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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Monday, August 22, 2022
On Thursday, August 4, the Tennessee State & Federal Primary and State & County General Election took place. State level election results carried little shock, though local election results became a different story in the midst of low voter turnout. 37 new county mayors were elected across the state. And as we near the November 8th State & Federal General Election, there are a few primary race results of note..
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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.
5/16/22: Bill Report
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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!