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Advocacy

To improve patient care, ASCO advocates for increased federal funding for research, greater health care access, value in cancer care, and payment reform.

  • Urge Congress to Address Social Determinants of Health

    Use the ASCO ACT Network to tell your representatives in Congress to co-sponsor the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Accelerator Act, ASCO-backed legislation to address social determinants of health and improve outcomes for all patients.

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  • Added Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills in New Rule

    Federal agencies released an interim final rule implementing additional protections against surprise medical bills. The rule includes provisions on dispute resolution, good faith estimates for uninsured (or self-pay) individuals, and expanded rights to external review.

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  • Extended Open Enrollment, Special Enrollment Periods Finalized

    CMS finalized a rule that could increase access to cancer care through an extended open enrollment period and monthly special enrollment periods for federally facilitated health insurance exchanges and state-based exchanges on the federal platform.

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"At ASCO, there's a place for everyone from every corner of oncology and the world."
Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO
ASCO CEO 2006-2016