This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- Legislature refuses to pass coverage of IVF for diseases such as cancer. California News
- Most cancer survivors not getting the support they need. National News
- If you don’t want to lose patient assistance programs, send YOUR DATA BEFORE September 15th. Affiliate Association News
The so-called Death Certificate Project initiated by the Medical Board of California that began in 2015 has now resulted in formal accusals of wrongdoing filed against 64 physicians related to their drug prescribing, primarily involving opioids, newly updated records show. To read more click here and go to California News.
CMS is now accepting hardship exceptions from the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) for the 2019 reporting year. To read more click here and go to CMS News.
If you don’t want to lose patient assistance programs, send YOUR DATA BEFORE September 15th. Go to the link at the end of this article to fill out the survey to help COA collect this data from practices. This is SERIOUS and URGENT. The Senate Finance Committee has actually passed a bill that would require drug manufacturers to include the value of “coupon” programs in their ASP calculations, which as of now, would include patient assistance programs (even possibly drug assistance). Patient Assistance & Drugs Survey . To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News.
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