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Legislative Action Center

Together we can help key policy makers at the federal and local levels better understand how their decisions on policy and legislation impact community oncology care. State and federal legislation can have a real impact on patient access to quality cancer care and the financial viability of your organization. This is why it's so important for ACCC and Oncology State Society members to offer their on-the-frontline perspectives to the legislative process.



ACCC 2022 Virtual Hill Day

As Congress continues to consider legislation to improve access to care after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to share the real-world impact that federal health policy has on cancer patients and care delivery with your congressional representatives. 

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is pleased to continue to make advocacy more accessible to its members by once again offering an innovative way to experience advocacy trainings, legislative briefings, and congressional meetings in 2022. 

Join colleagues from your state for the ACCC Virtual Capitol Hill Day* on Wednesday, June 15. You don’t need to be a “policy expert” or be familiar with specific legislation in order to participate. These meetings are an opportunity to share the challenges that you—and your patients—face, allowing you to help ensure that future legislation reflects the reality of cancer care delivery. 

* Participation in the ACCC Virtual Capitol Hill Day is exclusive to ACCC members as one valuable benefit of membership. If you are not a member and would like to join, please explore our membership options.

ACCC 2022 Virtual Hill Day: Legislative Asks
  • Cosponsor the Telehealth Modernization Act (H.R. 1332/S. 368)
  • Cosponsor the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021 (H.R.3173/S. 3018)

Advocates may also encourage legislators to support:

  • The DIVERSE Trials Act (H.R. 5030/S. 2706)
  • The Safe Step Act (H.R. 2163/S. 464)
  • The Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021(H.R. 1946/S. 1873)

Review Summary of Asks

FROM THE ACCCBUZZ BLOG

  • Burnout in Oncology: Results from ACCC’s 2022 Mini Z Survey
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    November 08, 2022
    Dr. Barbara Schmidtman highlights key findings from the 2022 ACCC Mini Z burnout survey, comparing results from the pre-pandemic 2019 to now.
  • Jack’s Caregiver Coalition: Building a Community of Support
    By Mike McGarry
    November 03, 2022
    November is National Family Caregivers Month! Learn about Jack's Caregiver Coalition, including how it is meeting the unique needs of male family caregivers, on ACCCBuzz.
  • #ACCCNOC: What Does the Future of Cancer Care Look Like?
    October 13, 2022
    The ACCC 39th National Oncology Conference opened with two pre-conferences, covering financial advocacy in oncology and the future of cancer care. Learn what care delivery may look like in 2040 and how ACCC is supporting cancer programs and practices through its Financial Advocacy Network.
  • Blocks Spelling Policy
    State Legislation Requiring Coverage of Biomarker Testing Gains Momentum
    By Matt Devino, MPH
    September 30, 2022
    State legislation across the U.S. is tackling health insurance coverage for comprehensive biomarker testing. Learn more about what's going on where you live and across the nation.
  • Finger Stacking Healthcare Blocks
    Converging Goals: Public Health & the Cancer Moonshot Initiative
    September 22, 2022
    On September 16, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network convened experts and stakeholders in D.C. for a policy summit spotlighting today’s cancer screening and prevention landscape. Learn what speakers discussed, including what changes need to happen to create an equitable future for all people at risk—or not—for cancer.

ACCC Members talk about hill day

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I appreciated all the energy around trying to move cancer to the forefront with people who can vote on policy.

— Gina Moon, CFO, Green Bay Oncology
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[Congressional staff were] engaged, actively listening.

— Angela DeCillis, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Newark Beth Israel, RWJ Barnabus Health System
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I think the level of support that ACCC provides is really great for newbies like me ... this has been a great opportunity to have a voice and be part of healthcare policy.

— Robin Hearne, MS, RN, The Outer Banks Hospital
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