Share

    


In This Section

Home / Advocate / Legislative Action Center

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 your bottom line and the financial viability of your organization, which is why it's so important that ACCC members bring their on-the-frontline perspectives to the legislative process.

 

ACCC Capitol Hill Day 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, ACCC members representing 21 states and covering 150 districts headed to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of their cancer patients. Capitol Hill Day was the first opportunity for ACCC members to meet with the 116th Congress, a diverse legislative class featuring more than 100 newly elected Representatives and 10 Senators.

In nearly 70 scheduled meetings, participants advocated for oral parity (H.R.1730/S.741), clinical trial coverage for Medicaid enrollees with life-threatening conditions (H.R. 913), and discussed the rising cost of healthcare and drugs. Read the ACCC advocacy issue and advocacy briefs below:

During a luncheon address, Robyn Stacy-Humphries, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Patient Advocate, shared the compelling story of her battle with lymphoma and the importance of clinical trial access, having herself participated in a CAR T-cell therapy clinical trial.

Explore highlights from Capitol Hill Day 2019 here.

 

FROM THE ACCCBUZZ BLOG

  • Pills on Bills
    Tips for Assisting Uninsured Patients with Treatment Costs
    March 24, 2022
    Jeanie Troy, a financial navigator at Lake Region Healthcare in the Cancer Care and Research Center, discusses how to help uninsured patients access their anti-cancer treatment if they are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.
  • 2022-amccbs-blog-240x160
    Recap: ACCC’s 48th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit, Part 2
    March 15, 2022
    After convening its members, sponsors, and industry partners in Washington, DC, for the first time since the dawn of COVID-19, ACCC Buzz shares a glimpse of the activities and insights the final day at ACCC’s 48th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
  • health-policy-385x247
    Congress Passes Bills to Extend Telehealth and Fund Cancer Research
    March 11, 2022
    This week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2022 with broad bipartisan support. Included in the domestic appropriations are several key healthcare provisions of interest to ACCC and the cancer care community.
  • black-history-month-240x160
    Black History Month Addresses Health and Wellness in Oncology and Beyond
    February 09, 2022
    Each year, February 1 marks the start of Black History Month, for which a specific theme is chosen. The theme for 2022—health and wellness in the Black community—mirrors ACCC’s mission of reducing health disparities in cancer care and outcomes.
  • rocket
    Cancer Moonshot Reignites
    February 07, 2022
    Read how the Cancer Moonshot aims to improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer by increasing cancer screenings, increasing access to clinical trials, and investing in new treatments, among other initiatives.
  • Blocks Spelling Policy
    Health Equity a Key Theme of Health Care Value Week
    February 02, 2022
    In January 2022, ACCC co-sponsored Health Care Value Week, a series of virtual events with top Administration officials from CMS to support the advancement of value-based care. By highlighting the success stories of value-based payment models and addressing the need to further eliminate barriers to care for marginalized groups, the event discussed next steps in providing more equitable, accessible, and affordable care in the United States.

ACCC Members talk about hill day

quotation-open-60x60

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
quotation-close-60x60

 

 

quotation-open-60x60

[Congressional staff were] engaged, actively listening.

— Angela DeCillis, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Newark Beth Israel, RWJ Barnabus Health System
quotation-close-60x60

 

 

quotation-open-60x60

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
quotation-close-60x60