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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.

  • Prior Authorization Reform Would Improve Access to Cancer Care

    Jerome Seid, MD, FACP, testified during a hearing of the Michigan State Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services in support of SB 612, a bill that would make important reforms to prior authorization and step therapy protocols. 

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  • Medicaid Block Grant Proposal Would Harm Patients with Cancer

    The Tennessee Oncology Practice Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, outlining concerns about Tennessee’s proposal to transition its current Medicaid program to a block grant approach. 

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  • Georgia Medicaid Proposal Would Jeopardize Cancer Patients

    The Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology sent a letter to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp with concerns about a proposal to partially expand Medicaid in the state. 

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Random Quote

"ASCO is leading the move to a new data-driven era of discovery in clinical oncology."
Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO President, 2014-15