This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- THURSDAY! MOASC’s Targeted Oncology Roundtable MOASC News/ MOASC Programs
- LIVE, SATURDAY! MOASC’s Oncology Summit & Research Symposium MOASC News/ MOASC Programs
- Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act signed into law National News
- End the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Safe Harbor National News
LIVE! MOASC’s 7th Annual Oncology Summit & Research Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. On March 26, 2022, this LIVE Meeting will follow a multi-tumor approach with nationally recognized speakers, which will review personalized cancer care and current clinical trials in Breast, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Lung, CAR-T/Transplant and Myeloma. This will be a great opportunity to learn from experts and network with colleagues. To read more click here and go to MOASC News/MOASC programs.
Beginning April 1, 2022, UnitedHealthcare will no longer mail prior authorization and clinical decision letters, for most* UnitedHealthcare plans in the West region. This includes letters requesting additional information, approvals and denials. Instead, you’ll be able to view them 24/7 through either the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal or an Application Programming Interface (API). This change affects network medical health care professionals (primary and ancillary) and facilities in California and the western region. To read more click here and go to California News.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives. Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and risk increases with age. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, encourage screening to help find this cancer early, when treatment is most effective. Medicare covers colorectal cancer screening, and your patients pay nothing if you accept assignment. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/Noridian News.
President Biden announced the next steps for the revived Cancer Moonshot program aimed at halving the number of cancer deaths in the next 25 years and enhancing quality of life for those who have cancer or have recovered from the disease. Steps include efforts by the FDA to cut morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco use, expansion of a Defense Department clinical research program and a rule that will consider “presumptive service connection” for several rare respiratory cancers for some veterans. To read more click here and go to National News.
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