$25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to help health care providers hit by the pandemic.

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  •  TOMORROW, September 22, live webinar on Prostate Cancer Awareness. MOASC News/MOASC Programs
  • September 23, 2021, webinar on challenges of the most pressing issues facing medical practices California News
  • $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to help health care providers hit by the pandemic. National News
  • Some 340B hospitals charging insurers an average of 3.8 times more than acquisition costs for oncology drugs. National News

California oncology groups and supporters have succeeded in moving SB 310 (Rubio) through the legislature. The bill ensures patients’ access to needed anti-cancer medications.  The bill will create a program that allows oncologists to accept unused, unneeded, medication from their patients and redistribute that medication to other patients in need. To read more click here and go to California News.

Help CMS Improve Provider Resources by taking this confidential Medicare survey. asking about information and resources you use to understand the Medicare program and/or help you bill correctly. AIHC is an educational partner with CMS and asks you to take a few minutes to complete an important Medicare billing survey from CMS. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/CMS news.

HHS will distribute $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds from the American Rescue Plan to help hospitals and other health care providers hit by the pandemic, following pressure from lawmakers and medical groups. About $17 billion will be set aside for applicants who can demonstrate pandemic-related revenue losses, while $8.5 billion will go to those in rural areas. To read more click here and go to National News.

On October 4, 1-2pm PDT, ASH is hosting the final of their new series titled the ASH Advocacy Webinar Series, Working with Advocacy Groups and Coalitions: How to Amplify Your Voice in Washington. ASH is committed to educating its members on how to become effective advocates for hematology research and practice. Registration is free and open to all interested. To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News/ASH News.

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

September 21, 2021 



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