What's New at the LA Capitol

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

Governor Edwards to Sign Prior Authorization Bill

May 24, 2022

Lawmakers in Louisiana unanimously passed SB 112, a bill that requires health insurers to reduce burdensome delays in approving and making payments for covered healthcare services. The bill instructs insurers to implement and maintain a program that allows for selective application of prior authorization requirements based on a provider's performance and adherence to evidence-based medicine. LOS and ASCO submitted a joint letter in support of the legislation to members of the House of Representatives. The bill now heads to Governor Edwards for approval.

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LOS Joins 400+ Organizations in Support of MCED Legislation

May 5, 2022

The Louisiana Oncology Society (LOS) 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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