What's New at the MT Capitol

As cancer care professionals who experience the challenges of providing quality cancer care first-hand, MSOS 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. 

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Legislative Developments

Montana Governor Signs Fertility Preservation Bill
July 13, 2023

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed SB 516 into law, which requires coverage of fertility preservation treatments for patients with cancer. The Association for Clinical Oncology partnered with the Montana State Oncology Society on a letter of support when the bill was under consideration in the state House. Montana has become the 13th state to pass fertility preservation coverage with standard fertility preservation services, which is defined in the bill as “procedures consistent with established medical practices and professional guidelines published by a national association for practitioners of reproductive medicine or clinical oncology.” The law takes effect on January 1, 2024.


MSOS Joins 400+ Organizations in Support of MCED Legislation
May 5, 2022

The Montana State Oncology Society (MSOS) joined more than 400 organization from all 50 states to urge Congress to pass the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection (MCED) Screening Coverage Act (H.R.1946/S.1873) this year. This legislation would create a pathway for MCED tests to be covered by the Medicare program following approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Read the Letter


Oncology State Societies at ACCC: Snapshot from the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting

In this clip, Stephanie Van Winkle, Executive Director of the Oncology State Societies at ACCC, gives an overview of the important work the Oncology State Societies does to empower its members around state and federal advocacy issues, and help them support cancer care delivery in their state. Join today

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