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June Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead

Read about OHOS Day on the Hill in Columbus and the Latest Advocacy Developments

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ASCO Sets Six Guiding Principles for AI in Oncology

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Update to ASCO-ONS Antineoplastic Therapy Administration Safety Standards Expands Scope to New Therapies and Sites of Care

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CMS Reopens Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) With Payment Boost, Extends Model to 2030

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CMS Finalizes Rules Codifying More Prescription Drugs as Essential Health Benefits, Improving Health Equity, Addressing Biosimilar Substitutions

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May Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead

Read about the Latest Developments Regarding the Biomarker Bill as well as Two New Bills Just Introduced!

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United Healthcare, Optum, and Change Healthcare Involved in Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Data Breach

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New ASCO Guideline Recommendations Answer Key Questions About Vaccinating Adults with Cancer

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April Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead

Read about the Latest Developments Regarding the Ohio Prior Authorization Gold Card Bill and the Removal of Drugs - We Need Your Help To Address This!

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Enhancing Access: Ohio's Drug Repository Program Evolution

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CMS Statement on Continued Action to Respond to the Cyberattack on Change Healthcare

Providers and Hospitals can request accelerated/advanced payments!

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EXPLAINER: What to Know About the Change Healthcare Cyberattack

Excellent article with an overview and explanation of who Change Healthcare is, what happened and how this affects all of us.

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Cyberattack Paralyzes the Largest U.S. Health Care Payment System

Read About Problems in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania - and the National Impact of this attack!

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March Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead - Latest Advocacy Achievements

Read about the latest developments regarding Bills concerning Prior Authorization Gold Carding and Insurance Company Non-Medical Switching.

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ASCO - Two Breast Cancer Guidelines Published in January

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CMS Releases Guidance for Code G2211

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February Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead - Latest Advocacy Achievements

Read about what is happing on Bills related to co-pay accumulators, prior auth gold carding, biomarkers, PBMs and OHOS priorities!!

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New Rule Finalized - Medicaid Plans MUST Establish Electronic Prior Auth Systems and Respond Timely

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Do Not Miss Billing the New G2211 Code with Your Visits in 2024

Here is some information to help clear up the confusion!

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January Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead - Latest Advocacy Achievements

Read about what is happing on Bills related to co-pay accumulators, prior auth gold carding, biomarkers, PBMs and OHOS priorities!!

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OHOS/ASCO Webinar

CMS Final Rules Summary - Prepare for Changes in 2024

  • The recording of our recent webinar, is still available. Whether you missed the live session or want to revisit the insights shared, you can access the recording. Take this opportunity to stay informed!

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    December Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead - Latest Advocacy Achievements

    Read about what is happing on Bills related to co-pay accumulators, prior auth gold carding, biomarkers, PBMs and OHOS priorities!!

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    CMS Releases Final Rules for the Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Departments

    Medicare Physician Conversion Factor Cut 3.37% for 2024

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    Join OHOS in Supporting House Bills 130 & 177

    • PLEASE - sign on to the OHOS Prior Authorization and CoPay Accumulator Support Bills
    • It's easy - Just send OHOS an email!
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    November Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead - Latest Advocacy Achievements

    Read about what is happing on Bills related to co-pay accumulators, prior auth gold carding, biomarkers, PBMs and OHOS priorities!!

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    Oncology Changes in CPT 2024 Code Set Include Common Treatments, Lab Tests

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    Telemedicine Flexibilities for Prescribing Controlled Medications Extended Through November 2024

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    Use of Co-Pay Accumulators Put on Hold Pending Manufacturer Assistance, Cost-Sharing Decision by HHS

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    House Energy and Commerce Committee Charis Announce Health Legislative Hearing on Strengthening Patient Access to Care in Medicare

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    Takeda Voluntarily Withdrawing EXKIVITY®

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    Court Strikes Down HHS Rule that Allowed Insurers to Not Count Copay Assistance (No Co-pay Accumulators for Branded Drugs!)

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    October Update: OHOS & Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead - Latest Advocacy Achievements

    Read about co-pay accumulators, prior auth gold carding, biomarkers, PBMs and OHOS priorities!!

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    Drug Shortage Impact - PLEASE Share Your Stories!

    Help ASCO help us with legislation changes!

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    ASCO's Practice Impact Analysis of 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

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    Join OHOS in Supporting House Bill 130!

    Prior Authorization Gold Card Program

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    HHS Selects the First Drugs for Medicare Drug Price Negotiation

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    A September Message From OHOS Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead

    This is a must read!!

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    Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Cuts Radiation Oncology Services by 2%

    ASTRO Leaders See Cuts to Radiation Therapy Services Hitting Patient Access

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    An August Message From OHOS Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead

    Includes important information on the August 8th election!

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    What Happened to Ohio's Co-Pay Accumulator Bill?

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    ASCO in Action - Comments on Release of 2024 OPPS and PFS Proposed Rules

    Physician Fee Schedule Conversion Factor Cut to 3.36%

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    CMS Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Hospital Proposed Rules Released!

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    ASTRO Releases New Radiation Oncology Payment Reform Legislative Proposal

    Town Hall on July 21st for Radiation Oncology Community

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    CMS Announces Actions to Lower Health Care Costs and Allow Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

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    A July Message From OHOS Lobbyist, Matt Whitehead

    An update about White-Bagging, Prior Authorizations, Biomarker Testing, Copay Accumulator Bills and so much more!

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    OHOS Regional Spring Meeting Roundtables

    A Great Success That Has Ignited Many OHOS Initiatives!

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