As cancer care professionals who experience the challenges of providing quality cancer care first-hand, WVOS 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.
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Access ACCC’s CY 2019 PFS Proposed Rule Summary and ACCC’s CY 2019 OPPS Proposed Rule Summary
WVOS Submits Comments on the HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs
On July 16, 2018, the West Virginia Oncology Society (WVOS), along with the American Society of Hematology and additional oncology state societies, submitted comments on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. Concerns center around the proposal to move drugs from Medicare Part B to Medicare Part D.
WVOS Submits Comments to CMS on the Proposed 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Rule
On September 11, 2017, WVOS 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.
WVOS Letter to Senator Capito on PACT Act
On April 22, 2016, WVOS submitted a letter asking Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV, 2nd District) to introduce a companion bill to the Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act, H.R. 2846.
Archived Webinar: What You Need to Know about CMS' Final 2018 OPPS & PFS Rules
Legal experts present a one-hour (ACCC members-only) discussion about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) final 2018 OPPS and PFS rules. The agency's proposals under the OPPS will bring significant changes to 2018 payments for 340B hospitals and new outpatient facilities. ACCC members can access the recorded webinar, presentation slides, and rule summaries for in-depth analysis of the final rule. [Login Required] Webinar originally presented on November 29, 2017.
ACCC Holds Webinar to Review CMS Proposed Changes
ACCC held a webinar on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, with Hogan Lovells to review CMS’ 2018 Proposed Rules for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
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