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State-of-the-Art Symposium

Featuring clinical hematology updates with a focus on lymphoid malignancies

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New NHLBI Report on Sickle Cell Disease

ASH endorses a new evidence-based expert panel report on the management of sickle cell disease published by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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  • Least Costly Alternatives for Drugs in the World of Hematology

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) used its second session of the 2014-2015 cycle to take on an issue that could be very important for hematologists and access to drugs for their patients–the opportunity for Medicare to pay for drugs on a “least costly alternative” basis.  ASH continues to follow this issue as part of a commitment to ensure that policies are created that give patients efficient access to important drugs while maintaining clinician decision-making and incentives for continued innovation.

  • Medicaid Pay Parity Nears Expiration – ASH Works with ACP to Extend

    Since the passage of the ACA, specialists in internal medicine—including hematologists—have been eligible for increased Medicaid payment rates. The ACA, however, limited this increase in payment to 2013 and 1014, and the rates will soon revert to their former levels without further legislation. ASH has worked with the American College of Physicians and other stakeholders to support legislation that would extend this payment parity, and has recently submitted a letter to further show support.

  • ASH Comments on Proposals Covering Medicare Payments to Physicians and Hospitals in 2015

    ASH submitted comment letters covering Medicare proposals for payments and associated policies for services paid under the physician fee schedule and the hospital outpatient prospective payment system.

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