[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] Urge Your Representative to Support Community Cancer Care

Urge Your Representative to Support Community Cancer Care by Signing the Nunes-Tonko Letter to CMS   Representatives Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) are asking their fellow Representatives to sign a letter to CMS Administrator Tavenner to show their opposition to harmful cuts in the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule that will … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] Participate Virtually in Rally for Medical Research Day of Action!

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology is on Capitol Hill today with more than 250 advocates from The Rally for Medical Research, which is organized by the American Association of Cancer Research and supported by more than 150 other organizations. We’re meeting with Members of Congress to raise awareness of the critical need … Continue reading

How is Sequestration Affecting Cancer Care Access?

An April 3, 2013, article in the Washington Post reported that “cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients” because of the budget sequester. The article was published one month after the sequester, or the automatic budget cuts required by the Balanced Budget Act, became effective. The Post article and subsequent news coverage triggered … Continue reading

Take Action to Reverse Sequestration Cuts to Cancer Drugs

Take Action on Sequestration Cuts to Cancer Drugs   Sequestration cuts to Medicare payments went into effect April 1. The reductions are impacting reimbursement both for services and chemotherapy drugs, effectively decreasing Part B drug reimbursement from ASP+6 to ASP+4.3. These cuts to Medicare are already threatening community practices.   There are two actions you … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] Sequestration Cuts to Hit Medicare and the NIH: Contact Your Legislators Today!

The Office of Management and Budget has released its report outlining how it will implement the cuts due to sequestration. These cuts, which will become effective in 2013 unless Congress acts, are mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 and include cuts to both Medicare and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To read … Continue reading