of the error and is working to resolve the issue. ASCO is in contact with CMS and will continue to keep members informed.
ASCO strongly opposes the White House budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020, which would hamper federally funded biomedical research and impede access to care for Americans dealing with cancer. The proposal would drastically cut funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, undoing efforts to revitalize federally funded cancer research, while increasing patient barriers to care.
ASCO is seeking applications for research grants for projects that use data from CancerLinQ Discovery as a source. The one-year grants of $32,500 each are aimed at providing early and mid-career clinical oncology and health service investigators with real-world evidence that can inform their research. The application period opened March 1 and will close on April 30.
ASCO Symposia bring together specialists from around the world to offer educational content and the latest scientific discoveries in the respective fields, while providing ample time for networking and collaboration. Upcoming Symposia include the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care in Research, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium and more.