This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • Read the op-ed by ANCO President, Dr. Daniel Mirda on prior auth. & formulary. (California News)
  • TOMORROW is the last day to sign onto the Roberts/Carper MIPS letter (National News)
  • Read COPA white paper, “Improving Patient Outcomes and Coordination of Care:…” (Affiliate Association News

 

MOASC & ANCO are continuing to work with state providers and organizations to advocate for reforms, and increase public awareness, to prior authorization and formulary exclusion policies. For more information click here and go to California News.

MOASC has signed a letter to key members of Congress urging their leadership to modernize the 340B program. A follow up letter thanking them for holding an informational hearing on the matter and encouraging continued support and prioritization of this important issue, was also sent with MOASC’s signature. For more information click here and go to MOASC News.

ASCO urges all ANCO and MOASC members to contact their Congressional Representatives to ask them to sign onto the Roberts/Carper MIPS letter to the Department of Health and Human Services urging exclusion of separately payable Part B drugs from the application of the MIPS adjustment. The last day to sign onto the letter is October 25. For more information click here and go to National News.

The American Board of Medical Specialties and its 24 member organizations are collaborating to re-evaluate how physicians are certified for continued practice. The initiative, called Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future, will bring together multiple stakeholders to create “a system of continuing Board certification that is meaningful, relevant, and of value.” For more information click here and go to Affiliate Association News.

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October 24, 2017