Past Announcements

March 2020

  • March 9, 2020 - Juul Labs Sought to Court AGs as Teen Vaping Surged, Find out more
  • March 3, 2020 - Community Oncology Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court Supporting State Regulation of PBMs, Find out more
  • March 2, 2020 - The Association Between Drug Rebates and List Prices, Find out more

February 2020

  • Feb 25, 2020 - COA Letter on Continued Issues Faced by Veterans, Service Members, and Families With TRICARE, Find out more
  • Feb 23, 2020 - Physicians, Hospitals Meet Their New Competitor - Insurer-Owned Clinics, Find out more
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Insurance Companies Have No Place Practicing Medicine, Find out more
  • Feb 12, 2020 - Vapers Show Cancer-Associated Biological Changes Similar to Smokers, Find out more
  • Feb 11, 2020 - One in Four Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Medical Care - and Why, Find out more
  • Feb 4, 2020 - Oncologists Press Congress to Set 72-Hour Limit for Payers to Fill Cancer Drug Prescriptions, Find out more
  • Feb 4, 2020 - Are Commercial Payers in Denial About Denials? Find out more

January 2020

  • Jan 30, 2020 - Nutrition Tips for Chemo-Brain, Find out more
  • Jan 27, 2020 - GAO Recommends CMS, HRSA Improve 340B Duplicate Discount Oversight, Find out more
  • Jan  27, 2020 - CMS: Medicare Will Cover Genetic Diagnostics for Certain Cancers, Find out more
  • Jan. 23, 2020 - Blue Cross Insurers to Create Their Own Drug Company Amid Price Fight, Find out more
  • Jan. 15, 2020 - American Cancer Survivors Face Substantial Financial Hardship and Sacrifices, Find out more
  • Jan. 8, 2020 - US Cancer Death Rate Drops by Most on Record, Find out more

November/December 2019

  • Dec. 10, 2019 - FDA can regulate e-cigarettes just like conventional cigarettes, appeals court says, Find out more
  • Nov. 26, 2019 - Mandatory CMS Radiation Oncology Model Goes on the Back Burner, Find out more
  • Nov. 21, 2019 - Blue Cross Association Launching National Provider Network, Find out more
  • Nov. 18, 2019 - ASCO Policy Brief on CAR-T Therapy, Find out more
  • Nov. 5, 2019 - Community Needs More Time to Assess and Comment on CMMI’s Proposed Oncology Care First Model, Find out more
  • Nov. 4, 2019 - For Some Cancer Patients, Monitoring Symptoms Can Extend Their Lives, Find out more
  • Nov. 1, 2019 - American Cancer Society Announces New Video Series Created to Deliver Clinical and Emotional Support to Cancer Caregivers.  Click here for more.

 October 2019

  • Could Biosimilars Be Integrated into Alternative Payment Models?  Find out more
  • Nearly 60% of Blood Cancer Patients Covered by Medicare Delay or Forgo Treatment, Find out more
  • Report: Progress in Global Cancer Fight is Not Only Possible, but Achievable, Find out more
  • Walmart to Measure Doctor Quality in Local Markets, Find out more
  • Denial Rates and Days to Pay for Cancer Drugs: Commercial Health Plan Report Card, Click here for more.

September 2019

  • CMS to Collect 340B Drug Cost Information, Click here for more
  • Cancer Drugs Account for 27% of All New Drug Approvals in the US, Click here for more
  • Sharing Hospital Outpatient Payment Proposal Maintains 340B Cuts, Addresses Price Transparency and Prior Authorization, Click here for more.
  • CMS Proposes New Electronic Prior Authorization Process to Speed Access to Care, Find out more
  • Economic Cost of Cancer in U.S. Tops $94B Annually According to a Study, Click here for more.

 July 2019

  • Community Needs More Time to Assess and Comment on CMMI’s Proposed Oncology Care First Model, Find out more
  • Patients Need Protection From Surprise Medical Bills, Organizations Tell Congress, Find out more
  • Cancer Pain Predicted by Lower Anxiety and Depression, Higher Social Support, Find out more
  • United Health and Optum 'Uniting Care and Coverage' in New Model, Find out more
  • New Survey Seeks Provider Input on Clinical Trial Enrollment, Click here for the survey
  • Educate and Support Your Patients with ASCO Answers Materials, Order printed copies online at the ASCO Store.
  • New Technology Add-on Payment: Impact on CAR T-cell Therapy Reimbursement, Click here for more.
  • CMS Expands CAR T-cell Therapy Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries, Read more here
  • AMA House of Delegates Adopts ASCO Resolutions on Step Therapy, Medicare Part B, Read more on ASCO in Action.
  • Two Cancer Research Organizations Submit Recommendations to FDA Aimed at Reducing Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation, Click here for more.

When a patient’s health insurance plan denies your request for prior authorization (PA) or coverage for a medication, you may submit an appeal. When submitting an appeal to a patient’s health insurance plan, including an Appeal Letter can help explain the rationale and clinical decision-making behind the choice of a specific therapy.

This guide will assist you in composing an Appeal Letter for your patients who have been prescribed a Genentech medicine. You can also access this guide, as well as any enclosures necessary for completing an Appeal Letter, in the Forms and Documents section of Genentech-Access.com.

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Apply for ASCO’s Health Policy Leadership Development Program

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 ASCO Health Policy Leadership Development Program (HP-LDP). Formerly the Health Policy Fellowship Program, the HP-LDP is a one-year program that provides an opportunity for ASCO members to develop expertise in health policy, advocacy, and grassroots activity.

The HP-LDP is open to all ASCO members in the United States who completed their final subspecialty training between 2009 and 2014.

Click here for more information.