AB 3087 (Kalra) was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee!

This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • Judge strikes down California’s Right-To-Die Law (California News)
  • AB 3087 held in Assembly Appropriations Committee (California News)
  • R. 5958, the “Phair Pricing Act of 2018” to lower cost of drugs (National News)

 

Thanks to you, last Friday, AB 3087 (Kalra) was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee!  AB 3087 would have increased patient out-of-pocket costs and resulted in a dangerous government intrusion into the health care market by creating state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians. For more information click here and go to California News.

With great enthusiasm, MOASC member, Andrew Hendifar, MD, Cedars-Sinai, Course Director, invites you to attend the upcoming NANETS Regional NET Education: The Multidisciplinary Management of NET Cancers. This conference, a joint effort of NANETS, North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, and Cedars-Sinai is taking place on Saturday, June 9th in Los Angeles, CA at the Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. For more information click here and go to MOASC News.

This Sunday, June 3rd, join others to #CelebrateLife and raise awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day. #NCSD2018 National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. For more information click here and go to National News.

Through June 1! ASH is now accepting nominations for members to participate in the eighth annual Advocacy Leadership Institute taking place September 24-25, 2018, in Washington, DC. This two-day workshop is an opportunity for ASH members who wish to gain a better understanding of the Society and its activities, and to learn about legislation and health policy affecting hematology research and practice. For more information click here and go to Affiliate Association News.

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May 29, 2018 

This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • Court overturns California’s 2-year-old physician-assisted suicide law (California News)
  • ARE YOU AN ONCOLOGY MEDICAL HOME? (MOASC News)
  • CMS publishes updated New Medicare Card release schedule (CMS News)
  • Thursday, May 24, national broadcast on TAGRISSO® (Industry News)

 

A court overturned California’s two-year-old physician-assisted suicide law, though a stay is in place. For now, the law stays in place. The state attorney general was allowed five days to ask the judge to suspend his judgment while the state appeals the case. For more information click here and go to California News.

Life after cancer is about more than just counting years. It’s about making those years count. Let’s work together to lessen the burden of cancer survivorship. Join others to #CelebrateLife and raise awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 3. #NCSD2018 National Cancer Survivors Day®. For more information click here and go to National News.

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underinsured individuals with the out-of-pocket costs for their critical medications and treatments. PAN currently has 28 hematology and oncology assistance programs and can be a resource for your patients. For more information click here and go to National News.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an updated New Medicare Card release schedule which indicates that the agency’s original roll-out schedule is slightly delayed. According to the agency, several states, including AK, CA, DE, HI, MD, PA, OR, VA, and WV will have cards issued to beneficiaries in May, with other states to follow after June. For more information click here and go to CMS News.

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May 22, 2018