This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • The California legislature passed a state budget with notable health coverage provisions, including the expansion of Medi-Cal to all Californians. California News
  • CMS has published Open Payments Program Year 2018data, along with newly submitted and updated payment records for previous program years. CMS News
  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 cycle of ASCO’s Health Policy Leadership Development Program. Affiliate Association News

The California legislature passed a state budget with notable health coverage provisions, including the expansion of Medi-Cal to all Californians with low incomes under the age of 26, regardless of immigration status. To read more click here and go to California News.

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is conducting an environmental scan survey to collect information regarding the HPV vaccine with the aim to increase uptake rates. To read more click here and go to California News.

CMS launched its three-stage AI Health Outcomes Challenge, offering up to a $1 million grand prize for the best initiative to predict unplanned hospital admissions and other adverse events. Ultimately, the CMS Innovation Center could use the innovations to test provider payment and delivery models. To read more click here and go to CMS News.

Join COA for a free webinar on Friday, July 12 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PT.The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) recently released the “OCM 2.0,” an ambitious reform model to improve quality, reduce costs, and provide important additional cancer care services to patients. COA staff will take a deeper dive into what the OCM 2.0 is, and is not, as well as our vision for the future of cancer care. To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News.

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July 9, 2019