This Weekly’s Hot Topics:

  • AB 265 passed out of Assembly Health Committee on a 9-2 vote! This Friday is the deadline for state policy committees to hear all fiscal bills. (California News.)
  • Vote for Barbara McAneny, M.D. for AMA President-Elect. (MOASC News & Affiliate News)
  • ASCO is releasing a series of webinars to guide oncology practices to successful quality reporting pursuant to MACRA/QPP.  (Affiliate News)

The Cancer Legal Resource Center announces its 2017 Webinar Series covering many common cancer-related legal issues. This webinar series is open to cancer patients and their families, survivors, caregivers, health care professionals and others coping with cancer. The first in the series, How Can I Make Sure My Wishes Are Upheld? will take place on Wednesday April 26 at 12 pm PST, and will provide an overview of advanced health care directives, powers of attorney for financial affairs, conservator ships, and wills and trusts. For more information click here and go to California News.

AB 265 passed out of Assembly Health Committee on a 9-2 vote! This Friday is the deadline for state policy committees to hear all fiscal bills. This is making for some packed hearing agendas, lots of negotiations on bill language and serious lobbying efforts.  For more information click here and go to California News.

Mandatory Payment Reduction of 2% Continues for the Medicare FFS Program – Sequestration. Providers will continue to see a 2 percent payment decrease on their remittance advice (RA) due to a mandatory sequestration payment reduction. For more information click here and go to Noridian News.

ASCO recently joined more than 180 patient and provider advocacy groups in signing a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) urging the Congressional advisory group to reconsider proposed changes to Medicare Part B drug reimbursement. For more information click here and go to Affiliate News.

 

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April 25, 2017