This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- California rule effective in August will require masks to be worn California News
- Blue Shield of California offers assistance to Blue Shield of California members affected by wildfires in California California News
- Cancer Care Planning & Communications Act (HR4414) introduced National News
- Tonight, Tuesday, August 3, 11:59 p.m. PDT, is the deadline to submit your best new scientific research in hematology Affiliate Association News/ASH News
A California rule taking effect in August will require state employees, health care providers and facilities, and workers in congregate settings to provide verification of their COVID-19 vaccination status or undergo mandatory periodic COVID-19 testing. The state will also require unvaccinated workers at outpatient facilities, such as dental offices, to wear masks and get tested for COVID-19 weekly. To read more click here and go to California News.
Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cancer Survivors Caucus, on July 13, introduced the Cancer Care Planning & Communications Act (HR4414), which would create a Medicare service for cancer care planning. The legislation would improve doctor-patient communication by enabling doctors to bill Medicare for the time they spend developing comprehensive cancer care plans, at diagnosis, when there is a change in treatment plan, and at the transition to post-treatment survivorship. To read more click here and go to National News.
Tonight, Tuesday, August 3, 11:59 p.m. PDT, is the deadline to submit your best new scientific research in hematology. To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News/ASH News
Join COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) for a virtual Advocacy Chat. The chat will feature Brenda McGarr, RN, an oncology nurse at Augusta Oncology in Augusta, GA. With more than 17 years in the field, Brenda has experience from around the field, operating as an oncology nurse navigator, inpatient nurse, case manager, and other positions. Additionally, Brenda is the CPAN Chapter Leader for Augusta Oncology, working with passionate advocates to make sure their voice is heard from Atlanta to Washington, DC. To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News/COA News
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