California Oncology Weekly Newsletter 4.4.2017

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This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • April is National Minority Health Month (California News)
  • MOASC Lunchtime Series presentation replay (MOASC News)
  • Hematologic Malignancies Updatesin 2017 (ANCO News)
  • Looking for an expert in melanoma (Affiliate News)


Thank you to those who completed the CDOC Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change survey. If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey, please respond by TOMORROW Wednesday, April 5th, as CDOC continues to strengthen its Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) change efforts as a means to effectively reduce the burden of cancer. For more information click here and go to California News.

Bladder/Urothelial Tumor Markers Final LCD – Effective May 16, 2017
The following Local Coverage Determination (LCD) has completed the Open Public and Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) comment period and is now finalized. For more information click here and go to Noridian News.

California’s doctors and dentists have renewed their push for more money to treat Medi-Cal patients. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, and some health advocates, say they have other priorities for improving the low-income health program, which serves some 14 million residents, or about a third of the state’s population. Doctors expected better pay on a new tobacco tax passed by voters in November. Proposition 56 was estimated to add about $1.2 billion to the state’s Medi-Cal fund for 2017-18. For more information click here and go to Medi-Cal News.

CMS is releasing a Request for Information to welcome continued feedback on Medicare Advantage and Part D. CMS is soliciting ideas for regulatory, sub-regulatory, policy, practice and procedural changes to better accomplish transparency, flexibility, program simplification and innovation in Medicare Advantage and Part D. CMS is accepting comments on the Request for Information through April 24, 2017. For more information click here and go to CMS News.


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April 4, 2017

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