National TV show interested in exploring stigma of cancer in Asian Americans.

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The national TV show Matter of Fact w/ Soledad O’Brien is interested in exploring the stigma of cancer in Asian Americans. MOASC member, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation in LA is already being interviewed regarding the Chinese American community. However, they are hoping to find one other Southern California practice that treats another community (e.g. Vietnamese, Korean) to add more to the story. The show is looking for an Asian American doctor who treats patients of the same ethnicity. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

February 23, 2022, MOASC presents their Lung Cancer Series webinar on the Treatment of KRAS Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Join Hatim Husain, MD, University of California San Diego, Jonathan Riess, M.D., University of California, Davis, and Sukhmani Padda, M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a lively discussion. This is also a great opportunity to learn from key opinion leaders and network with colleagues. Submit your questions and cases, in advance, for discussion with key opinion leaders in the field. Hear the latest clinical trial data, apply it to your patients, consider real-world scenarios and how to mitigate barriers to treatment. To read more click here and go to MOASC News/MOASC Programs

MOASC has been in receipt of many member questions regarding the brown/white bagging coverage under new Medi-Cal Rx program. The following comes from the Medi-Cal Rx Education Outreach at Magellan Health to MOASC. If a pharmacy furnishes medication to the beneficiary and the beneficiary takes it to the physician’s office for it to be administered, then it would be processed by Medi-Cal Rx. If the pharmacy bills Medi-Cal Rx and then they deliver the medication directly to the physician’s office (on behalf of the beneficiary) to be administered then it would be processed through Medi-Rx. When the pharmacy acts as a supplier to the physician’s office then this would not be processed by Medi-Cal Rx. To read more click here and go to California News.

In furthering his #CancerMoonshot, @POTUS reiterated the importance of screenings and prevention, “screening is how you catch it early, before it’s too late.” We are proud to support the president and @RepRaulRuiz whose work on the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act will help ensure seniors can access vital, life-saving technologies and deliver on our shared goal of ending cancer as we know it. To read more click here and go to National News.

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February 8, 2022

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