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Advocacy & Policy

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

  • Are PBMs Putting Personal Profits Ahead of Patient Access?

    In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, Dr. Ray Page joins ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss the impact that Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are having on cancer care delivery and ASCO’s recent position statement on PBMs.

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  • Pharmacy "Gag Clause" Bills Signed into Law

    President Trump signed a pair of bills into law aimed at increasing transparency with regard to drug prices in the United States. Both bills prohibit so-called "gag clauses," which prevent pharmacists from telling customers if they could save money by buying prescription drugs out-of-pocket rather than using their health insurance.

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  • 2017 MIPS Performance Feedback, Targeted Review

    The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released performance feedback and a comprehensive overview for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinicians who participated the 2017 performance year.

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Random Quote

"As medical professionals and as a Society, we must all continue to evolve and transform cancer care and research with each new discovery."
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO
ASCO President, 2015-16