ASCO in ActionASCO in Action regularly provides the latest news and analysis related to cancer policy news; see the following online articles. These updates provide snapshots of ASCO’s ongoing advocacy efforts, as well as opportunities for ASCO members and guests to take action on critical issues affecting the cancer community.

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October 9, 2018

In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, Dr. Ray Page, DO, PhD, FACOI 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.

September 18, 2018

In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, Manali Patel, MD, MPH, joined ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss ASCO’s position statement on Medicaid work requirements, which addresses state waivers submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that, if approved, would make Medicaid eligibility, continued coverage, cost-sharing, and other program benefits dependent on a beneficiary’s work status. 

August 28, 2018

In a new ASCO in Action Podcast, Edward Balaban, DO, FACP, FASCO, an ASCO delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD); and Kristina Novick, MD, an ASCO alternate delegate to the AMA HOD join ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss the society’s role within and the importance of the AMA HOD.

August 7, 2018

In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis discusses the recently released Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. The MPFS is a complete listing of all fees Medicare uses to reimburse doctors and other providers and suppliers under a fee-for-service payment system.

July 24, 2018

In a new ASCO in Action Podcast, ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis highlights the newly launched ASCO campaign, I Live to Conquer Cancerand discusses how ASCO members and the cancer care community can get involved. 

July 10, 2018

ASCO President Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO joined ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis in the most recent ASCO in Action Podcast to discuss her presidential theme and the vision she has for ASCO this coming year. 

June 26, 2018

In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, Dr. Edward Kim, Chair of the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute, joined ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials.

June 12, 2018

Right-to-try is the latest topic addressed in the ASCO in Action podcast series. ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis recently interviewed ASCO Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Schilsky to examine RTT legislation—now enacted as federal law—and discuss the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded access program.

May 29, 2018

With Congress having recently passed federal "right-to-try" (RTT) legislation, ASCO has developed a suite of educational resources that will help members understand the impact of this law on cancer care and individuals with cancer. Resources include a podcast with guest ASCO Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Schilsky, FACP, FASCO, FSCT, an issue brief on RTT legislation, and an FAQ for oncologists and their patients.

May 15, 2018

In the newest ASCO in Action podcast, Dr. Gary H. Lyman, MPH, FASCO, FRCP, joins ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss biosimilars and ASCO’s recent statement on biosimilars published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Lyman is chair of the ASCO Biosimilars Work Group and lead author of the ASCO statement, which aims to educate cancer care providers on the use and regulation of biosimilars.

April 17, 2018

Melissa Dillmon, MD, chair of ASCO’s State Affiliate Council, joins ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis in the latest ASCO in Action podcast to examine current cancer-related policies that state lawmakers are considering and discuss how ASCO members can get involved.  During the podcast, Dr. Dillmon, a hematologist at the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Georgia, highlights a number of state-level issues that will directly impact the cancer care delivery system

March 19, 2018

In a new ASCO in Action Podcast, ASCO Vice President of Clinical Affairs Stephen Grubbs, MD, FASCO, joins ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis, FACP, FASCO, to break down the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and discuss the reimbursement changes coming to oncology practices in the United States.

March 6, 2018

In a new ASCO in Action podcast, ASCO President Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, joined ASCO Chief Executive Officer Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss precision medicine—Dr. Johnson’s presidential theme and the focus of ASCO’s recent State of Cancer Care in America event at the National Press Club.

February 12, 2018

Robin Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO, a medical oncologist at Michiana Hematology Oncology and last year’s ASCO Advocate of the Year, joined ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis this month to discuss Congressional advocacy and the role it plays in shaping cancer-related policies.

February 7, 2018

The ASCO in Action Podcast provides analysis and commentary on cancer policy and practice issues. The show features robust discussion on the most pressing policy and practice issues impacting the cancer care delivery system and individuals with cancer.

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