Join Clinician Volunteer Corps to fielding inquiries from patients, family members, and clinicians in Eastern Europ

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  • Join Clinician Volunteer Corps to fielding inquiries from patients, family members, and clinicians in Eastern Europe  National News
  • TOMORROW! California Department of Managed Health Care public meeting on Health Care Premium Rates and Prescription Drug Cost Transparency California News
  • TOMORROW! Advances in Multiple Myeloma Affiliate Association News/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society News
  • THURSDAY! Women leaders in oncology Affiliate Association News/ANCO News

TOMORROW! March 16, 2022, at 3 p.m., the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) invites you to a public meeting on Health Care Premium Rates and Prescription Drug Cost Transparency to be held on the phone and in San Francisco at the Milton Marks Conference Center at 455 Golden Gate Ave, Lower Level, San Francisco, CA 94102-3688. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and provide public comments. To read more click here and go to California News

Starting April 25, 2022, all codes requiring an invoice price including but not limited to A9500 will deny unprocessable if not submitted with a clear total invoice price. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/Noridian News.

CMS recently announced it would be giving physician groups participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) more time to apply for an extreme and uncontrollable circumstance waiver due to the ongoing disruptions the COVID-19 public health emergency. Physician groups, virtual groups and alternative payment model (APM) entities now have until March 31, 2022, to apply for a waiver to have their data re-weighted to account for COVID-19 impacts. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/CMS News.

Please complete the form on the following link to join our Clinician Volunteer Corps to work in tandem with the American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center team members in fielding inquiries from patients, family members, and clinicians in Eastern Europe. Thank you for considering this important opportunity to assist cancer patients during this extremely difficult time. To read more click here and go to National News.

TOMORROW! The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on drug pricing.  It is expected that Medicare negotiation, PBMs, and insulin prices to be hot topics. We would like to have partners engage before and during the hearing about keeping reforms patient focused, ensuring all market participants are subject to reform (specifically middlemen like PBMs that are driving up costs), and opposing price setting that could limit future innovations/cures. To read more click here and go to National News.

To read the full edition of the California Oncology Weekly Newsletter, click on the date below.

March 15, 2022



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