This Weekly‘s Hot Topics

  • Three hospital groups file lawsuit against the Trump administration to block 340B cuts. (National News)
  • FDA initiates temporary importation of some intravenous drug products from its facilities in other countries. (National News)
  • The Value of Community Oncology: New Site of Care Cost Research webinar (Affiliate Association News)


The California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO) can help practices with 15 or fewer physicians with free assistance to prepare and participate in the Medicare QPP. For more information click here and go to California News.

The 2017 MOASC Administrator & Oncology Billing Programs, highlighted MACRA quality reporting scores and how not to miss your bonus through MIPS in 2019, Benchmarking and Revenue Cycles, the Impact of Rising Healthcare Costs and Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management, A/R Billing Updates and Medi-Cal Updates. For more information click here and go to MOASC News.

MEMBER ONCOLOGIST CLOSING PRACTICE, DRUG STOCK AVAILABLE. A MOASC member is closing their practice and has leftover stock available. For more information click here and go to MOASC News.

Three hospital groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration yesterday to try to block dramatic cuts in a federal drug discount program. The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals argue in a D.C. federal court filing Congress intended for hospitals and health clinics serving low-income patients to receive a discount on drugs through the 340B program. For more information click here and go to National News.

CMS, in its final rule on the 2018 HOPSS, has finalized a proposal to cut reimbursement for separately paid drugs under the 340B Drug Pricing Program from ASP plus 6% to ASP minus 22.5%. Rural Sole Community Hospitals, PPS-exempt Cancer Hospitals, and Children’s hospitals will be exempt from this policy in 2018. For more information click here and go to CMS News.


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November 14, 2017