What's New at the NV Capitol

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

The Clock is Ticking! Prevent Cuts to Medicare Reimbursement

November 11, 2022

Congress returned to Washington this week after the midterm elections to finish their legislative work for the year. Medicare providers are facing another round of significant payment cuts in January if Congress does not act by the end of the year. Tell them to address the cuts now!

The CY23 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule jeopardizes the financial stability of many physician practices by cutting the Medicare conversion factor by nearly 4.5%. These cuts, combined with the pending threat of the 4% PAYGO reduction and the termination of the 2% sequestration moratorium in July 2022, result in a nearly 10% reduction in Medicare reimbursement.

It is vital that Congress takes the following actions to address the proposed cuts:

  • Provide at least a 4.5% conversion factor adjustment for 2023 by passing the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022 (H.R. 8800)
  • Waive the 4% statutory PAYGO requirement
  • Eliminate the 2% Medicare sequestration cuts
  • Provide a one-year inflationary update based on the Medicare Economic Index

Your voice is vital! Please use ASCO’s ACT Network to contact your lawmakers today and urge them to act on pending Medicare physician reimbursement cuts before the end of the year.


NOS Joins 400+ Organizations in Support of MCED Legislation

May 5, 2022

The Nevada Oncology Society (NOS) 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).

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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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