As cancer care professionals who experience the challenges of providing quality cancer care first-hand, TOPS 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 advocacy webpage features weekly legislation updates from the Tennessee General Assembly, local news, and more.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The 112th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned sine die last week ending a two-year legislative term, which convened a total of five times to address issues pertaining to education and COVID19, among a number of other hot button issues. This session was filled with many unprecedented happenings from a federal investigation, which resulted in a guilty plea and resignation from a State House member, to the first of its kind vote to remove a sitting Senator in the Senate.
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On February 8, 2022, TOPS President Stephen M. Schleiher, MD, MBA, Tennessee Oncology PLLC, urged the TN House Insurance Committee to regulate laws around PBMs, describing three of 400 cases of patient steerage by PBMs.
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