CMS supporting California residents impacted by wildfires.

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This is the last edition of the California Oncology Weekly for 2017.

We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

Our next publication will resume Tuesday, January 9, 2018.


This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • CMS supporting California residents impacted by wildfires (California News)
  • It’s a new year! Obtain updated patient insurance and eligibility (National News)
  • ANCO’s Medicare Reimbursement for Oncology 2018 on Jan. 3rd. (ANCO News)


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced that the agency has taken immediate steps and is monitoring conditions in support of California residents displaced and recovering from the wildfires ravaging southern portions of the state. On Dec. 11, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency (PHE) in the state of California retroactive to Dec. 4, 2017. For more information click here and go to California News.

Receive a $10 gift card! MOASC is conducting a quick Communications Survey, and we need you help to better serve you and to know how we are doing. We are simply looking for your opinions. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete for you to receive your $10 gift card.  For more information click here and go to MOASC News.

It is more important than ever for Congress to hear from all of us that IPAB still needs to be repealed. As the end of the year approaches, much of Congress’ work remains in flux.  Please contact your Senators and House members who voted in favor of repeal, to have them urge Leadership to incorporate IPAB repeal in any legislative vehicle that must move.  For more information click here and go to National News.

Flagship Research is seeking for Oncologists and Hematologists for a paid research study! They will be conducting a phone/web interview with Doctors treating adult patient, Flagship Research is interested in learning more about your thoughts and opinions of TRK-related tumors (non-small cell lung, primary brain, sarcoma, advanced thyroid, salivary gland, pancreatic, and colorectal).  For more information click here and go to Affiliate News.

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December 19, 2017.

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