Visit the ACCC COVID-19 Resource Center & Listserv for Insights on Providing Optimal Patient Care During the Pandemic.


National Policy Resources—Local Advocacy Results

As cancer care professionals who experience the challenges of providing quality cancer care first-hand, IOS members are well positioned to educate decision-makers on how coverage and reimbursement issues affect community oncology. State and federal legislation can have a significant impact on the financial viability of local cancer programs, which is why it's so important that our members make their voices heard.

In an effort to provide resources needed to effectively advocate on the issues that are important to them, our redesigned advocacy webpage features activity from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), national healthcare coverage through the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), local news articles and webinars, and more.

We want to hear from you! If there is a specific piece of legislation you want to know more about, an important resource we're missing, or if you want to get more involved, please contact us!


Indiana Oncology Caucus

Rep Steve Bartels 326x325On March 2, 2020, IOS once again hosted the Indiana Oncology Caucus in collaboration with Representative Steve Bartels of Indiana House District 74.  Rep. Bartels along with other Indiana legislators, IOS Board Members, Relations Director of the American Cancer Society and other invited guests had a great discussion about the wastefulness of unused drugs and how a drug repository program would benefit the cancer patients of Indiana.

 

 

Federal Advocacy

IOS Submits Comments to CMS on the Proposed 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Rule
On September 11, 2017, IOS submitted comments on the proposed rule published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) related to payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other revisions to Part B for Calendar Year (CY) 2018. 

 
Archived Webinar: CMS Final 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System & Physician Fee Schedule Rules: What You Need to Know

ACCC members were invited to join legal experts and their ACCC colleagues for a one-hour overview and discussion about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final CY 2020 OPPS and PFS rules. The webinar covered key proposals the agency has finalized under the OPPS that will affect next year’s payments for 340B hospitals, excepted off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs), as well as updates to the administration's pricing transparency and drug pricing reform efforts. A recording of this webinar, presentation slides, and rule summaries are available to ACCC members.  

ACCC members can access summaries of the final rules here. [Requires Login] Also available, a summary of selected provisions of the CY2020 Hospital Price Transparency Requirements for Hospitals to Make Standard Charges Public final rule. [Requires Login]

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