This Friday, May 28, is melanoma and skin cancer detection & prevention awareness day.

This Weekly’s Hot Topic

  • This Friday, May 28, is melanoma and skin cancer detection & prevention awareness day. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, with the CDC, developed a toolkit to aid in the promotion of messaging and activities for Don’t Fry Day. Share with your patients, family and friends.
  • Skin cancer is a common cancer and one of the most preventable. Check your skin for warning signs and talk to others.
  • Resources for Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention

MOASC has joined a growing coalition formed to protect kids from getting hooked on flavored tobacco. The Campaign to Protect California Kids will be advocating to uphold California’s flavored tobacco ban, which is under attack by tobacco companies. Coalition members include, American Cancer Society, American Academy of Pediatrics California, California School Nurses Organization, American Heart Association and American Lung Association to name a few. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

When the state reopens on June 15, social distancing will no longer be required and businesses can operate at full capacity. Secretary of California Health and Human Services commented that the state is at a place, with this pandemic, where the requirements of the past are no longer needed for the foreseeable future, and the state’s workforce regulators are still developing safety rules that will apply to employers. To read more click here and go to California News.

CMS released the second final annual notice of benefit and payment standards for Affordable Care Act plans for the 2022 plan year. The rule lowers maximum out-of-pocket costs by $400, reverses a planned change to web broker display requirements and expands qualifications for special enrollment periods. To read more click here and go to CMS News.

The HHS Office of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) says health care providers should work with their IT vendors to specify how they want to record race and ethnicity data, consistent with the CDC’s Race & Ethnicity code technology, for the populations they serve. To read more click here and go to National News.

To read the complete California Oncology Newsletter, click on the date below.

May 25, 2021



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