On November 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed policies that continue to tackle drug pricing reform. Top-line takeaways from today’s proposals include:
Read the CMS fact sheet on the proposed rule here.
Read the full proposed rule here.
The ACCC policy team is continuing to analyze this proposal. Stay tuned for more updates.
On November 21, the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to venetoclax (Venclexta, AbbVie Inc. and Genentech Inc.) in combination with azacitidine or decitabine or low-dose cytarabine for the treatment of newly-diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults who are age 75 years or older, or who have comorbidities that preclude use of intensive induction chemotherapy.
Read the full FDA press release here.
On November 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency has taken steps to support California residents displaced and recovering from the wildfires destroying portions of the state.On November 13, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency (PHE) in areas of California retroactive to November 8. The PHE allows CMS to waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requirements if necessary to provide health services.
The agency will take the following steps to support the state of California and those residents impacted by wildfires:
On Monday, November 19, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a call to address three key topics stemming from the finalization of the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule. During this call, CMS experts will briefly cover three provisions and address questions related to:
Participants are encouraged to review the final rule prior to the call and the following materials:
The target audiences for this call are Medicare Part B fee-for-service clinicians; office managers and administrators; state and national associations that represent healthcare providers; and other stakeholders.
Click here to register for this call and other Medicare Learning Network events.
On November 1 and 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)/Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rules. ACCC has released summaries on these final rules, available for ACCC members here:
On Wednesday, November 28, join legal experts from Hogan Lovells for a one-hour overview and discussion about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final CY 2019 OPPS and PFS rules. The agency finalized several significant proposals this year and beyond that will impact payments to Evaluation & Management (E/M) visits, 340B hospitals and outpatient facilities, as well as access for biosimilars and telehealth, and much more.
Webinar: CMS Final CY 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rules: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
3:30 – 4:30 PM EST
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